Absa Premiership

Mphahlehle: 'Downs on course for treble

2016-04-22 13:15
Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele remains optimistic of silverware this season despite their CAF Champions League exit.

Sundowns were knocked out of the continental competition in midweek on the away-goals rule following a 2-2 aggregate draw with AS Vita of DR Congo.

The Brazilians have already won the Telkom Knockout, back in December, and are on course for a domestic treble.

"Obviously we lost the game against AS Vita, we're out of the Champions League and we're very disappointed about that," Mphahlele told KickOff.

"But we have to accept it and say it's a chapter that's done for us this year. Yes, we're still in the Confederation Cup and we can salvage something from there, but the quicker we forget about the Champions League the better for the team.

"It's not like this was the last thing for us to play. We still have the league to play for, we still have the Nedbank Cup and Confederation Cup. We have to be very positive and keep going. I think we're still in a good position."

Sundowns will next face Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.


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