Mamelodi Sundowns is in Cairo and the big mission is the CAF Champions League quarter-final battle against the mighty Al Ahly.
Sundowns’ go first as the away team on Saturday evening at 18:00 before hosting the return leg in Pretoria on Saturday 3 March.
Coach Pitso Mosimane shared his team’s approach to what will typically be a huge crowd of around 80 0000 and the usual aggressive mind games.
“If you keep it quiet (in Egypt), you know what is going to happen here. Just keep it quiet, and go with it. If you concede, don’t concede more than one. That’s the whole thing,” Mosimane said to IOL.
It’s a tough game, it’s going to be physical and you need to be smart with the fouls.
“We need to absorb the pressure. We need to be mentally strong. We need to be well-organised. It’s a game where the body plays more than the technique. It’s the body, tactics and the mind because there will be too much noise.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have Anele for that match. It’s not nice. And I don’t have Thapelo for the right-back position. I’ll make a plan, you know that,” concluded Pitso.