Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane expects to face an Ajax Cape Town team full of energy and vigor in the Nedbank Cup final this week.
The two square off at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday when the Brazilians will be aiming to win a title they last won back in 2008.
The Urban Warriors have been one of the most impressive teams in South Africa this season with their youthful squad shepherded well by coach Roger de Sa.
“Ajax have a very good team, young, energetic and we know they are in it to win it, like we are,” Mosimane said. “We have a decent team to play football and we play to win.”
However, the Cape side will be minus their coach in the dugout for the clash.
De Sa is suspended after he received a red carded in their final Absa Premierhsip match of the season, a 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates last Saturday.
But Mosimane does not think his absence will be significant.
“The coach being sent off has nothing to do with the impact on the game,” Mosimane added. “Stuart Baxter was out for two games, but Chiefs won both games.
“The team is there, the system is there and they know what to do. And now lately people are calling coaches to talk in corridors while the match is on. They speak, they give instructions and phones are there.”