Themba Zwane, the captain of Mamelodi Sundowns, has issued a caution against underestimating Swallows in their MTN 8 matchup this weekend.
Sundowns will be led by Zwane in the quarterfinal match as they look to get back on track to win the cup.
SWALLOWS ARE EXPECTED TO THROW A LOT OF IT AT THEM, SAYS THEMBA ZWANE.
The captain believes that Sundowns will need to show bravery since Swallows will bring physicality to the match.
He also sent a cautionary note regarding the speed at which Swallows operate.
“We anticipate a highly physical match and expect them to employ long ball tactics against us,” Themba Zwane said.
“According to Themba Zwane, we’re preparing for a notably physical encounter and foresee them resorting to long ball strategies,” commented the Mamelodi Sundowns skipper.
“They possess fast players who have the potential to create issues for opposing teams. Nevertheless, we are fully prepared for whatever challenges they might present.”
Although Sundowns has a hectic agenda, Zwane is convinced that everyone is ready for the challenging road ahead.
“It’s all about taking things one step at a time. However, I am part of a dressing room filled with players and coaches who are determined to fight for every trophy available. This thirst for continuous success defines us as a football club. Collectively, we share a vision of consistently giving everything we have in every competition we participate in. On a personal level, I am always striving to be in the best possible shape to meet the demands of the busy football calendar, which is a regular occurrence at Sundowns,” Zwane added.
On Saturday, Sundowns will play against their former midfielder Andile Jali in addition to their former coach Steve Komphela, who spent five trophy-filled years at Chloorkop.
The MTN 8 has been won by Mamelodi Sundowns in four seasons, while its rivals, Swallows, have won it three times, most recently in 2012.