All to play for in CAF CL QF

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).

3 Responses
  1. Thabo J

    Let me give my honest opinion in terms of our performance up to this stage of the competition. Much as Ibelieve and witnessed how we fared thus far, I am of the thinking that we did good and that os not enough but a far cry for what the best in CAF business like Al Ahly and the others are capable of. We do not have a profilic and proven strike force. We are too predictable when playing without a striker. We need a striker that will force itself into the red areas of opponents and tears the defences apart while opening opportunities for teams mates to link-up to create goal scoring opportunuties and score goals. This player must pose danger and threats in front of oppositions goasl. At the moment, there is none. We do not need a striker that is going to wait for chances to be created for him to score. Lately we have been going for such waiters. Break the bank and get the killer striker. It’s none other than Musaonda who is within reach. Downs can afford him and that is a fact. Release the huffing and puffing midfield him strikers who happen to score 1 goals every 8 games. The release of the puffers shall assist in opening a space and create a bigger purse for Musona’s salary.