Register Login Live


Milano Looking To Claw Back At Leopards

The second crucial Promotion/Relegation Play-off fixture takes place on Sunday afternoon in Giyani where Black Leopards host Milano United, who have already dropped valuable points following their goalless draw with Polokwane City in Cape Town.

Leopards’ assistant coach, Joel Masutha, having analysed that game with interest, believes “it’s going to be one hell of fight against a very physical and strong side” but is confident his side can pick up all three points. 

“Those Milano boys motivate us,” he told Soccer-Laduma. 

“They never give up, run the whole 90 minutes so we’re expecting a very, very difficult match. I saw their art and ability to use the counter attack which was their main strength. 

“They like to be as compact as possible, know how to waste time and all those things but I think we have a chance.

“As a football playing team we’re ready, are prepared for anything, and will be very calm in our approach. We don’t need a draw, will try to do our best to win. I believe we can make a return to the PSL.” 

But Masutha’s counterpart, Kamaal Sait is also upbeat about Milano’s chances following their performance against Pokokwane.

“You could see the gap between ourselves and City,” said Sait. 

“But Leopards are nothing special to what we are.  Even though it’s an away game they are one team I know we can beat. This is our third match against them, we lost 2-1 in the first round before our recent 2-0 home win. So I think if we play a little more offensive, without being silly or stupid that will benefit us. 

“The one thing about our players is that they know how to play in tournaments. The Cape Flats are full of them.  I’m therefore hoping Milano take this mentality into the match. 

“Having come away with a point against a better Polokwane team, where we could even have sneaked a win, let’s see what happens.” 


Top 5

Mohomi: I Wasted Two To Three Years At Sundowns

105 Nov 19, 2020 12:10 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

6 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Downs’ Intentions Known To Resurgent AmaZulu

19 Nov 19, 2020 08:35 AM in PSL

Players Who Were Caught Age-Cheating

27 Nov 17, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Chiefs Defender Leads List Of Suspensions

5 Nov 19, 2020 01:58 PM in PSL

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Katsande Buying Meat In His Chiefs Gear Goes Viral

20 Nov 20, 2020 01:30 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Another African Billionaire Eyes Arsenal Takeover

6 Nov 20, 2020 10:35 AM in English Premier League

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

7 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

In Pictures: Pitso Rallies His Troops Ahead Of Crunch Week

13 Nov 19, 2020 11:14 AM in Players Abroad

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Why Thibedi Has Not Gone Back To Chiefs

16 Nov 19, 2020 12:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Pirates V SSU – It Will Be A High-Scoring Affair

12 Nov 19, 2020 02:44 PM in Orlando Pirates