Mamelodi Sundowns forced into must-win final CAF group match after loss to Casablanca

Mamelodi Sundowns forced into must-win final CAF group match after loss to Casablanca

- Mamelodi Sundowns will face Horoya in a must-win final CAF Champions’ League group match on 28 August

- The former African champions lost to Wydad Casablanca on Friday night and will have to win the match against Horoya to progress in the competition

- Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane said he was confident that his team would get its act together and win the final match of the group stages

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Mamelodi Sundowns will face Horoya in a do-or-die final group match of the CAF Champions’ League on 28 August in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. The former African champions will have to win their final match if they want to proceed to the quarter-finals of the tournament.

The scenario comes after Sundowns suffered a 1-0 defeat to Wydad Casablanca on Friday evening. The result means Casablanca have already qualified for the quarter-finals and will be joined by the winner of the match on the 28th of August.

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Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane said he was confident that his team would get their act together and do what it needed to do in order to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Mosimane said he was satisfied with his team and the players at his disposal but he was not happy with how they had performed during crucial stages in the CAF tournament.

Kickoff.co.za reported that Mamelodi Sundowns has a strong history of performing under pressure and have in the past turned up some of their best results at home when they needed those results.

Mosimane was impressed by Casablanca’s performance and said they were a classy side who brought out the best in his players. He said his side had performed well and did not stand back.

Mosimane added that despite a good performance by his players the team had only itself to blame for being in its current must-win situation.

Mamelodi Sundowns will have two domestic encounters before taking on Horoya.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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