It is possible to beat Al Ahly 5-0 again – Mosimane

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says it is possible for his team to beat Al Ahly 5-0 again.

The two teams will clash in the CAF Champions League quarter-final second leg encounter at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday afternoon. Sundowns beat the Egyptian giants 5-0 at the same venue last season.

The match will be handled by the no-nonsense Gambian referee Bakary Gassama. Al Ahly have lodged a protest against Gassama officiating in that match. Mosimane says he will not be drawn into that.

Sundowns lost the first leg encounter 2-0 in Cairo last weekend. They will need to score three or more unanswered goals in the second leg to progress to the semi-finals. Mosimane says they played well in the first match.

The Egyptians are expected to sit back and catch Sundowns on the counter-attack. Mosimane says he is aware that the Egyptians might employ time-wasting tactics on Saturday.

Sundowns have not lost at home in 18 Champions League matches since 2017, when they lost to Esperance in Atteridgeville. Mosimane says they will encounter problems if the Egyptians do not play open football.

The Egyptians have won the Champions League a record eight times. They are the most decorated team on the continent. Sundowns have won it once in 2016. Mosimane says one cannot compare the two teams.

– Report by Vincent Sitsula