Mamelodi Sundowns are currently on a training camp in Tanzania. The Tshwane giants were scheduled to take on Tanzanian Premier league sides Yanga (Young Africans) and Simba but that did not materialise.
Nonetheless, Pitso Mosimane’s men took on Dar es Salaam based outfit Azam.
The Caf Champions League winners played to a goalless draw on Wednesday night.
“That (1-1) would have been better than 0-0,” Mosimane said in the post-match press conference.
“We are, however, happy with the game. It was a good game – not easy, as Azam made it difficult for us and we could not score. We were frustrated, but kept pushing our opponents into their half, but we did not seriously test the goalkeeper.
“We dominated, but domination means nothing if you do not put the ball in the back of the net.”
Masandawana used two different sides in each half, in an effort to prepare the team for the resumption of the league campaign. Pitso will hope that star attacker, Khama Billiat’s return from Africa Cup of Nations duty will bolster his attack.
The Brazilians will return to South Africa on Friday, and are set to play one more practice game before their league campaign resumes against Bloemfontein Celtic next week.