Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena has described as predicted an interesting and entertaining semi-final clash against Al Ahly in the African Football League.
Sundowns have secured the second semi-final spot in the African Football League, following a goalless draw against Angolan side, Petro de Luanda. The Brazilians walked into the second leg with a comfortable 2-0 advantage, with goals from Marcelo Allende and Thapelo Maseko.
“An Al Ahly fixture is always interesting. They have got really good players. I have watched a little bit on their away game in Tanzania where they drew 2-2 against Simba SC,” said Mokwena, adding: “It should be an interesting game and one that pitches two very good teams. We will do our best to try to win the game.”
The Pretoria-based side has played a lot of important games without key players due to injuries and Mokwena shared that he would like to see the players back playing, especially with the upcoming encounters.
“I pray every night for God to perform a miracle. My prayer to Him is to bring back Lucas Ribeiro, Peter Shalulile, and Thapelo Morena as soon as possible because they make a big difference but we have to give compliments to the rest of the players who have come in and show that we can count on them,” he said.
The first leg will see Sundowns hosting the Egyptian side on Sunday.