Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
11 Aug 2019
12:36 pm

Sundowns ready for ‘physical’ Otoho

Phakaaathi Reporter

Sibusiso Vilakazi says Mamelodi Sundowns have watched Otoho O’Oyo's matches on video and they know what to expect from them.

Sibusiso Vilakazi of Mamelodi Sundowns (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

The Brazilians face Congolese side in the preliminary rounds of the Caf Champions League today.

“We have been able to go through some of their videos and that has helped us to prepare‚” Vilakazi told The Sowetan.

“Video footage has helped us to somehow adjust our training sessions because we now know how they look when they attack‚ and how we must get better in terms of defending.

“We know what they normally do when they get the loose ball and we have been very hard at training with the coaches to be able to deal with their threats,” he added.

“I can compare them to Lobi Stars and Vita. They are physical and they can play the ball.

“On the attack they don’t have too many dangerous options because they often rely on pumping the ball forward where they rely on the second ball.

“It is one of those typical African sides‚ but we will be ready for the challenge because we have played against many teams who plays similar type of football,” concluded Vilakazi.

The game is set to take place at Stade Omnisport Marien Ngouabi d’Owando this afternoon.


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