Downs gear up for tough USM Alger Challenge

The Brazilians will wrap up a week of preparations over the festive season with a mouth-watering clash against USM Alger in Group C of the CAF Champions League.

The home side coming off a 1-0 defeat to USM Bel-Abbès in the Algerian Premier League will look to bounce back when they host Downs at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium on Saturday evening.

The high-flying Brazilians lie in top spot in Group C with 4 points from 2 games while their Algerian counterparts lie in second with 2 points, following their two draws against Petro de Luanda and WAC Casablanca.

Sundowns, who will take to the pitch on Saturday having played 6 games in December already, have embraced the busy schedule with preparations going well and the team in good spirits.

“We have to focus on the game, we have to deliver, there is no time for excuses.” Said Coach Pitso Mosimane.

Downs will be looking to end 2019 on a high by claiming all three points on the road and creating some breathing room in Group C before WAC Casablanca and Petro de Luanda lock horns later on in the weekend.

Match Details:

USM Algers Vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Saturday, 28 December.
Kick-off :18:00
Mustapha Tchaker Stadium

40 Responses
  1. William

    Guy’s make us happy the in Africa wee know this game are not is guy’s all the best guys wee love u,,,,, am worried about phakamani mahlambi,,,, that guy is a player wee need in mamelodi sundowns,,, watts rong with that guy,, pisto,,, were is phakamani

  2. Japhet

    Any doubt that Sundowns has surpassed Chiefs and Pirates as the best team in this country? I refer you to an article in Goal.com about an interview with former Bafana defender Nassif Morris

  3. Mrembula

    Credit must be given where it’s due mamelodi sundowns is rated the best team in the psl as well as in Africa not ny fluke therefore wishing you all the best boys i know n believe you gonna make it against all odds

  4. Jaws Buda

    Make us proud boys by bringing those 3 points home and come back to fix the country. We still have a score to settle against the umbrella holders . KBY I remain

  5. Let me wish the Team a very good luck for this game, Boys please put up a big fight for this game and bring back the 3 points. play your own game and please ensure that your conversions are 100 percent, Let meza run at them and open up chances for our front men. Please Dennis focus 100 percent, we win this game then we are in a good position to top the group. We are with you all the way, Bra Hlompho please lead us ans ensure that you punish them, REMEMBER we demolished Al Ahly so we must not get scared of them but respect them and take 3 points. Ka Bo Yellow I Remain

  6. Dalom

    It looks like our boyz are just playing for a draw. This game is winnable, and a little bit of extra effort is needed from our players to win the game. I was expecting them to play their socks off since they spent Christmas in a foreign country, just to take out that frustration on the game

  7. Dalom

    Well done boyz. We’ve virtually qualified for the next round. We were never under any threat from this team, and I feel we should’ve won by a bigger margin.

  8. Bango

    Congratulations to the team.Well done guys, you have made us happy the whole December.You win with small margins but giving all important victories.3 important points. The mood in the Camp will always reflect

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