Absa Premiership

Pitso unfazed by hostile reception

2016-07-16 16:28
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg- Ahead of their much anticipated CAF Champions league clash against Zamalek, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said they will not be intimidated by the possible hostile reception in Egypt as it is always the case throughout the 10-month long tournament.

The Brazilians will square-off against the Egyptian giants in an epic Group B clash of the continental showpiece at the Petro Sport stadium on Sunday.

Mosimane said the Brazilians went through a horrible experience in Lubumbashi while visiting TP Mazembe and it will be nothing new to his players, should they go through the same experience in Cairo.

“We are always ready for such receptions with the boys whenever we play away,” said Mosimane

“I always say to them that as long as it’s eleven against eleven and the referee on the pitch, there’s nothing to be afraid of.

“As long as the referee does his job well we’ll be able to play our normal football without being concerned about what’s happening in the stands.

“Remember when we went to Lubumbashi and everyone knows what happens there, their (TP Mazembe) fans were waiting for us when we landed and they escorted us to the team hotel on the side of the road, doing all the intimidations.

“You could even ask yourself how they knew we’ll arrive at that time but going to Zamalek we are not going to be intimidated by their supporters at all.

“We know what we want and what we need to do there,” he added.

Heading to this encounter, the Brazilians are coming from an impressive 2-1 win over Enyimba, on June 29, while Zamalek also defeated the Nigerian giants 1-0 on June 19.

Kick-off is scheduled for 21:00 (SA Time) 

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