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Pitso Mosimane still haunted by memories of Mamelodi Sundowns' last defeat to Kaizer Chiefs

11:32 PM SGT 24/1/18
Former Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane
Mosimane is certainly keeping his cards close to his chest as Masandawana prepare to take on Amakhosi on Saturday

Vengeance will once again be on the cards when Mamelod Sundowns travel to Johannesburg to take on Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday night.

The clash promises to be an exciting encounter with only five points dividing the two teams, and with a roaring Masandawana looking to put aside their recent 2-1 defeat to Amakhosi, something which coach Pitso Mosimane admits is still very much ingrained in his memory.

Speaking at a joint press conference hosted by the Glamour Boys on Wednesday afternoon, the 53-year-old was in bullish mood as he kept his cards close to his chest, refusing to elaborate too much on his game plan ahead of the clash.

"I still have the memories (of the previous match at Loftus); it is part of football. You can choose which memories you want to remember," Mosimane said.

"Kaizer Chiefs has turned the corner (compared to their form earlier in the season). They have been more consistent," Mosimane praised Komphela's team.

The clash would also see Chiefs’ January signing Leonardo Castro face off against his former side for the very first time.

"Leo (Castro) has moved on. We are generous, Steve (Komphela) is happy. Leo left on a good note. Kaizer Chiefs gave us Lebese," Mosimane said.  

"Leo knows all our secrets, he travels with a booklet. He probably gave it to Steve," joked the Sundowns coach. 

Meanwhile, the Brazilians mentor admitted that he goes into the clash at the FNB Stadium with several players who are not completely 100 percent fit, and he explained that Chiefs’ goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune may have one less thing to worry about as new signing Jeremy Brockie is a doubtful starter for Saturday’s game.

"The team is ok. We have some players who are not 100 percent in good shape," he said.

"Let’s have goals, if it is a draw, I would rather have it as 3-3 and not 0–0.  Itu (Khune) you can rest, Brockie may not start," he added.

"We did not bring him to put us on top. He found us there. We brought him for the Champions League. Brockie can help us on the continent," Mosimane concluded.