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Zwane Targets First Continental Trophy As A Captain

Mamelodi Sundowns captain Themba Zwane is targeting African Football League trophy as his first as a captain and has urged the club’s fans to come out in masses.

Mshishi was part of Sundowns squad that won CAF Champions League in 2016 beating Zamalek in final. Since then, the Tembisa-born player has gone as close as reaching semi-finals of the CAFCL.

Last season Downs was seen as favorites after they had a good run up until they faced Wydad Athletic Club on the semis, where they lost on away-goal rule after a 0-0 draw in Morocco and 2-2 draw in Pretoria.

Masandawana find themselves in the inaugural AFL final after eliminating Petro de Luanda of Angola and Al Ahly SC. The record 12-times DStv Premiership champions lost the first leg against Wydad 2-1, and they will have to win the second leg if they are to lift the trophy.

Zwane finds himself in a situation of becoming the first captain to lift the AFL in football history. Mshishi mentioned that they’ve been wanting to win the continental trophy, he also urged football lovers to come out in numbers and support the club.

“Winning the AFL finals would mean a lot for us, specifically for me as a captain,” he told Sundowns website.

“It’s been a dream of ours to bring the big one home and urge all the supporters to come in numbers. They know we always need them when we play big games like that.”

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.