Modiba wants SuperSport to be mentioned alongside Orlando Pirates and Sundowns in Africa

SuperSport United, Aubrey Modiba
Matsatsantsa will not take their Caf Confederation Cup opponents lightly when they travel to Guinea for their match on Saturday

Following the successful defence of their Nedbank Cup crown, SuperSport United will resume their Caf Confederation Cup campaign away to Horoya AC.

Matsatsantsa have enjoyed a relatively impressive campaign thus far, but with only a couple of games remaining in the group, victory is of the utmost importance if they are to progress into the knockout rounds.  

SuperSport currently find themselves in second place, level on points with TP Mazembe in third, and victory over the log leaders would give them the advantage.

Winger Aubrey Modiba is wary of the danger Horoya will pose, especially after their holding Matsatsantsa to a draw in the reverse fixture in Tshwane.

“It’s not going to be easy, especially playing them away from home,” Modiba told The Star.

“They came here and managed to take a point. We know what coach Kaitano Tembo wants from us. His coaching methods are the same as (Baxter’s) and so, it’s not going to be difficult to implement his instructions. We are taking this competition very seriously,” Modiba added.

The 21-year-old remains hopeful that SuperSport could be mentioned alongside the likes of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns as teams who have done well on the continent.

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“Pirates have always been a team that served as a reference when it comes to club continental football. Mamelodi Sundowns are now in the mix,” Modiba said.

“They are the defending champions (of the Caf Champions League). We want to be on that list of teams doing great on the continent,” Modiba expressed.

“Our primary focus, though, is to make sure we reach the quarter-finals. Once that’s achieved, we’ll focus on the semis. Reaching the final would be a great achievement,” Modiba concluded.