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Mamelodi Sundowns' Thapelo Morena braced for aggressive Wydad Casablanca in Champions League

Posted: 22 September 2017 Time: 16:45

Mamelodi Sundowns right-back Thapelo Morena feels Wydad Casablanca will be more aggressive in their CAF Champions League quarterfinal rematch, compared to the first leg.

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Wydad were happy to let Sundowns have all the possession at Lucas Moripe Stadium last Sunday as they lost 1-0 in Tshwane.

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They now host the African champions at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium on Saturday, knowing that they have a good record on home soil in this year’s Champions League. Wydad have not lost at home, scoring six goals to go with the impressive record of not conceding at all in the four matches played in their backyard.

Morena, however, believes they have enough pace in their side to unsettle their opponents.

“At home they might be more aggressive than they were in the first leg. We’ve seen their games, but we are prepared to fight,” Morena tells

“Yes, we have a lot of pace and every game has its structure. We are going to hear from the coach how we are going to approach the game and we can take it from there.

“We have one goal – to go there and do our best. If we can, we can score two goals. The most important thing is to qualify for the semi-final.”

Morena could be played at right wing, while Anele Ngcongca slots in at right-back because coach Pitso Mosimane wants to use the former Genk player’s experience in defence to deny Wydad a goal at home for the first time in the competition this year.

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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