Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns right-back Anele Ngcongca says their remaining CAF Champions League fixtures in Group C are "must-win" encounters.
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The 2016 African champions are bottom of the standings after picking up a two draws and a loss in their opening three matches in the competition.
However, the Brazilians have a chance to get back to winning ways when they face Togo-Port in Tshwane on Friday - Pitso Mosimane's side lost the reverse fixture 1-0 last Tuesday.
In the bracket, defending champions Wydad Casablanca are on five points along with second-placed Horoya. Togo-Port are third on four points whereas Downs are on two points.
As such, Ngcongca takes the view that winning all the remaining matches will be crucial should they want to advance to the knockout stages.
He told KickOff: "The group is still open and there's three games left, which we have to win. They are must-win games. We have a game on Friday and we have to prepare ourselves.
"We have to put the ball in the back of the net, which we didn't do (last Tuesday). I am sure they will come to South Africa aware of our pace. Hopefully we will have our scoring boots on Friday."