Themba Zwane says the Nedbank Cup final is a chance for redemption for Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Brazilians strolled to the DStv Premiership title this season, for the seventh successive time, but struggled to assert themselves in the cup competitions.

While they did manage to claim the inaugural African Football League trophy, with a 3-2 aggregate win over Wydad AC, Sundowns went out in the first round of the Carling Knockout Cup to TS Galaxy.

They were also unsuccessful in their bid to add a second CAF Champions League star to their badge, as they bowed out to a very good Esperance side over two legs in the CAF semi-finals.

And Zwane’s team and were losing finalists to Orlando Pirates in the MTN8.

Now with a chance to make up for that loss, as they take on the Buccaneers at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, the Sundowns midfielder says nothing less than a win will do.

He said: “This match gives us another opportunity to rectify our mistakes from the previous final.

“And we are very motivated to play the game. Pirates and Sundowns always an amazing game to watch because of the two teams and the quality players and that’s all I can say.”

Zwane added that his team are also looking to make up for their recent loss to Cape Town City – which was their solitary league defeat all season.

“As we all know at Sundowns, it is all about making history. It is our culture in the team and it is very important for us to win this trophy because as a team, we just want to finish on a high note,” Zwane explained.

“We will go to the game with a positive mindset to try and win the match. We are pushing ourselves and now it is about analysing our opponents and trying to figure out how we will approach the game.”