As runaway league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns prepare to face bottom of the table Cape Town Spurs on Thursday night, Lesiba Nku has warned that the Brazilians will not be underestimating their struggling opposition.

On paper, Wednesday night’s game should be a walk in the park for the current league champions, but it could also be a horrible banana skin if Sundowns don’t approach it with the night mentality.

Speaking to the media ahead of the game Nku was quick to point out that desperate or cornered opponents fight a real intensity.

“Spurs will be fighting for their lives, and we will be fighting to win. We want to win every game,” he said.

“We don’t look at the log and think this will be an easy game because the team is right at the bottom.

“We don’t care where the opposition is on the log because we know we have to fight to win every match.”

Heading into the game Sundowns have 30 points from ten games and they are yet to drop a point. Spurs, meanwhile, have three points from a solitary win in 13 games.

Their diabolical start to the season meant the end for manager Shaun Bartlett who was subsequently replaced by Ernst Middendorp. Looking ahead to the game the German said: “We were not a unified team to show the character that we need to show when you want to stay in the Premiership.

“This is something I must address, probably a little bit deeper. Now you can see the character of the team is not the best.

“In the last 20 minutes, they looked demotivated and frustrated against Stellenbosch. We were not functional as a team at all.

“The two games we played were disappointing. The individual mistakes we were making are just frustrating,” he added.

Middendorp will be hoping things are starting to come right as he heads into the game seven points behind second-from-bottom Richards Bay.

Sundowns versus Cape town Spurs kicks off at 7:30pm on Wednesday night.