Wayne Arendse confident in Mamelodi Sundowns success
Posted: 15 October 2016 Time: 12:50
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse feels his side will continue in the same vein when they square up against Zamalek in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final.
Sundowns are on the brink of rewriting the clubs history books and similarly can Arendse become the first player from Cape Town to bag a CAF Champions League medal.
The 31-year old former Santos players told our website that they’ll need to be “fully focused” and not get “ahead of themselves”.
“I think we should stick to the formula that has been working for us throughout this competition,” Arendse tells KickOff.com.
“And that is to perfect the basics and to keep it simple. We know what they are capable of as they’ve been in this position before whereas it’s a bit new to us, you know.
“That said, we have the psychological advantage of knowing that we can beat them on the day. We’re not complacent, just confident.”
Arendse adds that one should not forget the influence of their coach Pitso Mosimane.
“I think the coach has been the star player in our team thus far,” he said. “The way he managed and rotated the players to get the best out of them is magnificent.
“We should go out and reward the coach, club and the fans for their support because without them we would not have been in this position.”
Kick-off at Lucas Moripe Stadium is at 3pm.