Mosimane: Sundowns can handle North African teams

2019-12-24 08:38
Pitso Mosimane
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is confident his players will do well against USM Alger in the CAF Champions League and have every chance to win.

There will be little time for Christmas celebrations in the Masandawana camp this week as they prepare for their upcoming clash with USM in Algeria on Saturday.

Mosimane has revealed that the team will train on Christmas day, which is when the Sundowns boss will plot his tactics for the game.

"We leave on Monday, and on Tuesday we don't train. We will train on the 25th. We will try maybe do something (for Christmas) with the embassy. We can do something for the boys. We will see," said Mosimane, as quoted by FarPost.

If we don’t, we will see what we do at the hotel to pep ourselves up. We have to train on Christmas Day - that's when I do tactics.

On the game itself, Mosimane added: "USM is not an easy team. Same mentality, same culture, and the grandstand you will see, it's normal. The stadium is full.

"We have the mentality to play that game. We know how to play against the North Africans. We can deal with that. I believe we can win.

"I think we've got a chance to win this one more than in Casablanca. They are dangerous up front, but I believe we can win."

Kick-off is at 18:00 (SA time)

- TeamTalk Media


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.