Zwane Expects Mental Affair In Second Leg

When Mamelodi Sundowns lined up to take the field against Egyptian Giants, Al Ahly noone would have predicted a 5-0 thumping in favour of The Brazilians.

It was Themba Zwane, who opened the flood gates as early as the 14th minute in what many call the ‘Match Of The Century’ against the ‘Club Of The Century’. With so much riding on the result of the second leg, Zwane believes the battle will be more mental than physical.

“I think the second leg will be more mental than physical, as Al Ahly will be throwing everything they have at us. What happened to them at Lucas Moripe was not something you see everyday or what you would expect against the continent’s most successful club. Actually you can say it was a shock to their system”

Mshishi, who has been enjoying a great run of form, especially in the CAF Champions League is of the opinion that Al Ahly will be more dangerous but even more  vulnerable in the second leg and might just be too open at the back, as a result of desperation to go foward.

“I belive we should be a little bit more cautious and I think it will be wise for us not to get too excited and get tricked into playing an open game because I’m sure that’s exactly what they (Al Ahly) would want us to do. They have everything to lose and play for, so if we play on that, then they might just play right into our hands”

“We have done it before against Zamalek in the second leg and I belive we can do it again. The longer the game goes without them scoring, the better for us because they will start getting frustrated and when that happens mistakes will creep in their game and we can catch them on a break. Noone can precisely predict the exact game plan or how it will play out but either way Al Ahly will go all out attack but with the speed and ball movement Sundowns possess, we might just catch them at the back earlier or later in the match”

The second leg of this much anticipated CAF Champions League quarterfinals clash will now take place at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Saturday, 13 April 2019.

20 Responses
  1. Bango

    You have our support all the way. The margin is good enough, now they have time for the first time to study South African team videos, we won because the home work was thoroughly done, the same homework continues, it will be a game of the mind, its not possible that they can answer with 6 on Sundowns, you put proper pressure on them and they will play a new game full of mistakes, Sundowns have never been pushovers , they have the respect for teams, but winning away is still possible, in fact, scoring away is possible. When we lost the first position of Group A to Way Dad, l can comfortable remind people that, l said,it did not mean Sundowns is a weaker team, it only positioned us well to compete as underdogs, that alone will prove us when we are rightfully positioned after the 90 minutes. The support that side must not threaten us either, hooliganism and all sorts of things, it wont be beyond normal, worse you don’t hear what they say , so it does not hurt. Focus on your mission . It is a factual myth that North African teams are difficult to beat there, it has become a belief that needs to be changed. I believe there is a first time in life, records are set every time. Its mind game, we are still small boys, but watch out the small David you Mr Goliath. All the best Masandawana, as of treatment there, nothing new should be expected, if they treat you well ,do not accept it, it will be a foolery , just respond to situations. Be alert.

  2. Well said member, Al Ahly need the whole month to correct their game. I think we should pause the celebration and focus on the second leg.i also think the same game must continue,

  3. DOWNS4EVER

    Let’s go to Egypt and manage the game properly and go to the semi final.We need to give the credit we it is due,the technical team did a super job,not because we have won,but because of the game plan and the attitude of the players.We were fearless,aggressive,hungry and enjoyed the ball.My plea is to approach all our remaining PSL game with the same approach and be ruthless like we did to Al Aghly.Lets show that we are the only big team in SA,the only team that produced a 50 million player in Tau.

  4. Sifiso Ka Mnisi

    Press them, don’t give them time on the ball, play Morena and Mahlambi upfront let them run at them, we keep zwane and sirino, kekana and Mabunda we add Jali rest Maboe because we coming back for Supersport

  5. yellow Nation

    We’re proud of you Boys, I have no fear, we have been there before one game at a time for sho we are going to final and getting the second star

  6. SAM Z MAHLASE

    WELL DONE TO THE WHOLE TEAM FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE EGYPTIANS BT REMEMBER THE BATTLE IS NOT OVER YIBAMBENI WE BAFANA, WITH YOU TRULY THE SKY IS THE LIMIT ???.Sam

  7. Jaws Buda

    We believe in you Boys just go there in Egypt for the kill and come back strong and reclaim your place on the PSL log. KBY I reamain.

  8. Members today the PSL crook will be having a press conference to announce the success of the loot on Sundowns, honesty I had great respect for Irvin until last year when he robbed Ajax points hoping that his Rats will win the league. Now this time he is coming straight to us to rob us points. Kaizer is one person whom I never trusted. But the mighty God will keep on blessing this team.KBY

    1. Themba

      Irvin khoza thinks we are fools. He goes on and on about reasons why some cases take long to be settled but fail to give a reason why this specific one has taken so long. He is a crook. He is desperate to win the lig. They cant deal with pitso in the field of play and they resorting to all these stupid means.

  9. We made a mistske
    by fielding a player
    who was not in the
    first 18 . We gave
    Irvin Khoza the
    ammunition to win
    the league via board
    room..

  10. Mfana

    Sundowns had to challenge&scrutinise some clauses in the PSL book.The verdict&sanctions were not going to b given very early because on our part we were not going to take that lying down.But this time around we r guilty of fielding Wayne Arendse when he was not on the team sheet.So Khoza had nothing to do with that.We r having our own legal team definately,they have seen what we have done right or wrong.With that single point taken or not we r still going to win&defend the league this year is in the bag.Sundowns is a great&huge team to succumb &b disorganised by a single point,come the end of the season we will b the 2018-2019 Champions period.Kaboyelo everywhere we go.

  11. Ja it is time we use their own tactics y falling and diving a lot on the ground to frustrate them. They have done it before to us with Blatter watching. They were faking injuries let us return the favour.

  12. Tobela Ntlabe

    We will surely go through, there is no way they can score 6 goals. Up the Downs, I’m fully will you guys. Go an do it for us in the nineth largest Arena in the world with 80 000 seats.

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