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Gamondi – We Should Have Beaten Sundowns

Young Africans SC head coach Miguel Gamondi says they should’ve beaten ‘the best team in Africa’ in their first leg CAF Champions League quarter-final.

Yanga and Sundowns cancelled each other with a first-leg 0-0 draw at the Benjamin Mkapa on Saturday evening.

It leaves the game evenly poised for the return leg at Loftus Versfeld on Friday but the former Masandawana coach felt they missed a chance to have a lead for this coming week.

“It was a very tough game, a tactical battle between two good teams, especially Sundowns, it’s the best team on the continent in my opinion,” Gamondi said.

“I’m very proud of how the players, the Yanga players applied and committed, we tried our best, we were balanced, we created more chances, clear chances – we should have won the game.

“But this game is 180 minutes, it’s still open and for sure we’ll go, fight there to try and qualify, that’s assured, but I’m satisfied with the performance of my team, very satisfied, and proud of my players.”

Sundowns host the Tanzania Premier League champions on Friday evening in the capital at 20h00.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.