They now tackle TTM this afternoon as their fixture list does not cease. Rulani Mokwena acknowledged the past Easter Weekend before addressing the fixture.
“Before we speak about the players and our preparation I think it’s important that we wish everyone a joyous family day during this time it’s important to be safe, to be with family and to celebrate the right way and the responsible way by making sure we stay safe on the road.” Mokwena told the Mamelodi Sundowns website.
As The Brazilians have already qualified for the next round in the Champions League, they were able to rest key players on Friday. This allows them the opportunity to field a fresh XI this afternoon.
“The players are in a good space, we come into this game on the back of a Champions League encounter and not a performance we are proud of. We are never happy if we don’t win games, any result except a win for Mamelodi Sundowns is a defeat.
“We are going into this game knowing that we must win it. We have enough motivation”
The hosts Tshakhuma are still embroiled in a relegation scrap at the moment. They are 15th, above last placed Black Leopards.
New man in charge Dylan Kerr will be very keen to finish above the club that sacked him earlier this season.
“TTM has had a couple of changes with Dylan Kerr coming in, they have a good and quality attack that has the speed to pose danger. They have players like Rakhale, Ngele, Mnyamane these are players that can decide the direction of the game at any moment.
“They have aggressive wingbacks, also our boy Nico Lukhubeni who is doing well. They have a great team so we have to be aware of those.
“We have analysed them, they are very fluid and we have to make sure we create something from there. It is another important game, which is going to be difficult but a game we are going into it with the highest intentions which are nothing but to win it” he concluded.
The game kicks off at 17h00 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Rulani Mokwena Wants Nothing But A Victory Against TTM!