Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Pitso Mosimane, has spoken out on the unfavourable conditions his team has been subjected to on the continent.
The 2016 CAF Champions League winner and Coach of the Year spoke to Times Live ahead of his team’s trip to face Wydad Casablanca in Morocco this weekend.
“It’s never been nice," Mosimane began.
“I went to Setif (in Algeria) and do you remember what happened?” [fan violence in 2006].
“I went to Esperance at a packed El Menzah Stadium (in Tunisia) and do you know what happened?
“Not when there were people watching but in the passage, there’s trouble there.
"The packed stadium doesn’t see anything but the trouble is in the tunnel‚ in the corridors. They do what they do.
“You come with the bus … you saw what happened at Zamalek‚” [attack on Sundowns’ team bus].
“North Africa? Seriously! Even sometimes West Africa. Everywhere we go there are stories (to tell).
“This Champions League is way behind. We have no buses‚ no training pitches. It’s 2019 yet we still have those problems. It’s tough,” Mosimane bemoaned.
Kabo Yellow face the Moroccans this Saturday having already progressed to this year’s quarter-finals.
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