PSL resumes with a Titanic clash
The PSL returns on Tuesday with Sundowns hosting league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
JOHANNESBURG - The Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) returns on Tuesday evening, when Sundowns host league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
The Brazilians on Monday said they were ready to take on Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
They are 10th on the log and 18 points behind Chiefs.
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has only been in charge of the Pretoria side for four games, and said it was time his side climbed up the standings.
"We're not happy with the position because I believe Sundowns has a culture, tradition and pedigree of not being there."
He said despite the possibility of Chiefs resting some of their Bafana players after the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, his side would not underestimate them.
"We will work hard against Kaizer Chiefs. I can promise that. We want to get to a respectable position.
"It doesn't matter who we play against, every game is important to us."
Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter said he could not decide which of his players he would rest tonight.
"I very much doubt if we will rest everybody, and I very much doubt if we will play everybody, but hopefully we get everybody into the game and we can put together a team that is going to give a good performance."
Seven Chiefs players were called up to Bafana's 23-man squad for the Afcon tournament, which ended on Sunday.
Baxter said although he would have liked to give them time off, he might need all hands on deck when they face Sundowns.
The coach of the Glamour Boys said he was faced with a difficult task.
"It's a difficult one to call. Whether they are fatigued to the point where they can't perform, or do they have enough in the tank to give us a few games so that we can possibly rest them up a little further down the line."