Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is hoping that his team will score an early goal when they take on AS Otoho from Congo-Brazzaville in the preliminary round second leg clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday night.

The Brazilians lost the first leg clash 2-1 away from home. A 1-0 win will be enough to send them to the next round on the away-goal rule.

Otoho scored two goals in the first half in the first leg but the 2016 champions rallied back to score away goal courtesy of Thapelo Morena. Mosimane has described their opponents as a physical team.

Sundowns played a league game on Tuesday which gives them enough time to recover for the big game. Mosimane is pleased with the recovery time under the circumstances.

Captain Hlompho Kekana was sent off in the first half against the Congolese. He will be missing in action on Saturday but offered an insight into their opponents.

Meanwhile, Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has also wished the Brazilians luck ahead of their match on Saturday.

He says they are the pride of the nation. Report by Vincent Sitsula