Sibusiso Vilakazi Speaks As Sekhukhune United Arrive Kinshasa for CAFCC Clash With Saint Eloi Lupopo

Sibusiso Vilakazi Speaks As Sekhukhune United Arrive Kinshasa for CAFCC Clash With Saint Eloi Lupopo

Babajide Orevba
September 30, 2023 at 9:17 AM
  • Sekhukhune United have a foot in the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup after a 3-1 first-leg win over Saint-Eloi Lupopo
  • The South African side have travelled to Kinshasa to face Saint Eloi Lupopo in the reverse fixture
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi has stated that the environment is hostile, but his side will try to enjoy themselves

Sekhukhune United take a 3-1 first-leg lead to Kinshasa ahead of their reverse fixture with Saint-Eloi Lupopo of DR Congo.

The PSL side have jetted off to the environment that striker Sibusiso Vilakazi says is very hostile, having visited there with Sundowns in 2017.

Sekhukhune jetted off on Friday ahead of the clash billed for Sunday evening, and the visitors are expected to face a tough welcome.

Sibusiso Vilakazi, Sekhukhune United, CAF Confederations Cup, DR Congo
Sekhukhune United are set for CAF Confederations Cup second-leg clash with Saint-Eloi Lupopo
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It was gathered that the last team from South Africa that visited DR Congo was Royal PM in November 2022, and they were fuming over ill treatment.

Vilakazi has admitted that it is a hostile environment but says Babina Noko will only go there to enjoy themselves and protect their lead.

Midfielder Vilakazi said via Farpost:

“We have two goals in the bag so, protect that, more than anything try to make that crowd be on your side.
“It’s hostile but it’s nice, trust me it is very nice. I have been there a couple of times, it’s very nice.
“So just go there and enjoy the game more than anything. If you score one or two goals, that crowd will decide to be on your side. So, it’s going to be nice.”

Pirates crash out of CAF Champions League

Sports Brief earlier reported that the head coach of Botswana side Jwaneng Galaxy, Morena Ramoreboli, explained how his side defeated Orlando Pirates in the CAF Champions League.

Ramoreboli’s side defeated the Soweto giants via a penalty shootout right inside the Orlando Stadium.

Pirates lost the first-leg 1-0 and won by the same scoreline at the Orlando Stadium in the reverse fixture, forcing the game to go to penalties where Jose Riveiro's men lost.

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Babajide Orevba is a Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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