Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Tiyani Mabunda felt their goalless draw against against Orlando Pirates was the perfect preparation for their upcoming Caf Champions League clash against Al Ahly.
The Brazilians are set to host the Egyptian giants at the Lucas Moripe Stadium for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final before travelling to Cairo for the return leg the following Saturday.
The 30-year-old midfielder insists that it will be hard for Al Ahly to travel home with a positive result, while also being aware of the threat they possess.
‘The game was very important for us. I am grateful that we had to face Pirates before we face Al Ahly, because it gives us a taste of what we are facing on Saturday,’ Mabunda told the media.
‘On Saturday, it’s a game that is going to determine our level of playing. where we are on the continent.
‘Al Ahly are not just any team you could face in the competition.
‘But we are also no pushovers, we are Mamelodi Sundowns. Everybody on the continent knows it’s tough to come to us and get a result. We want to fly the SA flag high.’
Mamelodi Sundowns will now welcome Al Ahly to the Lucas Moripe Stadium when the two sides square off in the Caf Champions League on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 3pm.
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