Pitso Mosimane is certain that his Mamelodi Sundowns side have got a slight edge over Orlando Pirates ahead of tonight’s mouth-watering Absa Premiership clash at the Dobsonville Stadium.
Mosimane believes that beating Bidvest Wits 3-2 in the semifinal of the Nedbank Cup this past weekend makes Masandawana better equipped than the Buccaneers who will be playing their first game since the suspension of the 2019/20 season.
“It is tough and it is a difficult space. Yes, we have got a little bit of information ahead of Orlando Pirates to be honest. We can say we have a little bit of an advantage because we know football under Covid-19,” said Mosimane.
“We are playing a team that was resting and watching us when we had people who got hamstring injuries. But the advantage is that we have played and the disadvantage is that we are playing a well-rested team. It is a big game but it won’t be the same game that you saw before,” Mosimane added.
“We can now comment about football under Covid-19, we know it now but if you have not played you cannot talk. If you haven’t suffered a muscle injury like we had on Sphelele Mkhulise, you don’t understand. Rivaldo Coetzee was on the edge and you can even substitute important players like Themba Zwane and Sibusiso Vilakazi,” Mosimane said.
The game at Dobsonville Stadium is set to kick off at 6pm.
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