Absa Premiership

Sundowns expect to win, says Tau

2016-10-14 14:40
Percy Tau (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Ahead of their much anticipated CAF Champions League final against Zamalek, Mamelodi Sundowns winger Percy Tau believes the Egyptian giants will be out to gain revenge after the Brazilians claimed back-to-back wins earlier in the group stages.

The Brazilians will lock horns against the Royal Team in the first leg of the final at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday (15:00 kick-off).

Zamalek will be looking to win the prestigious tournament for the sixth time in their history, with their last triumph coming in 2002.

Sundowns have never won the event and last featured in a final back in 2001 when they lost 4-1, on aggregate, to Al Ahly under the guidance of the late Ted Dumitru.  

While admitting Zamalek will be out to gain revenge for their group stage mishaps, the 22-year-old Tau said the Brazilians will be equal to the task.

“It is a final of the Champions League, so we are expecting to win,” insisted Tau.  

“They are also expecting to win but it won't be easy, they will be more fired up considering that we have beaten them home and away already.

“So now they will be seeking revenge but we’ll be all out to win it.”

Meanwhile, hard tackling defender Wayne Arendse has urged the South African football fraternity to rally behind Bafana Ba Style regardless of who they support.

The Cape Town-born man-marker also admitted that they intend to win and put a gold star on top of their club logo.

“We are really looking for a gold star and it will be good to have it above our logo,” said Arendse.

“We also need all South African supporters to come in numbers and support us on Saturday.

“No matter whom you support, whether you support Kaizer Chiefs, Pirates or SuperSport United as well.

“Please rally behind us as we will be fighting for the whole country and not only Mamelodi Sundowns.”


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