Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs are both in Premiership action on Tuesday following exploits in continental competitions.
The Brazilians returned from Sudan with a point after a 0-0 draw against Hilal and now travel to Thohoyandou to face TTM with last meeting between these two sides ending a goalless draw.
Much of the pre-match preparation for co-coach Rulani Mokwena will centre around mental motivation and squad rotation.
“The players are in a good space, we come into this game on the back of a Champions League encounter and not a performance we are proud of. We are never happy if we don’t win games, any result except a win for Mamelodi Sundowns is a defeat. We are going into this game knowing that we must win it. We have enough motivation”, said Mokwena
TTM are on something of a roll under Dylan Kerr having picked up seven points in their last three games.
“TTM has had a couple of changes with Dylan Kerr coming in, they have a good and quality attack that has the speed to pose danger. They have players like Rakhale, Ngele, Mnyamane these are players that can decide the direction of the game at any moment,” concluded Mokwena.
The match kicks off at 3pm.
At 5pm, Chiefs host the plucky winelands outfit, Stellenbosch FC, looking for back to back league wins.
Amakhosi forward Lazarous Kombole believes the team are in a good space after a league win was followed up by a victory over Wydad Casablanca.
“We’ve played two difficult games and we’ve won both. Previously we were not winning, so this is a morale booster for the team and for us as players ahead of the next game,” said Kambole.
“Stellies will be a different ball game, but we will do our homework as Chiefs and that won’t be an easy game. We just have to give it our all to collect maximum points.”
Chiefs start this contest in ninth while the visitors are 12th and winless in their last two outings.