Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila eyes Sundowns revenge against Polokwane City
By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila wants revenge against Polokwane City when he lines up this weekend for his South African club Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL clash.
The Brazilians suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat in the reverse of this fixture back in October.
That defeat helped dethroning Sundowns off the top of the South African top flight as it represented their first defeat in the league.
The Black Stars defender now wants a massive response from his side to right the wrongs in the return fixture while giving their fans something more to cheer about following their new found winning form after a stuttering period.
“Saturday’s match against Polokwane City is a big one that comes at a very crucial time for us because we are looking to maintain a winning run after the AmaZulu win,” Sumaila told the club’s website.
“On the other hand we know that our supporters want revenge – these guys beat us 1–0 to hand us our first defeat of the season.
“For us on the training fields there’s no revenge talk at all, the main focus is working hard on team chemistry because some of the players have not played together for some time.”
Pitso Mosimane’s side were not in midweek action – meaning he will have his players fresh for Saturday’s home game – something the Ghanaian acknowledge will go a long way to help the side.
“Not playing a midweek match has really afforded us the time and by now we are playing as a solid team, and that’s something to be excited about,” Sumiala added.
“We know what we have to do to bring back the pride to the club’s badge. We have to break opponents in home matches and be very tight.”
Sundowns are six points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs who will be facing Orlando Pirates on the big South African derby.