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A determined Downs awaits Stars

Denis Onyango during the CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe at Loftus Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Denis Onyango during the CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe at Loftus Stadium on March 14, 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

If Platinum Stars expect to waltz over Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday after the quarterfinal clash of the Nedbank Cup, they must think again. This is according to Downs’ number one goalkeeper Denis Onyango, who has fired a salvo at Dikwena ahead of the match.

“We are taking every match very seriously,” said Onyango, “especially in the Nedbank Cup because that is where everything is firmly in our hands.

“From the first time we heard we were drawn against Platinum Stars, we knew exactly what we were up against. It won’t be easy at all but we have done a lot of good preparation work ahead of this match and we want to see it through.”

In the four matches between the two sides in cup competitions, Dikwena have won all four. But Onyango is looking past the stats and adds that Downs will have to win a piece of silverware before the end of this campaign. “We have to finish the season with some silverware and the Nedbank Cup seems like the quickest way to do so at the moment.

We won’t let anyone stand in our way, not even Platinum Stars who are said to be our hoodoo team. “The team has had a good run, that’s because we understand each other very well. We attack and defend as a team and there’s very good communication on the pitch.”

Kickoff at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday is at 3pm.

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