Kekana reveals Enyimba boost

CAF Champions League

Sundowns have made a bold statement so far with impressive displays against ES Setif away and the Enyimba at home and will now want to continue with vein of form in their latest North African visit against Egyptian giants Zamalek on Sunday.

“I think winning against Enyimba has given us a morale boost after seeing as they are very experienced in this tournament but now we have that belief that they are also beatable and we can do well against them,” he says.

With only three teams in the group following the disqualification of Setif for crowd misbehaviour, the qualification challenge is now less complicated as six points is likely to be enough to secure a semi-final place.

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Sundowns already have three points and still have home and away clashes against Zamalek, and must travel to Enyimba.

“We know that it is very important to get points away. We are going there as underdogs seeing that this team (Zamalek) has been long in this tournament, so they are experienced enough to know how to win these matches.

“So we just want play as Mamelodi Sundowns and try not to concede and hopefully if we get our chances we will have to take the points that we really need.

“We are enjoying playing in such environments because as you know playing away is always nice as nobody ever gives you a chance. We will try and play our normal game like we did in Setif, it was a nice match because we went there as an underdog.

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“Playing away against such a big team like Zamalek is always nice because you are going to enjoy your football and get the respect that you deserve as a team,” says Kekana adding that travelling long distances on the continent and having had just a short break is not an issue. 

“It is not tiring because we had our break two weeks ago and I think as a team we expected this throughout our preparations from last year that if we really want to do well then we need to have this mental strength of travelling all over Africa. I think the team is ready and adapting very well to such situations,” he notes.