Mamelodi Sundowns have a tough task awaiting them in Morocco, although Pitso Mosimane is not oblivious to the challenges they continue to face against the North Africans.
Sundowns have already locked horns with Wydad Casablanca four times this year; twice in the group stages of the previous CAF Champions League campaign and thereafter in the semi-finals.
The Brazilians have lost away to Wydad on all occasions, while they’ve snapped up just two home wins against the Moroccans since 2017, a record they will be eager to change.
But can Masandawana get something over the Moroccans on Saturday, when they meet for their first leg Group C clash in front of their ultra fans?
“We received a warm reception and I am humbled that myself and the team are well received in this area,” Mosimane said on Sundowns’ official website.
“We had our first session last night, the pitch wasn’t the best but the best in that space.
“This isn’t going to be a game of many chances, you must take opportunities, it’s a game of small margins and that might be your only opportunity in the game,” he added.