JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is bracing himself for a physical and bruising battle with Congo’s AS Otoho in the return leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round.
The Brazilians have to overturn a 2-1 deficit to advance to the last qualifying round of the Champions League to book a place in the group stage for the fourth season in a row. Sundowns’ PSL clash with Cape Town City, was moved forward to Tuesday to give them more time to prepare for the continent’s premier club competition.
Sundowns did their regeneration yesterday and have been given a rest today. They will train at the match venue, Lucas Moripe Stadium, tomorrow to fine-tune their preparations for Saturday.
“We know this programme,” Mosimane said. “We can never complain that it’s heavy. If you want to play Champions League, this is what you are going to get, and everybody gets the same. We should be able to score a goal or two on Saturday. It’s not going to be easy, but if you break the ice and score early it is much better because they can’t be sitting back. They have to come out or otherwise they will lose the game.
We should accept that we aren’t going to play well in every game. We were a little bit sloppy against Cape Town City.”