Absa Premiership

Pitso: We don't do shenanigans

2015-03-16 13:27
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed the team will spend as little time as possible in Congo for their CAF Champions League game against TP Mazembe.

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The Congolese side is notorious for giving visiting teams a hostile welcome on home soil, such as Orlando Pirates' visit in 2013, which led to the South African Football Association laying a complaint with the Confederation of African Football.

Roger de Sa was in charge of Pirates at the time and Mosimane has revealed that he sought the Mozambican's guidance ahead of their trip on April 4.

"I have spoken to Roger. I must thank Roger, he has given all the details," Mosimane said.

"We will make sure we stay less time as possible in Lubumbashi. We are going to train, play the next day and we are out. We have already done our homework."

He is also hoping the warm hospitality shown by Sundowns in the first leg will convince them to treat the South African team well in the return fixture.

"I hope we gave them everything they wanted," he said.

"We hosted them. We showed maturity, we looked after them.

"We don't do shenanigans, everything is good, we shake hands no problem.

"We wish and hope that football is going to be played like this both home and away."

Downs will take a slender advantage in to the second leg after battling to a hard-fought 1-0 win at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday thanks to a late goal from Khama Billiat.

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