JOHANNESBURG — Teko Modise believes Mamelodi Sundowns have a “good chance” of winning the two remaining trophies — the League and the Nedbank Cup.
The Brazilians top the Premiership log standings with 42 points after 22 League matches followed closely by the defending champions Orlando Pirates in second place on 40 points.
On the other hand, Sundowns are in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup and will play Maritzburg United in a couple of weeks, after the draw was made on Monday. Modise is confident this is a good opportunity for Sundowns to end their four-season silverware drought.
“I think we have a good chance (of winning the double). I mean we haven’t lost a game this year and we are conceding less,” Modise said.
“We know we have been drawing games, but we are not panicking at all,” “Donadoni” said.
Meanwhile, Maritzburg’s Kurt Lentjies told KickOff.com the KZN team would give Sundowns a run for their money when the two teams meet, at a date and venue still to be confirmed.
“It is a cup competition and anything can happen on the day and the team that’s willing to go the extra mile will come out victorious at the end of the day.
“Look at Golden Arrows; they beat us 4-1 in the League a couple of weeks ago and we beat them in the Nedbank Cup over the weekend so a cup competition is something totally different,” Lentjies concluded.
At the draw, Premier Soccer League CEO Stan Matthews said he was hoping to see at least 17 more goals in the competition, with seven games to go: “We are now on 83 goals . . . I have set a target of 100 goals.
“We have raised R166 000 for charity during this tournament,” Matthews says. “I would like to commend Nedbank for a fantastic work.
“Every goal scored during the Nedbank Cup is rewarded with R2 000 which is donated to charity.”
The game of the round is undoubtedly Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars, where the in-form Edward Manqele will look to continue his streak of scoring against the Soweto giants.
Jomo Sono will be disappointed with Jomo Cosmos’ draw against SuperSport United, having told KickOff.com this morning he wanted to play Chiefs, purely for financial reasons.
AmaZulu v Santos
Kaizer Chiefs v Free State Stars
SuperSport United v Jomo Cosmos
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United — KickOff.com