Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane says his team is capable of turning around the CAF Champions League semi-final tie against Wydad Casablanca at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville this coming weekend, after seeing his side lose 2-1 in Rabat in the first leg on Saturday.
This was Sundowns’ fourth loss in Morocco against the 2017 African champions, but Anele Ngcongca says the all-important away goal will be crucial on home soil on Saturday afternoon (15:00).
WAC have never beaten Sundowns in South Africa and a 1-0 win will be enough to take the Brazilians to their third Champions League final.
In Rades, defending champions won the first leg of the second semifinal 1-0 against TP Mazembe and will travel to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week.
Mosimane’s experience was there for everyone to see as he pulled out the temperamental Gaston Sirino.
The Uruguayan international was on a yellow card and Mosimane saved him from a possible red card as he was being continuously provoked by the hosts.
The second leg is likely to be a fierce contested encounter and Mosimane got the first taste from the Moroccan journalists during the post-match presser.
The Moroccan journalists and WAC fans were also disturbed to why the more than 90 fans of Sundowns who travelled to Rabat this past weekend were singing after seeing their team lose on Sundowns.
It was only until Mosimane explains to them that this is a tradition at the Brazilians. Reporting by Velile Mnyandu