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Furman Targets Sundowns Scalp

Dean Furman Isn't Worried About Mamelodi Sundowns' Title Challenge

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 23, 2018 11:59 AM
Dean Furman is hoping that a win in the Tshwane Derby can help SuperSport United’s top eight ambitions, and isn’t bothered about their effect on the title race. 
Matsatsantsa take on Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday evening as they battle for bragging rights in Pretoria, with SuperSport looking for their first league victory over their city rivals since 2013. 
Sundowns are currently clear at the top of the Absa Premiership table, and while Matsatsantsa won’t be able to catch them, a win would dent Pitso Mosimane’s title ambitions and give the chasing pack a chance to catch up.
Furman, though, isn’t worried about everybody else and is just focused on trying to fix the mistakes that have led to Sundowns winning 10 of the last 12 matches between the two teams.  
“Our recent form against Sundowns is admittedly poor,” he told the Siya crew. “They are a top team with excellent players and maybe at times we've allowed them to play a bit too much with not enough pressure on the ball and this is when they can be very dangerous. We will have to make sure our structures, shape and pressure on the ball makes it difficult for them to play on the night.
“We always want to beat our local rivals especially to put the smiles on our fans faces. Our prime focus for the remainder of the season is to get ourselves back up the league and into the top eight. We are not concerned by what happens beyond this game in terms of the title. We must be fully focused on finishing as high up the table and moving away from danger.”
When asked about his team’s ambitions for the rest of the season, the Matsatsantsa captain says that they now have to be realistic about what can be achieved. 
He said, “We have to be realistic with our targets from now to the end of the season. We are a long way (from) any sort of title challenge, which may have been expected given our CAF success and the number of games we've had to play over the last 18 months. We are, however, two points off the top eight and our aim now is to make sure we finish in the top half in order to have the opportunity to defend our MTN8 trophy next season.” 
Sundowns host SuperSport at 18h00 on Saturday. 


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Matsatsantsa think they are doing favour for chips .we will drag them to a relegation zone . sundowns does not need your favour sometimes chips does not us we will cum out in numbers to support our shoeshine and piano
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ssu always donate points against downs, is lyk they are ganging up for chiefs. # sundowns still trophyless
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"Sundowns is the best in the country and in the continent," Gould said of the 2016 Champions League winners. "We just need to do what we need to do and forget about what our situation is, where we are. We need to focus on that game, that's what we need to really do. G0uld tells INDIDANE
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