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Sundowns Found Pitch, On Track With CL Prep

Mamelodi Sundowns Are On Track With Training

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 22, 2017 10:17 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns were finally able to find a training pitch yesterday to begin their preparations, after their African rivals opted against organising a venue in Morocco for Head Coach Pitso Mosimane's men. 

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It was reported on the Soccer Laduma website yesterday, September 20 that Wydad Athletic Club failed to make any arrangements for a training pitch for Sundowns, which delayed the Brazilians' preparations for the second leg of the CAF Champions League quarter-final. 

Sundowns will lock horns with Wydad Athletic in this weekend's encounter, after securing a 1-0 win over the Moroccans in the first leg. 

A win for Sundowns will see Masandawana book their place in the semi-finals of the competition, which will see the Brazilians possibly remain in North Africa after Saturday's match.  

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Now, it remains to be seen whether the likes of George Lebese, Khama Billiat and Anthony Laffor will be available for selection after missing out in the first leg due to injury.

Head Coach Mosimane and his charges will be determined to go in all guns blazing on Saturday, as the Brazilians move one step closer to becoming the first South African team to defend their CAF Champions League title. 


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roxion Joined: 12 Aug 2011
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roxion Sep 23, 2017 03:55 PM
I hope they lose but they gonna win anyway.They are on fire.
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Indlovanaaprojects Sep 23, 2017 12:28 PM
We taking the second star on November
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Michaeltshigama Sep 23, 2017 12:19 PM
We only managed to once but we gonna beat them
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Legs Mosome Sep 23, 2017 11:53 AM
Goodluck Mamelodi Sundowns, we believe you can do it.
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shayadawana Sep 23, 2017 08:39 AM
We are the Kings of Africa
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bhekza sportsman Sep 23, 2017 07:02 AM
Holla holla masandawana bafakeni induku they don't have a chance u have been there before you already knows challenges of playing in Africa wish you all de best from bucks supporter
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bhekza sportsman Sep 23, 2017 07:01 AM
Holla holla masandawana bafakeni induku they don't have a chance u have been there before you already knows challenges of playing in Africa wish you all de best from bucks supporter
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bhekza sportsman Sep 23, 2017 07:00 AM
Holla holla masandawana bafakeni induku they don't have a chance u have been there before you already knows challenges of playing in Africa wish you all de best from bucks supporter
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Oryt gud fo sunflops
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Sectionwalikhosi Sep 22, 2017 04:09 PM
Who cares
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 22, 2017 03:49 PM
That's why I hate all this African teams because they don't have a fair play bloody cowards but what I know Sundowns will progress to the semis
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zikhalip Sep 22, 2017 02:23 PM
Sky is da limit
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tkwale01@gmail.com Sep 22, 2017 02:14 PM
I agree FIFA shud to be notified these teams game is not FAIRPLAY. Moroccans are still bitter about loosing to SA the 2010 world cup hosting
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sir Percy Sep 22, 2017 02:10 PM
against all odds we shall prosper
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Hope wale downs Sep 22, 2017 02:07 PM
even if we play without training I don't see any team in Africa stoping us ,we are the only team that play south African style of football unstoppable down's
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MessiNeymarSuarez-General Modise Sep 22, 2017 01:23 PM
In the first leg, the Moroccons tried to boss the Sundowns players around, and their technical team even charged at the Sundowns bench to threaten them. Sundowns eventually did not train on Tuesday and officials had to scramble to find a training ground. Yet, not training on the field adequately may actually be a blessing in disguise, providing recovery from nicks and knocks. Mosimane hopes to have Khama Billiat in action, but may be concerned that the Zimbabwean has not had much game time following an injury. He may also need the experience of Anthony Laffor, who is also nursing an injury but has travelled and would undergo a late fitness test. At least Themba “Mshishi” Zwane has struck a rich vein of form, and, relieved of defensive responsibilities to add to the upfront firepower. For Mosimane and his charges it’s win or bust. Wafa wafa. One must die. Whoever loses could be out of the Champions League, and for the winner, it is a semi-final berth – four games to the title. Sundowns have also had the opportunity to study their opponents. They will be wary as the hosts will be forced to come out guns blazing in order to level matters and rattle the Tshwane Giants. But therein lies the rub, for Wydada, at least. If they open up, the could allow Sundowns to play, and analysis of their game in their last encounter indicates that they are a side that plays more on wing breaks. This could mean a defensive midfield duo strategy, with Bangaly Soumahoro partnering with captain Hlompho Kekana to protect their last line. Tebogo Langerman and Thapelo Morena will need to be on their bicycle, cautious in hoping forward but keeping a beady eye out for counter attempts. Mosimane would hope to have Yannick Zakri, Percy Tau and Khama Billiat harassing the Wydad defence, with Oupa Manyisa holding behind them. Another option is George Lebese who could complete a formidable attack that can take on defenders and force errors. The Sundowns brains trust will have pored over footage of the last game, and identified chinks in the North African side’s armour. Zakri, who has played in the region, and Fares Hachi, will also have provided much needed intelligence for the Champions to work on. The crowd will be hostile, and they will have to get into a zone that blocks them out in their own game. The game kicks off at 10 pm.
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MakhiloBJ Sep 22, 2017 01:21 PM
Kill them sandawana
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CECIL M Sep 22, 2017 01:10 PM
I think its time we do as they do
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Mashia1950 Sep 22, 2017 01:01 PM
Yellow family dumela. STAR loading................80%
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tsikaldinho Sep 22, 2017 12:39 PM
@Xolany Mthembu endumo wedowns ths matter is out of FIFA's hand CAF is responsible 4 ths ths sh+t

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