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Mamelodi Sundowns raring to go ahead of Togo-Port test

7:10 pm AEST 15/7/18
Mamelodi Sundowns Hlompho Kekana, May 2018
The Masandawana captain is looking forward to resuming their Caf Champions League campaign next week

With a clash against Togo-Port in the Caf Champions League on the horizon, Mamelodi Sundowns are eager to get their group stage campaign back up and running.

Sundowns currently find themselves in a rather precarious situation after just two matches. Prior to the off-season break, the Brazilians drew with Horoya AC 2-2. The result came on the back of another draw against Wydad Casablanca.

However, after a period of reflection and rejuvenation, Sundowns will be raring to go as they made the trip to Lome earlier in the week.

“We had a break. It was good for us to be away from football a little bit, but we are back now,” Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana told the club’s website.

“It’s back to business. We want to try and start with a good run by winning the match in Togo so that we are in a good space in the group. A win will give us five points and we will be second in the group,” he added.

“We are aware of the standards that we have set for ourselves,” Kekana admitted.

“Doing well in the Champions League is non-negotiable. We know that we are carrying a lot of responsibility as players to try and do well and put the club where it needs to be,” he explained.

“We have shown in the past that we are capable of winning trophies. We have to maintain that and make sure that we continue doing well for the club,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Sundowns are reportedly set to be without star player Gaston Sirino, who is suspended for the clash.  This will come as a considerable blow especially in the absence of Percy Tau, who is closing in on a move abroad.

Nonetheless, reports doing the rounds further suggest that new signing Andile Jali is part of Sundowns’ travelling squad after being registered in time for the encounter.