SuperSport United need to make a statement in Africa, says Modiba

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The Matsatsantsa winger has lauded his team's fighting spirit following their draw against the Congolese giants in Lubumbashi this past weekend

SuperSport United returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo with a valuable point against TP Mazembe in the Caf Confederation Cup.

Matsatsantsa are currently top of their group with five points, level on points with Horoya AC and Mazembe, and are slowly making a name for themselves on the continent.

A star of their clash on Sunday was Aubrey Modiba, who found the back of the net, and the youngster has lauded his team’s fighting spirit as they came back from two goals down told the Congolese giants.

"As a team I think we did well," Modiba told The Sowetan.

"We showed fighting spirit and we got a point away from home, against a top team like Mazembe. It showed that we worked for each other. We would have liked to win, but a draw is still a good result for us. We need to stop conceding and I believe we can go far in this competition," Modiba added.

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"When I controlled the ball, I saw the goalkeeper coming towards me and I put it in the corner. It came at the right time. It would have been difficult to come back in the second half. It was an important goal. I have been working on my finishing," Modiba said.

The 21-year-old has also stated that SuperSport want to move out of the shadow of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns on the continent as they look to create their own bit of history.

"We should show that it's not only about Pirates and Sundowns, but SuperSport as well. We want to go as far as possible," Modiba concluded.

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