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Confidence High As Downs Focus On CAF

Mamelodi Sundowns will now shift their focus to the CAF Confederation Cup after claiming the ABSA Premiership title three games before the end of the season. Pitso Mosimane will be seeking more silverware when they meet Ghana's Medeama on Wednesday night, after the team secured a 3-1 home win at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in the first leg.

Supporters Club spoke to Downs fan China, who is a happy man at this point in time.

"Firstly, I want to thank coach Mosimane and the players for making the hearts of the Masandawana faithful happy again with the league title," he said.

"I think the confidence that our team has from winning the title will play a major part in us commencing in the CAF Confederation Cup."

The competition will be an uphill task for Kabo Yellow as playing in Africa has proved to be a challenge for many South African clubs.

"It will not be easy for us, especially playing in other countries, but I believe that we have the depth and stamina to face whatever may come our way," China added.

Teams that make it through to the latter stages of any CAF competition usually rely heavily on their players, and fatigue usually kicks eventually, having a negative impact on a team's domestic campaign. However, Sundowns seem to have quality soldiers ready to engage in battle.

"I don't think taking part in Africa will have an effect on the team. Mosimane has a great squad and he always has a back-up plan," China continued.

"We can learn from the mistakes of other PSL clubs, such as Orlando Pirates, who have had spells in the competition over the years, and we can use it to our advantage."

Should Downs make it all the way through to the final, do you think it will affect their chances of defending their PSL title and winning other local cups next season?


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