Mamelodi Sundowns welcome DR Congo side Maniema Union FC to Loftus Versfeld this afternoon for their second leg CAF Champions League preliminary round clash.
The Brazilians played out to a 2-2 draw in their away first leg of the clash thanks to a Themba Zwane brace on the day at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.
Maniema Union will be up against it from the offset given the fact that Mamelodi Sundowns are unbeaten in their last 12 matches at home! The winner from today’s tie will proceed to the group stages.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Maniema Union: Kick-off time and how to live stream
Action at Loftus Versfeld gets underway at 16:00. Today’s CAF Champions League match will be televised live on SABC1.
You can also live stream today’s match on TELKOMONE. Follow the details below to watch Mamelodi Sundowns’s clash against Maniema Union.
1. Visit the TELKOMONE website.2. Create a free account.3. Watch the match live on the SABC1 TELKOMONE channel.
“It will be a tough game for them” – Manqoba Mngqithi
“We have seen what the opponent presents. But we believe that we’ve got a team that is capable of playing against those guys. The conditions against those guys weren’t very good. It was very hot,” Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi said.
“It was very hot and we played on an artificial turf. We made a lot of technical mistakes. As a result, even the goal they scored, from Mosa (Lebusa’s) mistake, was an outcome of Mamelodi Sundowns not being familiar with an artificial turf as the ball stopped.
“We are very hopeful that we’ve got what it takes to pin them down and force them to make errors. In our home ground, we are always optimistic that it will be a very tough game for them. But we have to respect them.
“They’ve got the capacity to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns. They have very good wing-play. Their full-backs are both aggressive going forward. Their wingers are always looking for open possibilities in 1-v-1 situations. They’ve got a very powerful striker, Kitwa.”
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