Sundowns not banking on Game in Hands as they host Highlands Park

Games in hand are not games won, and that is the motto coach Pitso Mosimane lives by.

Ahead of tonight’s catch up Absa Premiership fixture at home against Highlands Park at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, the coach has been speaking about how important it is to close the gap on the current log leaders.

Sundowns have come off a great win in the Telkom Knockout, putting five goals past AmaZulu at the same venue on Sunday. The coach wants to build momentum.

“If you don’t win that game, the gap might increase. So for us it is a big game and a very hard one, you know Highlands. They are tough and that game will get you injuries, yellow cards or red cards. They were tough to play against last season and they have improved under coach Owen da Gama,” said Mosimane.

The coach said he would have liked to rest a few players during the past weekend’s match, but minor knocks to some altered his plan.

“Hlompho Kekana had a tight hamstring and I had to make sure I keep him. But Andile Jali was a forced substitute, I would have liked for him to finish the game because it was flowing well for him. The person I wanted to substitute was Gaston Sirino or Themba Zwane because we have a hard game coming against Highlands and it is a game in hand. But that didn’t happen,” said Mosimane.

A win for Sundowns would push us to second place on the log table, with one game still to be played to be up to date with the round of league fixtures.

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