Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
3 Feb 2017
2:47 pm

It will be a good test for us – Downs midfielder

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

In 2012, Masandawana hammered amateur outfit Powerlines with a massive 24-0 scoreline.

Sibusiso Vilakazi of Sundowns during the MTN 8 Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on September 21, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi believes coming up against a small team in the Nedbank will be a good test for them after being drawn against SAB league side Mariveni United at the Nedbank headquarters in Sandton last Thursday night.

“I had a feeling that we will get a small team, and it happened. I think it is a good test for us and for them as well,” said Vilakazi.

“We are looking forward to it, and we will try to gather as much information as we can on our opponents to see what we can work with. It is never an easy game nowadays, each and every team you play against you want to win regardless of which team play against.”

With Sundowns being known for hammering amateur teams in this competition following their 24-0 demolition of Powerlines in the 2012 edition, Vilakazi says it will be a totally different ball game this time around.

“That was then, now it’s a totally different game because the game is always changing.”