By Isaac Ndou
PRETORIA: The Brazilians, who won the prestigious continental championship in 2016 held Rayon Sports to a 0-0 draw in Rwanda.
Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi says he is confident that the Brazilians can claim a victory over Rwandan side Rayon Sports in their second leg tie at home and progress to the CAF Champions’ league group stages.
The Brazilians, who won the prestigious continental championship in 2016 held Rayon Sports to a 0-0 draw in Rwanda. Mngqithi who was at the Sundowns dugout when they played EC Bees in the Nedbank Cup on Tuesday night believes that his team have an edge over the Rwandan side to win the game but admits it won’t be a walk in the park.
“It’s not going to be easy. But again we have made it difficult for ourselves. If you were following the game that we playing in Rwanda it was more or less of what we did in the first match against EC Bees.”
“We had far more good chances in Rwanda in the first half and we didn’t score because we miss a lot. In the second half, we nearly lost it. They hit the upright and we could have come back 1-0 down,” he said.
“They are not a strong team. It’s just that those teams can be dangerous. When you put your foot off the pedal, they can get you on the counter-attack because they are quick off the mark. We are hoping for an interesting match. But to be honest, we should win. If we don’t win, we must blame ourselves because we deserve to win that match,” expressed Mngqithi on the clubs’ website.
Head coach Pitso Mosimane will be back in his sit after returning from Morocco for the inaugural CAF Pro-License Course he was invited for earlier in the month by the African Federation. The match will be played on Sunday night at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, kick-off at 19H00.