Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side will beat Enyimba in the reverse fixture of their Caf Champions League clash in Nigeria in August.
The Brazilians prevailed 2-1 over the seven-time Nigerian champions on Wednesday courtesy of goals from Leonardo Castro and Wayne Arendse which rendered Dare Ojo’s stunning volley merely academic at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria.
Mosimane believes that ‘Downs can repeat the feat when Enyimba enjoy home advantage in the reverse fixture. Naijabet
“Being patriotic as a South African, it’s good to beat a Nigerian team.
“There’s always that talk about South African teams not being able to beat Nigerian teams. This talk must stop at this point in time.
“I think we can go to Enyimba and win. I’m not being cocky, I’m being honest,” Mosimane said in his post-match analysis of the game.
The former Bafana coach then took the time to praise his charges for their display which earned an important win against the two-time African champions.
“The goal we scored was from the training ground. We usually do that. The goal they scored by number 16 (Ojo) is what I’ve warned them about.
“He scored a goal from the same position in his last game. I told Keagan (Dolly) to stay there but he thought we had won the ball and moved away. But we learn from that.
“The beauty of football. We should always make sure we are not bottom of the log. There are only three teams in the group and two go through,” he said.
Enyimba and Sundowns next meet on August 24 in the final group B game of the Caf Champions League.