Absa Premiership

Mabunda wants to return to Club World Cup

2018-02-21 15:15
Tiyani Mabunda. (BackpagePix).

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Tiyani Mabunda says he dreams of a return to the FIFA Club World Cup with his side by first winning the league and then the CAF Champions League.

The Brazilians are currently in pole position to win the title as they hold a four-point lead while having the luxury of game-in-hand. The 29-year-old has been in good form for coach Pitso Mosimane's men, and recently won the Goal of the Month for January. 

The player was a part of the team that won the CCL in 2016 before participating in the CWC where they finished in sixth place after losing both matches in Japan to Kashima Antlers and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. 

Nonetheless, the Bafana Bafana star still has high ambitions with the Chloorkop-based outfit. He told his team's official website: "I want to help the team win the Champions League for a second time. 

"I want to help the team go back to the Fifa Club World Cup and do well, hopefully win the Club World Cup as well. I believe that all things are possible for the ones who believe. That's what the bible tells me. 

"I know that we are destined for greatness as a team. There is so much positive energy and hunger to succeed at Mamelodi Sundowns, even the new players already see that it’s not the same like it was where they were in the past. 

"They can see that there is a winning mentality within the team. Every game that we play, we play to win. We might not win all the games but the desire to be successful is massive in this team. 

"We know that in the remaining games we have a process as a team of how we can win the league and we are focusing on that process more than the outcome.

"If we do the right things and the process goes according to plan, then the rest will follow. Winning the league will take care of itself."

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