News from South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns: Coach Rulani on the CAF CL Return Leg Fixture Against Al-Ahly

Mamelodi Sundowns host Al-Ahly on home soil this weekend for Match 4 of 6 in CAF Champions League Group stages. The Brazilians look to collect three points from the home fixture in order to reach their target of ten points. Head Coach Rulani Mokwena previewed the massive clash.

Ahead of the ‘African Derby’ return leg, Coach Rulani Mokwena shared his insights on the upcoming highly anticipated CAF CL fixture. “It’s going to be a good game, and everyone has huge anticipation for it. Both Sundowns and Al-Ahly have got a lot to play for in the group. There are three more games to go and a lot of work to be done but we’re taking it one game at a time. We will be taking on a good opponent and we are looking forward to the game.”

Bafana Ba Style played a 2-2 draw against the Red Devils in Cairo during the first leg. With both teams looking to settle the previous equalizer fixture this Saturday, Mamelodi Sundowns will be going into the game to fight for a win.

“Our focus is always on ourselves. We try to make sure that we always do the best that we can for this football club. We have to focus on ourselves and our performance as well as give ourselves the best opportunity to win the match and get as close as possible to getting to ten (10) points. We also have to  target qualification to the next round and work very hard because we have to earn everything we receive. Nothing is given to us on a silver platter”, said Coach Mokwena as he spoke about the team’s mindset going into the weekend fixture.

The Brazilians Coach further emphasised that the club’s mentality is to try and win every game. “We try to win every single game, every sprint, training session and we try to bring the winning mentality that is recognizable by the supporters of this club. We go into the next match with that mentality.”

He added that the players have displayed an incredible appetite and intensity that is worthy of the performances expected from the team. he added that he also expects a spirited fight to try to win the football match on Saturday.

On a mission to paint the stadium yellow on game day, Supporters who wear yellow or any Mamelodi Sundowns regalia on Saturday will receive free tickets to witness the African Derby action live.

Mamelodi Sundowns will face Al-Ahly on Saturday (11 March 2023) at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The CAF CL fixture will Kick off at 15h00.