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Masilela: Sundowns are in form

2015-04-02 14:55

Cape Town - Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Joel Masilela believes the club's current form will stand it in good stead, ahead of the CAF Champions League second leg encounter against TP Mazembe on Sunday.

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Masilela, who took part in one of Sundowns' most successful spells in South African football, knows a winning team when he sees one and he thinks that this current unit has the capacity to achieve remarkable things in continental competition, under the current regime.

Sundowns have won eleven of their last thirteen matches in all competitions and five of those wins have been recorded in their last five outings.

South African teams have been notoriously bad at travelling on the continent and Sundowns are unlikely to be immune to the challenges which do present themselves on continental competition. 

"It's not easy playing in these kind of games, as it is normally tough when playing away. At the same time, it can be a good time playing away when the team is doing well. The momentum is there," said Masilela as quoted by Soccer Laduma.

Sundowns did not get their season off to a flying start last year and doubts quickly emerged about their capacity to salvage anything meaningful from it. However, the popular opinion now appears to be that the Pretoria-based club is starting to peak at the right time.

"The coach has got the players to the level he wants them to be. The players are giving him the support and doing whatever he wants them to do.

"That goes for the entire technical team. It's not going to be easy, but it's another challenge. They have to go there full of confidence and show character," said Masilela.

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