Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, has refuted claims that his team is unstoppable ahead of the Nedbank Cup first round.
Nedbank Cup defending champions, Sundowns, begin their campaign at home to Richards Bay having won the last 15 league matches in a row.
“Richards Bay are good opponents and fortunately we just recently played them, we also had an opportunity to watch them against Amazulu,” said Mokwena.
“They are an interesting team, well coached with good players and it will be difficult game for us. As a team we are not unstoppable, we are just a difficult team to play against.
We try to respect every opponent and work hard to win every match.
Every player in our squad is very important and any time we can use them and they want to be part of the team. Everybody wants to be there, fight for their place and want to play.
Sundowns have already played against Richards Bay three times this season but Mokwena believes that the Cup game will be different.
“We try to win every game – we try to put a performance that is good enough to win every football match.
We accept the challenge to win every match and every trophy. We are still in all the three cup competitions. Every single day we try to focus on one fixture.
My focus right now is on Richards Bay. I know more about Richards Bay than our Caf Champions League opponents and try to give players as much information as we can.”