Tuesday’s CAF Champions League preliminary round encounter between Mamelodi Sundowns and Jwaneng Galaxy from Botswana is an important fixture in the Brazilians’ quest for continental glory.
It is then no wonder that the Brazilians are not complacent even though they have a 2-0 lead from the first leg played in Lobatse, Botswana, in December.
And Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena fully understands the importance of this match set for Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria starting at 16h00.
‘‘We are going to the CAF fixture with a lot of confidence. We have to mentally make sure that we are in the right space, 2-0 is dangerous score,’’ said Mokwena.
‘‘We’ve got to make sure that mentally we approach the game with the right character. We must also make sure that we are prepared tactically and technically for the game. We don’t want to be complacent and approach the game with carelessness. For us it is to be very responsible.’’
The former Chippa United and Orlando Pirates coach has added that the Brazilians know what to expect from the Botswana side as they saw how they played in the first round.
‘‘Jwaneng are very difficult to play, they do build-ups from the back. Their goalkeeper is more of a sweeper. We know we have to be able to deal with their situation in relations to how they build from the back. Those are the challenges that they presented to us in the first leg,’’ Mokwena said.