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Siyanda Zwane sets sights on place in Mamelodi Sundowns history books

Posted: 16 September 2016 Time: 12:11

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Zwane has assured the club's supporters that they will not suffer any stage fright in their upcoming CAF Champions League semi-final.

The Brazilians are hyped up ahead of their away leg clash against Zambian side Zesco United in Ndola on Saturday, after arrriving on a chartered flight on Thursday.

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Zwane has ruled out any fear in the build up to what will be a first Champions League semi-final apearance for the entire squad, and insists they are ready to go all the way to lifting the continental crown.

"There's no stage fright. We have played against TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi and the stadium was packed, and now we are used to playing in Africa," said Zwane.

"It's not like it is something that we will be scared of, no. I can assure you we are not scared and we also a big team.

"It's one of those games that we have been preparing hard for as a team, hence the coach did not play all of us [on Wednesday evening] because we wanted to be fresh for this game.

"The main objective is not necessarily to win the game [tomorrow], but to win the tournament and put a star on the Sundowns' badge.

"It is high on our agenda, and important that we give all that we have to go out and win [the title for the club]."

The 31-year-old, who has won every domestic trophy on offer, says they will not sit back and invite trouble but will go out and attack Zesco in their own backyard.

"Normally we're not a defensive team and we never go to any team, even when we playing away, to sit back and play on counter attacks," he added.

"We play our normal game everywhere we go because we trust our abilities, so we are just going to try and make sure that at least we get one or two goals.

"However, we need to make sure that we also don't concede, which is very important when playing away, so that when they come to our home we are not under pressure."

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Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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