Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up to face cross-town rivals SuperSport United in their Last 32 tie of the Nedbank Cup this weekend.
The Brazilians last domestic outing was their 2-1 Derby win over SuperSport in the Absa Premiership with goals from Themba Zwane and Thapelo Morena, securing three points in the closely-contested affair.
Saturday’s cup tie will serve as the fifth Tshwane derby of the season, with two MTN 8 games and both Absa Premiership ties already being played. Matsatsantsa overcame Downs in the MTN 8 tie however Downs have been victorious in both of the league matches played this season.
Downs are coming off the back of two successive CAF Champions League ties which saw them finish at the top of Group C after an away draw against Petro de Luanda and a statement win against Wydad Casablanca.
SuperSport’s most recent outing was an Absa Premiership match which saw them fall to Golden Arrows 1-0 courtesy of a Luke Fleurs own goal.
The Brazilians will not only be looking to secure bragging rights but also a place in the Last 16 of the prestigious Nedbank Cup when they take on SuperSport United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is at 20:15.