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Sundowns won’t relax against La Passe

Mamelodi Sundowns lead 7-0 after the first leg of their CAF Champions League game against La Passe

According to City Press Attacking mid Sphelele Mkhulise said Sundowns wouldn’t slack off in the second leg at Loftus on Friday.

“We’re heading into this game using the same mindset we had for the initial match,” said Mkhulise, who managed to score one of the 7-0 rout’s goals.

“Because we have plans for Gallants and Pirates, we need to keep our intensity and focus. Being ahead won’t help us. We must continue to work hard and score goals.”

Since 2016’s Champions League win, Sundowns have ceased to reach the final.

Since 2016, only three north African Champions League winners have won the holy grail. Wydad won it in 2017, followed by Espérance Sportive de Tunis in 2018 and 2019. Al Ahly won it twice under Pitso Mosimane, who ended up losing to Wydad last year.

Last weekend in Nigeria, reigning champions Wydad and Espérance suffered shocking losses.

Wydad, who lost 2-1 to Rivers United in Port Harcourt, and Espérance, who lost 2-1 to Plateau United at New Jos Stadium, will struggle in the return leg match this weekend.

Guinea’s Horoya defeated Ivory Coast’s Asec Mimosas 1-0 in Africa’s top club competition.

One of the weekend’s biggest wins was Tanzanian powerhouses Simba’s 3-1 win over Primeiro de Agosto in Angola. Sundowns defeated La Passe 7-0 in Pretoria.

Champions League champions. Ahly scored late to beat US Monastir 1-0 in Tunisia.

After Flambeau du Centre agreed to play in Alexandria, Ahly’s bitter rivals Zamalek won by the same margin.

Winners of second legs advance to lucrative group stages.

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