Sekhukhune looking to bounce back after Sundowns defeat

Sekhukhune coach Brandon Truter says his side is ready to go toe-to-toe against newbies Cape Town Spurs when they cross swords at the Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.

Both sides lost their opening games, with Sekhukhune falling short 2-1 at the hands of defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, while Spurs lost 1-0 at the hands of TS Galaxy through a Cohen Stander own goal in the last minutes of the games.

Ahead of the encounter, Truter said he is anticipating a tough contest against Spurs, but his side is more than ready to put out a good performance and go for maximum points.

“It’s going to be a difficulty game, considering that Cape Town Spurs also came away with a loss and it will be their home game,” Truter said.

“It will be their first game in front of their home crowed since gaining promotion, so I expect a very difficult game for us.

“But for us, it’s all about improving and we will be in the front foot. They do pose a threat, especially aerially and in transition as well. It’s a very good team that we will be facing for the first time, it will be a difficult game, but I know that we are ready.”

Truter will be forced to make a change from his starting line up after talisman Vusimuzi Mncube was shown a straight red card against Sundowns after a dangerous tackle on Teboho Mokoena.

Meanwhile, Spurs will also be looking to make their presence felt in the DStv Premiership by securing their first points and would want to do it in their own backyard.

The Capetonian outfit made their sensational return to the SA topflight after winning the promotion/relegation playoffs recently.

Kick-off time is at 7:30pm.

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