Manqoba Mngqithi Confident That Sundowns Can Overturn Deficit! The Brazilians are currently trailing Al Ahly 2-0 before they meet again.
The coach is adamant that mistakes cost them the game. He believes it was one of their best performances of the season.
“We have a bigger responsibility to make sure that at the end of the day, we achieve the outcome that we want.” Mngqithi told the CAF Media.
“I am very confident and optimistic that if we apply ourselves very well and stay focused, improve on the kind of mistakes that we made. When we don’t make those kinds of mistakes we win matches.”
Mngqithi stresses that Sundowns is the only team on the continent that can overcome such a margin. Especially against the reigning champions of Africa.
“I am still very excited with the way I saw the team performing in Cairo because I don’t think we have ever performed like that away from home and [we were] unfortunate to concede the types of goals that we conceded. In my opinion, you can’t have better ball possession in Cairo if you are not playing well.
“In terms of the performance, we strongly believe that without improving a lot in that performance but minimizing the types of mistakes that we made, we will always stand a better chance to get the result that we want. We are confident in the group that we have, if there is anyone that has the capacity to come back in this match it’s Sundowns.
Themba Zwane is likely to feature in the second leg, after missing the first encounter through injury.
“Based on the report that we got from the doctors and training that he had yesterday, it looks very positive. The doctors have indicated that he’s looking well and in the training session that he had he felt no pain and he’s been training regularly to try and keep himself fit.
“We are more than optimistic that he will help us, upon analysing the game we do believe that the role of Mshishi is still immense in the team.” he ended.
Manqoba Mngqithi Confident That Sundowns Can Overturn Deficit!