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Mokwena Not Bothered By Consecutive CAFCL Blanks

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena says not scoring in two consecutive CAF Champions League games is not an issue ahead of facing Pyramids in Cairo this afternoon.

After their 0-0 draw at Loftus Versfeld, their CAF Champions League Group A is evenly poised after three games, as all four teams have four points.

Mokwena stated that a win is crucial in Egypt, knowing they have to travel to Mauritania next and end off with TP Mazembe at home, the side they’ve lost to in DR Congo.

“It’s a very even group, a very difficult group and you can [see] every match matters, it also means that even though the first way to decide the eventual log standings is head to head, but goal difference and the number of goals that each team scored will be different and important with the eventual outcome of making a decision who comes out of the group,” Mokwena said.

“And so we need to continue creating chances, we’ve created a lot of chances of course with the type of players we have, eventually we’ll score.

“We scored three in our mid-week game and it’s just in the two group stage matches where we’ve struggled a bit – but it happens in football, it’s not a high-scoring game by nature anyway – but we’ll continue to try and make chances, we have good players and we’ll take the opportunities.”

Shalulile echoed the sentiments of his coach, stating they’ve prepared well for the Egyptian Premier League leaders.

“Pyramids are a good team, no doubt about that, they came to Pretoria and we tried [to win], we got a draw from them but hoping for a good [game], we’ve prepared very well,” he added

The game will kickoff at 18h00 this afternoon at the 30 June Stadium in New Cairo.

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.