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
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.