Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Amin Tighazoui of Wydad during the 2018 CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Wydad at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on 05 May 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Tuesday Jul 17, 2018. 11:00
Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana has heeded a warning for their next CAF Champions League opponents, AS Togo-Port, and told them to get ready for war.
The 2016 champions are on the road on Tuesday to honour their third Group C clash in Lome as they also chase their first win.
Speaking ahead of the encounter, Kekana said their focus on winning the Absa Premiership title has not derailed their plans in the continental competition.
Pitso Mosimane’s Brazilians have just two points from their first two matches, putting them behind Wydad Casablanca and AC Horoya who are both on four points.
“There were a lot of games in a very short space of time,” Kekana said as quoted by IOL.
“Most of our focus was on reclaiming our league. We knew that it was going to be difficult juggling both because we had to win at least one trophy here at home because we haven’t done that in some time.
“That’s why we didn’t start well in the Champions League because we were focusing on winning most of our league games towards the end of the season so that we secure the league title before the start of the group stage.
"Now we are back, well-rested and fully focused on the Champions League. This is a difficult tournament that takes a lot of energy and focus.
“I love playing in the Champions League because there are a lot of lessons that we take there. At least we collected two points. That’s better than nothing.”
The match will be staged at Stede General Eyadema on Tuesday at 15:00 (CAT).