Mamelodi Sundowns get started with their CAF Champions League second preliminary round after the first round came to an end. The Brazilians have been learning about their opponents La Passe FC, after seeing them compete in the first round with Volcan Moroni.
“It’s kind of difficult because we don’t know them but we just have to apply ourselves as we would with our usual games. We just have to take every match as seriously as we usually do.” Said Masandawana defender Khuliso Mudau.
The sensational Musina born star jumped ship two years ago from Black Leopards to the Champion side and has been breathtaking in his position. For his remarkable execution in the full back position, Mudau earned himself an international call up to the South African National team. Mudau attended the CAF Champions League press conference along with his Coach Rulani Mokwena, the 26-year-old recalled how he had to keep himself motivated while challenging some of the best defenders playing in his position at the club.
“As a player you just need to believe in yourself that maybe one day you’re going to make it and compete with those so-called big names. I told myself that if I have to compete then I will compete.”
His mentor added: “If there’s been a player that has been extremely consistent in his performances in the past two seasons it has to be Sailor, that is also a reflection of the quality that he is. Apart from [having] the qualities of being a top football player [he also has] the qualities of being a very good human being. He’s a difficult player to manage at training because you’ve got to stimulate him because he’s talented. When he says he wants to come here to learn and to improve, when you’re very good already, to stimulate you to be better is very, very difficult.”