Pitso Mosimane: TP Mazembe is ‘mission possible’ for Sundowns

2015-04-02 15:11

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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has not been spending sleepless nights ahead of their daunting trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow.

Sundowns take a slender 1-0 lead to TP Mazembe in the second leg of the CAF Champions League in Lubumbashi on Sunday.

Trips to that side of the world are notorious for the hostile reception from the supporters.

But Mosimane is less worried about what he called “things I cannot control”.

He said his main concern was about match officials on the day.

“For us it is mission possible because we believe we can make it. It would be 90 minutes of hard work and sweat but the good thing is that we know what we are coming up against,” Mosimane said today.

Sundowns took their final preparations to Soweto’s Nike Centre in order to acclimatise to the artificial turf on which they will be playing on Sunday.

“This is just another normal game. We already hear the stadium is sold out but that does not concern us. We should not worry about things we cannot control – supporters, match officials and history. What is in our hands is to control our game on the field of play and see what happens.”

Mosimane said his team had the experience to come out of Lubumbashi victorious.

He said the team signed many international players to get them through difficult assignments like this game.

“We have enough ammunition to see us through and I don’t see any problem for us. We looked after them when they were here and I hope they return the favour but we don’t need favours in football.”

Sundowns have hired a chartered flight to take them to Lubumbashi.

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