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Advantage To Sundowns In CAF CL Group C?

Mamelodi Sundowns To Hold Advantage In CAF Champions League, Despite Stuttering Start In Group C?

By Ryan Gordon - May 28, 2018 12:47 PM
Mamelodi Sundowns may have suffered a slow start in the CAF Champions League group stages but they will return to action in July with the odds arguably in their favour.
 
 
A glance at the Group C standings shows the Brazilians languishing in third with just two points from their opening two matches, leaving them two points adrift of joints leaders Wydad Casablanca and Horoya FC.
 
However, Sundowns' first stalemate came against the defending champions in the opening match, before they were denied victory against Horoya last week when the Guinean outfit struck in the final minutes to force a 2-2 draw.
 
The boost for Pitso Mosimane's men now comes courtesy of the fact the Absa Premiership champions are next in action with back-to-back encounters against rock-bottom AS Togo-Port, who have lost both their opening two matches, conceding five goals in the process. 
 
 
That also means the current group leaders face each other in successive matches, meaning one or both teams will drop points along the way, paving the path for the Tshwane giants to leapfrog into the qualifying spots.
 
That does, however, rely on Sundowns' ability to see off the struggling Togolese outfit both home and away, starting with the trip to the West African nation on July 17, before the return fixture in South Africa 10 days later.
 
The real struggle for Sundowns may come in the form of the upcoming break between now and the resumption of the group stages, with the Sundowns players in dire need of some rest after a grueling campaign, while the FIFA World Cup also takes centre stage in Russia during June and July, all of which leaves Mosimane needing to find a balance between time away from the game and retaining his squad's match fitness.
 
 

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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu May 29, 2018 12:38 PM
@magents02 lol aow you'll collected six points? home and away
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THE NK May 28, 2018 04:08 PM
Ok nice
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN May 28, 2018 03:35 PM
Sunflops's advantage was when Hayatau Abused his powers by eliminating AS Vita in order to squeeze in Sunflops via back door thank to Motsepe's money......now that was the advantage ciwditor not this
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN May 28, 2018 03:32 PM
It has come to my attention that Dunu's most lunatic Fan @indidane has already thrown in the towel regarding Sunflop's quest for the front door glory he says its now mission impossible
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Great white shark May 28, 2018 03:22 PM
useless article,if u have nothng to post just do nothng
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dramakingb May 28, 2018 03:20 PM
I dnt wsh to be a mpanzee or a rat after we collect 6 points frm those togolese cows and sit on 8 points
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atlijozi May 28, 2018 03:08 PM
Giving some ppl false hope I see Cowditor!!
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khosisi8@gmail.com May 28, 2018 02:42 PM
We al knw, dis log wil nevr change until de last gam
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 28, 2018 02:19 PM
Uselessness article!!!
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FIFA behind chiefs May 28, 2018 02:17 PM
no more free points dunuza
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magents02 May 28, 2018 02:16 PM
@geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu tlogela Mona jou skulpad,
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje May 28, 2018 02:12 PM
There is always a backdoor in the CCL Dunusas might find themselves on top of the group and Horoya might be penalised points for fielding players that were giving Sighndowns problems.
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Ndabayakhe May 28, 2018 01:59 PM
We cn do t as long as our coach stop introducing abo Madisha noManyisa unnecesarily n giv Lafour.Lebese.Mohomi...even Brockie a chance to showcase deir talent.I tynk our tectics r costing us a lot.
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geenaro_wale_KHOSI_MANu May 28, 2018 01:45 PM
they're giving sundowns points without even playing....they'll draw those two games....and Wydad will finish them off game number 5
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Gazankulu26 May 28, 2018 01:44 PM
Ayi swiswa kona
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Haters won't agree as usual
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W'll wait n c
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Cows will be knocked out
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AMABHAKABHAKA ARE DEPUŤY CHAMPIONS AND WHEN DUNUS ARE OUT OF THE COUNTRY, WE ARE CHAMPIONS
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