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Sundowns Coach Mngqithi Eyes Victory In The Return Leg Against Al Ahly

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi is positive his team will do everything to beat Al Ahly in the return leg of their CAF Champions League quarter-final.

The Brazilians will be playing at home this Saturday in the return leg, having lost 2-0 to the Egyptian giants in the first leg played at Al Salam Stadium in Cairo last weekend.

Sundowns dominated the Red Eagles in possession but allowed simple goals from Taher Mohamed Taher and Salah Mohsen. The South Africans last-four hopes were dented but Mngqithi believes they can secure a victory at home.

“We have a bigger responsibility to make sure that at the end of the day, we achieve the outcome that we want. I am very confident and optimistic that if we apply ourselves very well and stay focused, improve on the kind of mistakes that we made. When we don’t make those kinds of mistakes we win matches.” said Manqoba Mngqithi.

“I am still very excited with the way I saw the team performing in Cairo because I don’t think we have ever performed like that away from home and [we were] unfortunate to concede the types of goals that we conceded. In my opinion, you can’t have better ball possession in Cairo if you are not playing well.

“In terms of the performance, we strongly believe that without improving a lot in that performance but minimizing the types of mistakes that we made, we will always stand a better chance to get the result that we want. We are confident in the group that we have, if there is anyone that has the capacity to come back in this match it’s Sundowns.”

The Masandawana will face Al Ahly on the 22nd of May in Pretoria hoping to pass this hurdle and make the Champions League semi-final.

The aggregate winner between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns will face the winner between CR Belouizdad and Esperance de Tunis.

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