Mokwena shares insight on Champions League opponents

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Rulani Mokwena, is wary of Sundowns’ Caf Champions League quarterfinal opponents, CR Belouizdad.

The reigning DStv champions takes on Stellenbosch in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final this weekend and after the match they will prepare for a trip to Algeria.

“CR Belouizdad are a very good team, the match is going to be complicated with very complex traveling,” said Mokwena.

“it’s a good side with a way of playing that is not too far from Sundowns. Organisational forms offensively look like 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or diamond formation sort of structure.

“[Mohamed Islam] Belkhir is their top goal scorer and they have done extremely well in the domestic competition – they are unbeaten and sit on top the log.

“It’s a very competitive team and they very strong on set pieces. They have two very good strikers – Nigerian [Anayo Emmanuel Iwuala] who is young and fast. It’s going to be a tough game and that is what we know.”

If Sundowns progress to the semi-final they will face the winners of the match between Simba from Tanzania or Wydad Casablanca from Morocco.
By Zola Doda

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