Absa Premiership

Langerman: We didn't take it seriously

2016-10-12 12:31
Tebogo Langerman ( Gallo)

Johannesburg - Tebogo Langerman admits Mamelodi Sundowns weren't initially serious about competing in Africa, ahead of their CAF Champions League final against Zamalek.

The 30-year-old, who previously plied his trade with Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United, has enjoyed a decorated career, having won three Premiership titles and an MTN 8 Cup.

However, he has revealed that his attitude towards the continental competition has changed in recent times, and is hoping to take his game to the next level by adding the coveted trophy to his collection of accolades.

"Playing in Africa has helped me a lot even though I was not even interested," he told Sowetan Live.

"When coach Pitso Mosimane introduced this African thing we didn't take it serious," he added.

When asked about the transition from playing for club to country, the left-back admitted it was an easy process due to representing the South African national side.

"It has helped me a lot playing for Sundowns in Africa, because we are playing against the same players when we are with Bafana," he added.

"It becomes easier for me. I have won a lot of cups here at home, but winning the Champions League will elevate me to a different level."

Mosimane's charges host the Egyptian giants in the first leg of the final on Saturday, 15 October, before travelling to Cairo for the second leg six days later.


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