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Rulani Mokwena Wants to Salvage Pride for South Africa in Sudan!

Rulani Mokwena Wants to Salvage Pride for South Africa in Sudan! Mamelodi Sundowns play Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan in the CAF Champions League this afternoon.

Rulani Mokwena Wants to Salvage Pride for South Africa in Sudan! Mamelodi Sundowns play Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan in the CAF Champions League this afternoon.

This match comes 5 days after Bafana Bafana lost 2-0 to the Sudan national team at the very same stadium. This is a defeat which saw the South African national team fail to qualify for AFCON in 2022.

Mamelodi Sundowns, on the other hand, have already made it into the knout rounds of the CAF Champions League. They have also secured top spot in the group.

Rulani Mokwena Wants to Salvage Pride for South Africa in Sudan!

“We have had training in the main stadium, it went very well.” Mokwena told the media.

“We are here representing the nation and there is no time to rest. We want to prepare thoroughly and adapt to the conditions, it is a hard and bumpy pitch and it is very hot.

“We have two very important sessions left before match day”, he added.

The game will kick-off at 15h00. The initial time was 18h00, but was moved to an earlier time as the lights at the stadium are not promising.

“The reality is the stadium is not 100% from the electrical perspective, the reports are the light is not good as we saw in the Bafana Bafana game. If the pitch is like this they had to change so that we don’t have any complications.

“It works for our advantage as we will leave immediately after the game and that will give us more rest.” He insists.

Mokwena wants Sundowns to avenge South Africa’s defeat in Sudan on Sunday.

Rulani Mokwena Wants to Salvage Pride for South Africa in Sudan!

“The game against Al Hilal is very important and more important for us as South Africans, after what happened a couple of days ago. The pain was greatly inflicted by the Sudanese National team and in this moment we have to do what is best and represent the nation and salvage a little bit of pride.

“It is also a chance for us to demonstrate that as Mamelodi Sundowns we are one of the best teams in the continent.” He concludes.

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