While the Kampala City are a relatively unknown quantity to the majority of the Sundowns players, winger Anthony Laffor is familiar with the Kasasiro Boys.
The Liberian played against the Kampala-based side with his former team SuperSport United, and he has warned his teammates not to take them for granted.
"It's not going to be easy against those guys‚" Laffor told TimesLive.
“I played them when I was at SuperSport United and they took us out of the competition. They're a very good team and we need to heed the coach's instructions very carefully," he said.
The 32-year-old emphasized the importance of Sundowns winning their home matches.
"We also need to keep our feet on the ground and we also need to score goals because things are going to be different in Kampala,” Laffor added.
"If we want to remain in this competition‚ we need to score goals and that starts on Friday‚” Laffor said.
“We need to win all of our home games and score goals on top of that because you never know what to expect when you go to other countries."
"There are referees‚ conditions and all those things. So, if we want to progress in this competition‚ we need to score goals at home. We did the business at home last year and we need to do the same this year," Laffor continued.
Laffor said Sundowns will need to forget about their last year's heroics in the competition and concentrate on their current campaign.
“We need to forget about what happened last year because our exploits last year are history, and we need to put them behind us and concentrate on what our coaches want us to do,” Laffor said.
"Every game is going to be important for us because we need to win all of them and still keep our feet on the ground. We have to forget about being the current African champions. If we don't concentrate‚ we're not going to be African champs,” Laffor expressed.