Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Hlompho Kekana has urged his
team-mates to come out all guns blazing when they take on Al Ahly on Saturday.
The Brazilians have their work cut out for them in the
second leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final clash with the Egyptian
giants after losing the first leg 2-0 in Cairo.
Kekana, however, believes Masandawana have the quality to
put The Club of the Century to the sword and to turn the deficit around at
Lucas Moripe Stadium.
"We know very well that we didn't score in Egypt and
it's something we want to rectify here at home. We created three chances that
we should have scored," Kekana said, as quoted by SowetanLIVE.
"I hope we don't get a stage-fright and try to give a
good performance. I think one early goal can set the tone. We can't start slow
in this match. We must come out strong.
"I would presume that they will come out very cautious
on the day because they know that we will put them under pressure.
"We have to play our normal game when we are at home.
It has worked out well for us because we have been able to kill off games
early. When we score, we know that our next goal is coming."
Kekana also committed himself to Sundowns this week by
signing a new four-year contract, which he has described as an easy decision to
"I have renewed my contract with Sundowns simply
because I feel at home here. I have beautiful memories with the club, and I
feel I should continue," Kekana added.
"They have been good to me. I am happy because the fans
love me, and it was an easy decision to make."
- TEAMtalk media