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Mokwena – We Have To Be Responsible And Diligent

Mamelodi Sundowns Co Head Coach Rulani Mokwena says they have to show the right attitude in today’s CAF Champions League second leg game against Jwaneng Galaxy.

After winning 2-0 away in Botswana, Sundowns have the advantage, and are on the verge of qualification for the group stages, but Mokwena says they can’t be complacent.

Mokwena has high praise for their opponents, but says the team is going is feeling confident, especially after their victory over the weekend against Orlando Pirates in the DSTV Premiership.

“We are going into this CAF fixture with a lot of confidence, we got an important three points from a direct opponent for the championship in the domestic league. That chapter is closed now we have to make sure now we are mentally in the right space,” Mokwena told the Sundowns website.

“A two-nil lead is a very dangerous scoreline, particularly when you are halfway through. We take it as forty-five minutes with the next ninety being the second forty-five minutes to see us into the group stages.

“We just want to make sure that we have the right mentality to approach this game and that has been the main focus. We have to be responsible and diligent because we carry the responsibility of one of the biggest clubs on the African continent with huge expectations that go beyond an ordinary club.”

“They are very difficult to play against, they do build from the back. We know we have to deal with their situation in relation to how they build from the back. Those are the challenges and schemes they presented to us in the first leg. Let’s see what happens in the first five to ten minutes. They are very good on set pieces and we need to deal with that and look after the threat they pose us.”

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