Absa Premiership

Preview: Sundowns v AS Vita

2016-04-20 09:36
Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns will look to avoid a second consecutive elimination in the second round of the CAF Champions League against AS Vita.

Sundowns have a 1-0 deficit to overturn in the second-leg at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Last season Pitso Mosimane's side bowed out of the competition at the same stage after losing to TP Mazembe.

Once again the Brazilians face another early knockout, but Mosimane will be hopeful that his players can take advantage of home ground in midweek.

Masandawana are unbeaten at home this term and have been boosted by the hot form of Leonardo Castro, Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly, who have together scored 31 goals.

The Congolese giants arrived in Johannesburg last week to acclimatise to the conditions and have also been practicing on grass instead of AstroTurf at their home ground Stade Tata Raphael.

Bernard Morrison, who proved a handful for Downs in the first leg, has travelled with the team together with goal-scorer Kule Mbombo.

 

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