Friday Mar 23, 2018. 11:30
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his men have received a fair draw as they will face off against one of the continent’s best teams.
‘Jingles’ was reacting to the CAF Champions League group stage draw that was conducted in Cairo on Wednesday.
The Brazilians will face AS Togo, Wydad Athletic Club and AC Horoya in the group stages as they challenge for their second continental trophy.
Although Sundowns were booted out of the tournament last year by champions Wydad on penalties in the quarter-finals, Mosimane remains wary of the Moroccans.
“It is a fair draw. You can’t ask for less, you can’t ask for more. It is the top 16 and you take whatever comes. With regards to Wydad, both us are not sure of each other,” he reacted.
“We beat them at home (1-0) and they also beat us (1-0), and they won on penalties and went on to win the title. Both teams want to know who is better.
“They (Wydad) are the current champions and we have also won it before (2016), and it will be interesting to play them.
“Horoya plays good football with great passing technique. They are good team, tactical and have some good individual players.
“The team we don’t know much is AS Port (Togo), and we will have to conduct a research on them.”
The 2016 African champions will be at home to Horoya between 4-6 May 2018 for the first leg.