Absa Premiership

Mashaba - We ready for war

2015-04-01 14:22
Mzikayise Mashaba (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Mzikayise Mashaba believes the side are primed for success as they gear up for this weekend's CAF Champions League clash against TP Mazembe.

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The Brazilians travel to Congo on Sunday with a slender 1-0 lead after seeing off a 10-man Ravens side in the first leg of their round-one encounter at Loftus Versfeld a fortnight ago.

And although the side have not played a competitive match since mid-March, Mashaba believes their preparations during the recent FIFA international break have left Sundowns in top shape ahead of the crunch encounter in central Africa.

"I think we prepared really well and we are braced for whatever will be thrown our way," he told Football411.

"We used this international break wisely to work on what we believed were our weaknesses in the first leg and we are now ready for war.

"We know it will not be easy but we are confident that we will come back with a positive result.

"The coach and technical team have used every form of advice you'd think of so we are more than ready."

Orlando Pirates underwent the same trip to Lubumbashi on their way to the CAF Champions League final two years ago, but 25-year-old Mashaba saw no need to contact some of the Buccaneers players for any added advice.

"Personally I haven't made any contact with the Pirates players because I see no need in contacting Pirates players for other tips on stopping Mazembe, the only information we have on Mazembe is through watching their recent videos."

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