Chippa United - Mamelodi Sundowns Preview: Chilli Boys out to silence the Brazilians

Chippa United are scheduled to lock horns against the mighty Mamelodi Sundowns in what will be an enthralling PSL encounter at the Sisa Dukashe stadium.

Sundowns will be full of confidence as they come into the game off the back of a 6-0 humiliation of the Soweto giants Orlando Pirates.

Pitso Mosimane’s men are looking like the team to beat despite playing catch up in the league.

The Tshwane giants find themselves currently occupying fifth spot just behind the chasing pack on the PSL table, but have only played 11 matches.

The defending PSL champions have been playing some of their best football and with players such as Percy Tau and Themba Zwane being in the form of their lives, Chippa will surely have their work cut out.

However, what may stand in the Chilli boys favour is the Brazilians have one eye on the weekend’s massive continental showpiece.

The Caf Champions League winners are set to take on DR Congo powerhouses, TP Mazembe in a one off Caf Super Cup match.

Sundowns have made it known they would have preferred not to have made the trip to the Eastern Cape in order to prepare themselves for the weekend.

But their requests have fallen on deaf ears and Sundowns coach Mosimane is expected to rotate his squad as they attempt to combat the hectic schedule.

Meanwhile, Chippa have had to adapt to life without three of their star players in James Okwuosa, Marc van Heerden and Thembinkosi Lorch, who all left the club to join Pirates. Nonetheless,

Dan Malesela’s men continue to be competitive and come into the game following a 2-1 victory over Baroka FC.

The club are sitting just outside the top eight in ninth position, one point behind Maritzburg United.

The match is sure to be an exciting spectacle as both Mosimane and Malesela are coaches, who love to see their teams play attractive football.

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