Mokwena: Everyone is waiting with huge anticipation

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, says everyone is in the country is waiting with huge anticipation for the crucial Caf Champions League match against Al Ahly.

Mamelodi Sundowns are on second place in Group B with seven points from three matches while the Egyptian giants have four. A win for Masandawana will give the team a good chance to qualify for quarter-finals.

“It’s a good game in prospect and I’m sure everyone is waiting with huge anticipation for it,” Mokwena told journalists during the press conference. “Both Sundowns and Al Ahly have a lot to play for in the group. There are still three games to go and a lot of work to be done, it’s one game at a time for us.

“And the next one is a very difficult one against a very good opponent. We are putting in the work and preparing ourselves for it for sure.

A win for Al Ahly will throw the group wide open with two matches remaining and Sundowns might have to depend on results from other matches to qualify.

“Our focus is always on ourselves we try to make sure that we can do as best as we can for this football club,” said Mokwena. “The focus has to be like that because we can’t control what happens to the other teams.

“We can focus on ourselves and our performance and give ourselves the best opportunity to win the football match and move as close as possible to ten points. We have to try and target qualifications whether it’s first or second position.

“We have to work very hard because nothing is going to be given to us on a silver platter, we have to earn everything we receive. That is the mentality that we have. That is the only that is going to help us to survive and continue the journey of the Champions League.”

The match will be played at Loftus Stadium and the kick off is at 15h00.

By Zola Doda

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