The Brazilians are cautious of the risk posed by the Western Cape aspect together with their Afcon-winning Zambian midfielder
Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena says they know what to anticipate after they meet Stellenbosch in Saturday’s Premier Soccer League match at Danie Craven Stadium as he factors at their opponents’ hazard males.
Regardless of beating Stellies 3-Zero within the reverse fixture, earlier than knocking the Western Cape outfit out of the Nedbank Cup 3-2 after further time, Mokwena nonetheless feels their opponents are an enormous risk.
Whereas mentioning gamers who may hassle Sundowns, Mokwena consists of former TP Mazembe midfielder Nathan Sinkala who additionally had earlier stints in Israel, France and Switzerland.
“The left-hand aspect with [Marc] van Heerden as a wing-back is just a little bit extra direct and permits them [Stellenbosch] to get field entries. Then there are the build-up schemes with the again three [starting with goalkeeper Lee] Langeveldt,” Mokwena advised Sundowns’ media.
“Once more you even have to manage the affect of Nathan Sinkala in addition to the pace and motion of [Ashley] Du Preez and [Dean] van Rooyen. So we all know what to anticipate, we simply performed them lately. So we must always be capable to discover the best options for the match.
“A really awkward form their again three presents potentialities for it to be a bolstered block of 5 and that’s very troublesome to include. However let’s see what occurs, it ought to be an excellent recreation if we apply ourselves correctly.
“The benefit of Stellenbosch is that they don’t park the bus. They don’t sit off the ball and have a defence. That’s the advantage of Stellenbosch. They play very open and it ought to be one other entertaining recreation.
“The opposite good factor is that they have clear ideas of play, a transparent means of orientating themselves on the subject of sure patterns, notably on the right-hand aspect the place they’re much more fluid with their actions.”
Sundowns shall be dealing with a Stellenbosch aspect which has gained its final two PSL video games to finish a interval of wrestle.
However the Brazilians can be buoyed by the truth that they’re unbeaten within the league this season and go into this match recent from dismissing Polokwane Metropolis 4-Zero out of Nedbank Cup on Wednesday.
It was a match the Brazilians made some large adjustments, resting some key gamers and it’s but to be seen in the event that they follow these given the possibility towards Polokwane.
“We’ve got tried to regenerate the group and rotate a bit and the great factor is the gamers who acquired the chance towards Polokwane Metropolis didn’t let themselves down and didn’t let the crew down,” mentioned Mokwena.
“They did very nicely in representing the membership in shifting ahead a step nearer to the aims. We’re in an excellent area and we’re assured that we’re prepared for Stellenbosch.”