Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says they are motivated to go level on points with leaders Orlando Pirates


Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana says there’s no room for error, as they prepare for their next challenge in the Absa Premiership this afternoon.

Sundowns got back to winning ways with a narrow 2-1 victory over Baroka FC over the weekend in Polokwane and can go level with leaders Orlando Pirates if they beat Chippa United at Lofus Stadium this afternoon (15h00).

The defending champions want a win to put the pressure on the Buccaneers, who take on bottom-of-the-table Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday (19h30).  

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Sundowns’ opponents, the Chilli Boys, are also in a battle to stay alive, as they currently sit just four points ahead of the Team of Choice. Their Nedbank Cup campaign was brought to an end by Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend, so Clinton Larsen and his men will put all their energy into ensuring they avoid the drop. And a victory over Sundowns would no doubt give them the boost they need to move up the standings.

“It will be a difficult game for us, every game we play at this stage is very difficult. We have no choice but to win this game because you can see how things stand right now in the league, so we have to give ourselves a chance by winning this game,” Kekana tells

“The leaders have a three point lead, so it motivates us to win the game so that we can be level on points with them. We are expecting a tough 90 minutes against Chippa.”

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