The Brazilians concluded their last training session ahead of their game against Chippa United on Saturday at 15H30 at Loftus Stadium.
The clash will be Downs’ first game in The Absa premiership for nearly a month. The Brazillian’s previous game in the Absa premiership was against Supersport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on January 19th, where they picked up all three points thanks to goals from Themba Zwane and Thapelo Morena.
Sundowns are coming off an impressive Tshwane derby win against city rivals Supersport United to progress to the last 16 fixtures in the Nedbank Cup and will be full of confidence.
Chippa United’s last domestic fixture saw them go down to Orlando Pirates 2-1, thanks to a brace by Gabadinho Mhango.
The Chilli Boys will, however, go into the tie coming off an impressive 3 goal drubbing TS Galaxy in the Nedbank Cup.
Mosimane is weary of the Chilli Boys but is happy with his teams progress heading into the clash:
“I am happy with the team, we are playing at maximum, there is no game that you can come and say, ah but Sundowns didn’t try and win this game. We are under pressure and sometimes I feel sorry for my players because you have to win all the games.”
The Brazilians’ busy fixture schedule has come with its casualties, with Thapelo Morena and Anele Ngcongca the latest victims.
“When you are playing for a win at all costs all the time in games back to back you start to have injuries because you are ambitious. Thapelo got injured in a cup game, so if he didn’t play this cup game he would still be around.”
“We had Langeman who returned to training today, he has been out for two and a half weeks. We’re happy to welcome him back, but you lose Thapelo and Anele the people I use for right back in the same week.”
Mamelodi Sundowns clash against Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off will be at 15:30 CAT live on Supersport 4.