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Pitso Mosimane: Bidvest Wits did well in Egypt

Posted on March 17, 2017
Pisto Mosimane: Bidvest Wits did well in Egypt

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Mamelodi Sundowns manager holds high hopes for to beat in their next encounter on Sunday.

Mosimane thinks that the South African side were intelligent to stage the return-leg of the tie in the afternoon at the Bidvest Stadium as it’s an advantage to them.

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Last time out against each other, Al Ahly had the upper hand in a tactical 1-0 match at Al-Salam stadium, thanks to Ahmed Hegazi’s header, and will need at least a draw to qualify for the group-stages.

“We did that against Zamalek,” Mosimane recalling when Sundowns took on the White Knights to clinch the Champions League title last season.

“All the games in are in the evening, so play during the day. All the games in Kampala and elsewhere are during the day, play in the evening. You must use the advantage. Wits are smart,” he added.

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The 52-year-old was happy to see Bidvest’s manager Gavin Hunt start pacey forwards Gabadinho Mhango and Phakamani Mahlambi against the Red Devils last weekend.

“They did well in Egypt. When I look at the Wits game, I look at our game against Zamalek. They had right specimens, right tempo, quick players, Phakamani and Mhango.

“You must play like that against the Arabs, they are always big and slow at the back. So Hunt got it right. Why not, they can win, but they have to score,” he concluded.

The second-leg of the encounter will be held on Sunday, March 19 at 15:30 CLT at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg.


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