Ibenge: Why should we fear Sundowns?

Ibenge: Why should we fear Sundowns?
Coach Florent Ibenge

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Apr 19, 2016. 12:00

AS Vita head coach Florent Ibenge says their goal is to qualify and reach the group stages of the CAF Champions League.

Ibenge was quoted by the Times website after their arrival in South Africa for the second-leg clash against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.

The Kinshasa-based side head into the encounter with a 1-0 advantage having scored late winner on home soil earlier this month.

However, the Democratic Republic of Congo national team boss says his team must keep the ball, adding that they are not afraid of the free-scoring Brazilians.

“Our goal is qualification [for the group stages] at all costs, the squad is all fit and available. Morrison has fully recovered. [Nelson] Munganga and Lomalisa [Mutambala] are also fit,” Ibenge is quoted as saying.

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"Our philosophy is to keep the ball. We want to play like Barcelona, but football is about hard work in training.

"Why should we fear Sundowns? They will have 11 players on the field, the same as us. I'm not afraid of this club."

Meanwhile, the Brazilians are set to miss the services of their number one goalkeeper, Denis Onyango, who missed the Absa Premiership clash against Jomo Cosmos due to a muscle injury.

The Uganda international will face a late fitness test.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 19:30 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium with Pitso Mosimane's troops needing nothing but a win.




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