Maema eager to fulfil CAF dream with Downs

CAF Champions League

Midfielder Neo Maema is looking forward to making his debut in the CAF Champions League when Mamelodi Sundowns face AS Maniema Union in DR Congo on Sunday.

Maema joined Sundowns at the beginning of the season with featuring in the prestigious continental competition a huge motivating factor in joining the Brazilians over Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

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The Bloemfontein-born midfielder missed out on featuring in Africa for former club Bloemfontein Celtic during the CAF Confederations Cup last season through injury.

"I had a chance to play in the CAF Confederation Cup but couldn't," Maema tells

"I am really looking forward to the game in Congo this time.

"I have been asking the guys about the experience and the pressures of playing in the CAF Champions league.

"I think this will also be an opportunity to improve my game.

"I have always had the personal dream of playing in Africa with one of the big teams in the country and I am grateful that Sundowns have granted me that opportunity."

Mamelodi Sundowns remain unbeaten in all competitions so far this season and will now be aiming to lay a marker down on the continent against AS Maniema Union in Kindu.

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