Anthony Laffor and Hlompho Kekana
Wednesday Jul 12, 2017. 17:00
As Mamelodi Sundowns are set to meet Morocco's Wydad Casablanca in their first CAF Champions League quarterfinal match, winger Anthony Laffor says their campaign has been enjoyable.
The lanky winger admits that they are under pressure as all teams want to beat the defending champions, but he says they are thriving in the tournament.
Laffor has been instrumental for the African champions in their quest to defend their crown and the Liberian international has also thanked the Masandawana family for their support.
“This year’s campaign has been different because we are the current champions and every club in Africa has been watching us,” Laffor said to KickOff.com.
“So it is difficult but then the good thing is that we have a good technical team because they are doing their homework well.
“It has been different [this year] because the pressure is there, especially going to Tunisia to play in front of some 50 000 fans which is different from the first year  when we were intimidated by such.
“We now know that everywhere we go it is going to be a crowd puller so we have set our minds well in that we don’t pay attention to what the fans are doing. We are only there to play football.
“We just have to enjoy the moment because we still appreciate the fact that fans that come to watch us at Loftus and Lucas Moripe will have paid their money to come in. So we are not complaining about our fans at all.”
Pitso Mosimane's men will welcome the Wydad Nation on the weekend of 8-10 September.