Pitso undaunted by Dolisie test

CAF Champions League

Sundowns face The Beasts of Niari in the second leg of their CAF Champions League first round tie on Saturday, with much anticipation of a hostile reception in Dolisie.

The Brazilians currently have a 2-0 aggregate advantage over their Central African counterparts, and will back themselves to do the business out on the park.

Last week Leopards rejected the bus provided by their hosts upon arrival at OR Tambo airport ahead of the first leg match in Tshwane last week, and opted to hire their own bus to the stadium.

However, Mosimane is confident that his team will adapt to any conditions in Congo, and says they need not to cloud their thoughts with off-the-field happenings.

"I was in Bafana Bafana, I have been through lot. For me, it's 11 against 11 on pitch," said 'Jingles'.

"The only person I am worried about is the referee, but the way you see the CAF referees... Even in Zimbabwe, when we lost 1-0, the referee was good.

"I don't think we should be clouding our minds with hostility, about refrees, whatever; no, lets stop that nonsense!

"We have a 2-0 lead, lets go and bring back the result. I believe we can still score more."

The last time Orlando Pirates visited the Denis Nguesso Stadium in Dolisie the pitch was in a poor condition, but Bucs managed to come back home with the results after Happy Jele scored the only goal of the match.

"We need to top tactical organisation in Congo. The pitch is not right, but [that is the case] for both teams, so we should not complain.

"Pirates went there and they won," he added.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 16h30 (SA time) on Saturday afternoon.

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