Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns' preparations for their FIFA Club World Cup campaign have suffered something of a setback when the club cancelled a training session due to fatigue.
The Brazilians recently arrived in Osaka in Japan and were supposed to train on Wednesday evening, however, on the advice of the team's medical staff it was called off.
Sundowns' official website revealed that an estimated 22 hour flight had led the squad to suffer with severe let lag, and consequently it was decided that practice would not go ahead at the Nagai Ball Game Field.
"All the players were very fatigued and on medical advice it was the best decision taken in the interests of the well-being of our players," Masandawana communications director Thulani Thuswa said.
"Training will resume tomorrow (Thursday) at the same venue at 19:30. Rest assured that Sundowns remain very focused and we are here to win and do Africa proud."
Pitso Mosimane's men will face either Kashima Antlers or Auckland City in a quarter-final clash on Sunday.