Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane has already started preparing for his side's two-legged CAF Champions League clash with TP Mazembe.
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Mosimane's men booked their place in the first round of qualifying after recording a 4-1 aggregate victory over St Michel United of the Seychelles.
And having witnessed the trying circumstances faced by Orlando Pirates against the very same opponents two years ago, Mosimane is wary of befalling the same fate.
The Bucs, who were coached by Roger de Sa at the time, faced several trials and tribulations on their travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mosimane has already put plans in motion, though, saying: "It's an important fixture for us, but we need to think beyond that. We should copy from Pirates [who reached the final that year] because we admire what they have done.
"At the end of the day [despite the intimidation] Pirates went through irrespective. We need to be ready for anything and plan our trip properly.
"In fact, we've done our homework and already know where we are staying and when we are leaving, including how to get there.
"We have our spies on them."
Sundowns play host to the Ravens on the weekend of 13-15 March before travelling to DR Congo on the first weekend of April.