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Mmodi – The Record Is For Sundowns, Not Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs winger Pule Mmodi says there’s no added pressure of fear to face unbeaten Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium on Thursday.

Mmodi, 30, has enjoyed a mixed debut season at Amakhosi since making the move from Golden Arrows as a free agent in the off-season.

With Chiefs in eighth place heading into the game, Sundowns could seal their seventh consecutive league crown with a win in their home ground.

“We will do our best to beat Sundowns, the [unbeaten] record is for them, not for us. At the end of the day we will do our best to win the game,” Mmodi said.

“It won’t be an easy game for us and for them, so I think we’ll do our best to win the game.”

Mmodi denied Sundowns’ 47-game unbeaten run changes anything as compared to any other opponent in the league and went on to suggest he will look to add to his four goals and three assists in the competition this season.

“It’s a normal feeling for me, I have played so many games against Sundowns, there’s not much difference between them in terms of how they playing, they like to keep the ball but I think for the next days we will prepare well for them to give them [a challenge],” he added.

“For me, I have to appreciate being the leading [goal contributor] in the team, looking forward to these games we have left [this season], I will try and score more goals,” he added.

“Playing for Kaizer Chiefs comes with lots of pressure, it’s a big team, if you’re signed, you need to give your best to play here. It’s not a mistake for me to be here, they saw me, coach Arthur Zwane saw me and asked me to help the team go forward.”

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.