Absa Premiership

Castro eyes 'Downs semi-final spot

2016-12-08 09:34
Leonardo Castro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Leonardo Castro believes his team has what it takes to advance to the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.

The Brazilians qualified for the world showpiece competition after winning the CAF Champions League.

Castro hopes to face Copa Libertadores champions Atletico Nacional from his home country Colombia.

"First of all I'm really focused on winning the first match. I'm really looking forward to playing against Atletico Nacional from my home country in the semi-final," he told KickOff.

"I've played in several tournaments in South America so I don't feel the pressure, and I believe we will get a good result if we play our style. We want to make this event a special and great experience."

On the other hand, Sundowns defender Mzikayise Mashaba has set his sights on a dream final against Real Madrid on December 18.

"I'm very happy to be able to play in such a wonderful tournament held in such a great country like Japan. It's a bit colder than in South Africa but people here are very kind and I felt the town, roads are organised.

"We want to advance all the way to the final and play against Real Madrid in the final."

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