Mlambo banking on experienced players to help Bidvest Wits beat Al Ahly

The Students will face the Egyptian giants in the Caf Champions League this weekend

Bidvest Wits midfielder Xola Mlambo says the fact that they boast a few experienced players who have faced Al Ahly before should swing the tie in their favour.

“We have players who have been in the game for some time; players who have faced Al Ahly before - the likes of Daine Klate, Moeneeb Josephs and Sifiso Myeni,” Mlambo told IOL.

“They have been there. They make everyone’s job easier. They have shared their experiences with all of us. It will be a good experience to go to Al Ahly and I am sure whoever will be left behind will be disappointed,” Mlambo said.

The 25-year-old joined the Students at the start of this season from Chippa United and has added depth and quality to their midfield. 

In addition, Wits have Phumlani Ntshangase, Ben Motshwari, Granwald Scott, Thabang Monare and Wangu Gome.

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“Looking at the competition for places in midfield, it’s not easy for everyone,” Mlambo said.

“We have a lot of quality players. It was a blessing to start against Bloemfontein Celtic. I am grateful for the opportunity. The fact that we are playing the league, Nedbank Cup and in the Champions League means that the coach will rotate players to give others a rest and others a chance."

“You just have to take your chance. As long as the team keeps going and we are getting the result, that’s the most important thing regardless of who is playing,” Mlambo added.

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