Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said that
the CAF Champions League would be a priority for him this season, adding that
the tournament would be treated with the respect that it deserves.
Read: Teko extends 'Downs stay
Sundowns have come agonisingly close to winning the
continental tournament in the past, when they lost to Al-Ahly in the 2001
final. However, the Brazilians have been unable to make any serious strides
towards the title since then, and Mosimane wants to remedy that.
"I want to win the trophy there is no doubt about
it," said Mosimane on Wednesday.
"My president, Patrice Motsepe wants it, my players
want it and it is something our supporters could cherish forever," added
Mosimane, who has already helped Bafana Ba Style to the league title.
"I have no choice but to ensure that we give everything
we have to win the Champions League."
The first assignment for Sundowns will be a trip to St
Michel United next month. While little is known about the club from the
Seychelles, Mosimane and his charges are not going to take anything for
granted, as nothing short of a win will be satisfactory.
"It is important that the boys know what to expect,
hence I planned this training camp," added Mosimane.
"Since taking over at Sundowns, I have taken my team to
countries such as Zimbabwe and Ghana during pre-season training to condition my
“It will make the players much hungrier and showcase our
intentions of building a cohesive side that will be able to represent this
country in the tournament."