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'You Can’t Go Around Like It’s A Big Lead'

There are very few games Pitso Mosimane goes into feeling uncertain about a good result, and Wydad Casablanca away from home is one of them. 

Mamelodi Sundowns take on the Morocco giants in Group C of their CAF Champions League clash tomorrow night and the coach wants to end their losing streak there, having not registered a single victory when they’ve visited Wydad.  

“They are difficult to beat here, but we have beaten them in Atteridgeville. It’s not as many times as we want. We have met eight times and they have always had a win at home – that’s the monkey on our back,” Mosimane said.

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Downs got off to an ideal start last weekend, brushing aside Petro de Luanda of Angola 3-0 in their opening game at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. With Wydad being held to a draw by USM Alger a few hours earlier, the Brazilians went top of the log. 

But Mosimane says that doesn’t count for much this early in the group stages.  

“Being top of the log doesn’t say a lot. You can be top of the log on match day two, but come match ay four you are at the bottom. Yes, we appreciate the lead and that we are the only team in the group that has two or three points more than everybody,” the coach said.

“But that doesn’t mean a lot. You can’t go around like it’s a big lead – we need to manage the log probably. It would be better if we have more points than Wydad, and if we get maximum points from them it will help us a lot because they will come back here (Morocco) and beat the next two teams visiting. It would be huge for us if we can beat them and make sure they only get six points at home.”

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A win tomorrow night will put Sundowns in the driving seat. 

“If we win, it gives us six points and leaves them with one after two games and that is a big gap. I still believe they are the ones who will qualify out of the group along with us. They are a good team,” Mosimane explained.  

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