Bees warn Sundowns they have plenty of sting07/03/2018
EC Bees have warned Mamelodi Sundowns there will be no easy ride in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 when the teams clash next Tuesday for a place in the quarterfinals.
It looks to be a massive miss-match between the Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League side and Premier League leaders Sundowns, but the minnows' left-back George Gawe says his side will not be overawed.
And he suggested that any comparisons between his team and Powerlines FC, the side that Sundowns thumped a record 24-0 in the Nedbank Cup last 32 in 2012, are wide of the mark.
He points to the fact that both sides met Limpopo fourth-tier side Mariveni United in the Nedbank Cup in te last 12 months and have come awy with similar results.
"They beat Marivheni United 2-0 last season and we beat Marivheni 3-1. I don't think they will get 24-0, Gawe told reporters." "Maybe it will be 1-0 or 2-0, but that does not mean it will be for them. Maybe that 2-0 will be ours. They have to prepare as much as we will prepare for them.
"It's a big game, but we have to go to Pretoria and enjoy ourselves. It motivates us because last season we played [Orlando] Pirates. We are going to enjoy. If there's an upset, then there's an upset."
Gawe could come up against an old friend in Sundowns playmaker Sibusiso Vilakazi, a former teammate when both were in the National First Division.
"I have a friend there, Sibusiso Vilakazi. We come from the same team PJ Stars. He is someone I look up to because we used to push each other to do well from training."
*The views represented are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent those of Nedbank.