Sundowns have it all to play for in the return leg of the CAF Champions league, going into the tie with a two-goal deficit. The Brazilians were undone following a clinical performance by Al Ahly, in front of their home crowd at the Cairo International Stadium last Saturday evening.
The coach was in a reflective mood after the game as he commented on the performance of his charges, “I think we played ok, we played well, it’s just that two goals, it will be difficult to turn those around, but we will push to achieve that.”
Al Ahly arrived in South Africa on Monday night ahead of this weekend’s fixture and will begin preparations, as they take on the Brazilians in front of their supporters at the fortress which is the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
The Coach understands the importance of the next game and made his intentions clear in the post-match press conference, “We have to turn the volume up in Pretoria, we have to, we don’t have an option. We have to score in Pretoria.” The Brazilians will look to take advantage of their home support and turn the tide as they go head to head with Al Ahly, in the capital on Saturday afternoon and continue their unbeaten run at home in the Competition.
The last time Al Ahly played in South Africa the Brazilians put in a sublime performance, putting Al Ahly to the sword in a five-goal thriller, where Al Ahly had no answers, scoring no goals in front of the Pretoria faithful.
The match will be played at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off will take place at 15h00 (CAT).