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Mokwena On Facing Wydad In AFL Final

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has admitted he hasn’t had much time to prepare for African Football League final against Wydad Athletic Club.

Masandawana booked their place in the final of the inaugural AFL after holding CAF Champions League holders Al Ahly SC to a goalless draw in Cairo and progress 1-0 on aggregate.

The DStv Premiership champions will face Moroccan giants Wydad in a two-legged final with first leg being played in Casablanca in two days’ time.

Mokwena was asked what he thought of facing Wydad in the much-expected final, in particular after the Moroccan giants knocked Sundowns out of the CAFCL in the semi-final last season.

He didn’t want go into details but he emphasized the factor that players must get enough rest ahead of the big spectacle.

“Now it’s to recover the players, drink lot of water, sleep,” Mokwena told journalists in Egypt after the Al Ahly match.

“I have not watched [analysed] Wydad as a coach. I’ve watched Wydad against Enyimba just as a mere spectator.

“So, before I even think about Wydad is sleep well tonight for the players, recover, drink lots of water.

“[We’ll] analyse the game and then we start to see what we have to prepare for Sunday.”

Wydad did receive some tragic news just days ahead of the final after their left-back Oussama Falouh passed away on Thursday after being in a coma following a car accident on 11 October.

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.