Nedbank Cup

Bees warn Sundowns they have plenty of sting

Bees warn Sundowns they have plenty of sting

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.