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De Reuck Wary Of City Threat, Discusses Festive Football

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Rushine de Reuck admits the football Cape Town City have played of late, will make for a competitive fixture in their DStv Premiership clash today.

Sundowns take on the in-form Citizens on New Year’s eve at the DHL Stadium on Sunday afternoon at Cape Town Stadium around 15h30.

Having won 11 from 11 games, a win would move them eight points ahead of second place SuperSport – with three games in hand, while City are vying to move back into the top three and push Orlando Pirates into fourth as the end of 2023 looms.

“It’s going to be a very challenging game for us, they’ve shown this season that they are a good team, they’ve been very competitive and that’s why you see them winning so many games,” De Reuck said.

“But for us we need to take it as every other game and try our best to win it. They have a lot of good players in their team, guys like Jaedin Rhodes, Taahir Goedeman, Khanyisa Mayo – they’ve been doing so well for the team. So we need to try our best to neutralise them.

“For us, it doesn’t really matter [playing during this period] as players we have a responsibility to win every game, be prepared for each game, it doesn’t matter if it’s festive or not, we need to win and that’s our mentality.”

The 27-year-old has featured four times for Sundowns this season and missed out on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary squad for Bafana Bafana.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.