Sundowns bank on Highlanders fans

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has called upon Highlanders fans to throng Babourfields Stadium to support them when they take on Chicken Inn in the first leg of the CAF Champions League.

Addressing the media soon after the Absa Premiership log leaders touched down at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport yesterday, Mosimane said they felt at home in Bulawayo because of their relationship with Highlanders.

Mosimane hopes Highlanders fans will reciprocate the goodwill shown by his club to Bosso in the past by backing his charges.

“We always land here in Bulawayo whenever we come to Zimbabwe and we hope people from ezimnyama ngenkani will support us. You know Highlanders are our good friends, we gave them Kuda Mahachi on-loan and we’re home to one of their greatest sons (Peter Ndlovu). I hope all Highlanders supporters will back us,” said Mosimane as quoted by the Chronicle.

Mosimane appears to have thoroughloy done his home work on his oppenents judging by the way he was able to recall the roles played by their players in winning their league Championship.

“We’ve lots of respect for Chicken Inn, they’re a strong squad, we don’t have any surprises for them and they know a lot about us because we’re always on television. Even their coach (Joey Antipas) came to South Africa to do his work. The fact that they managed to stop Dynamos who had won the championship for four years shows that they’re a good side. I know they’re good ball passers, they’ve a good goalkeeper Chipezeze (Elvis), their central defender Lawrence Mhlanga is also good together with his partner Ben Nyahunzwi. Devine Lunga who plays left back is good and they’ve a brilliant midfielder Tafadzwa Kutinyu. I don’t know if Deco (Danny Phiri) is available but I know Matawu (Clemence) hasn’t been playing because of injury. Not forgetting dribbling winger George Majika,” he said.

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