Tuesday Dec 03, 2019. 17:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is eying a bit of personal revenge when he takes his side to Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League on Saturday.
The two clubs have met on eight occasions in the last two years as they have been regular foes in Africa’s elite club competition.
Sundowns have visited Casablanca on four previous occasions and lost every time by a single goal – a record Mosimane is desperate to change.
“It’s a big one, I just cannot crack it there. It’s tough there, we haven’t won or drawn against them there. We will try again,” Mosimane said.
“Maybe this time we can do it. They are stubborn, it’s the Champions League [which] they know how to play and they are very experienced. If you win away against this team you’ve done yourself a big job.”
It is part of a hectic run of crucial matches for Sundowns in the month of December as they fight on three fronts – but have set focus on retaining the Champions League title they last won in 2016.
“We have big games now, we are going to Casablanca, then Algeria [to face USM Alger], we play the final [of the Telkom Knockout against Maritzburg United] then Wits [in the Absa Premiership]. Those are big games, [and] we need our soldiers back.”
Sundowns opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 victory over Angolan side Petro Atletico this past weekend.