Downs travel to Tembisa for quarter final action

The games are coming in thick and fast as Sundowns are back in action in the quarter finals of the Nedbank Cup against Highlands Park. The Brazilians held their nerve and ensured they progressed to the next round when they did the business against VUT FC, securing a 2-0 win. A vintage header from Arendse and a clinical strike from Mahlambi proved the difference on the day.

Highlands Park made tough work of their previous game in the Nedbank Cup against Kaizer Chiefs, scoring a goal and contributing an own goal which meant the game went to extra time and then on to penalties. They kept their composure winning the penalty shootout 5-4 and making sure they secured a spot in the quarter finals.

Outside of the Cup the Brazilians have an excellent record against Highlands Park having remained unbeaten in their last 5 encounters, but the boys are all too aware of the difficult game that lies ahead. The coach will have to manage his squad as the fixtures keep coming.

Match details:

Sundowns vs Highlands Park will be played on Saturday evening in Tembisa. Kick off will take place at 18h00 (CAT) at Makhulong Stadium.

6 Responses
  1. Chloorkp is next door to Tembisa it is like playing at home and Downs has more supporters in Tembisa than Highlands park Downs will win it just to show that are the Big Team

  2. Lamamelodi

    I always support and love this team, whether losing or winning. But this time around I just pray they win this match for us knowing very well it will be a step closer to the final. Imagine the cash it comes with, but also the trophy itself

  3. Malefetsane

    Heita Masandawana. Coach Pitso and the Team, please win this match against Highlands Park. Their coach declared his love for Kaizer Chiefs, and also demonstrated it by giving them 3 goals and 3 points. We must punish him

  4. AbK#632

    It is no longer cool to support this team anymore ,Sundowns is no longer ruthless and mighty like 2015 ,2016 and 2017 .This team is just ordinary nowadays ,it no longer deserves to be called The Brasilia ,first the coach is arrogant and speak bad about other PSL teams about how well rested they are ,but praise Arabic teams because he is nowadays a celebrity in North Africa , I ask myself if Sundowns players and management are there to play soccer in N.Africa or to run some celebrity parade of bragging and fame ,then get a draw and say it is positive results ,the old Sundowns was not like that ,the boys played the piano with style not for love from Arabs or anyone ,our coach signed G.Maluleka recently ,a ’31 year old cow ‘ ,do we need him ,we have about 6 CMs already and what happened to giving young players a chance ,do we aspire to be the next AC Milan ,6 years from now it is possible we may be competing for top 8 or PSL survival if worse because young players of today who would be regulars then never got any enough exposure,is there a ruthless striker for Sundowns , ‘NO’ ,this team is finished I am fed up ,we do not deserve to be compared to the famous Brazilian side that won the world cup ,if it was not of being big headed ,selfish and favouritism ,we would have won 3 champions league titles by now .Anyway congratulations in advance for beating weak Highlands Park 2-1 ,that is our favourite scorline mos .

  5. Malefetsane

    AbK#632, don’t hasten to lose hope member. Remember that even before those years you referred to we had experienced some down times. For me, the problem is that the players we have played too many games over the past three years. I think we need to hit the reset button and recruit aggressively to create a new team. With respect to the coach, he is a true Sundowns material. He just needs to be managed properly. Sundowns must get a strong Technical Director, one that Coach Pitso will respect.