Mamelodi Sundowns rested key players when they beat Vaal University of Technology 2-0 in the Nedbank Cup last 16 round in Atteridgeville at the weekend.

The Brazilians fielded a completely different line-up compared to the one that beat Bloemfontein Celtic in a league match last week. Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says they are preparing for CAF Champions League quarter-final match against Al Ahly in Cairo on Saturday.


Sundowns are the only big team remaining in the competition after other big teams such as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were eliminated. Mosimane says he does not care which teams have gone out.

Sundowns won the competition back in 2015 when they beat Ajax Cape Town. They have also eliminated SuperSport United in the first round. Mosimane is hoping for an easy draw in the quarter-finals.

Mosimane was not impressed with the pitch at Lucas Moripe Stadium. The grass looked long which was difficult for fast flowing football.

Meanwhile, Sundowns Ladies won the maiden SAFA National Women’s League, when they beat Coal City Wizard in Witbank on Saturday. Mosimane says they are a super team. – Report by Vincent Sitsula