CAF Champions League: Mamelodi Sundowns Held at Home by Egyptian Side Pyramids

CAF Champions League: Mamelodi Sundowns Held at Home by Egyptian Side Pyramids

Babajide Orevba
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mamelodi Sundowns have dropped points yet again in this season's CAF Champions League
  • Rhulani Mokwena's side were held to a goalless draw by Egyptian outfit Pyramids
  • The tactician has stated that the team will return to winning ways soon

South African side Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a goalless draw by Egyptian side Pyramids in a CAF Champions League fixture on Sunday afternoon.

Rhulani Mokwena's side have dropped points for a second consecutive game at the competition so far this season.

Recall that Sundowns were defeated at TP Mazembe last week, and now they have failed to defeat Pyramids despite playing at home.

Mamelodi Sundowns, Rhulani Mokwena, South Africa, CAF Champions League
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Pyramids ended in a stalemate. Photo: News24
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However, the coach of the side, Rhulani Mokwena, stated that there is no cause for alarm, assuring that his team will bounce back. He told iDiski Times:

Next up for the Brazilians is a midweek DStv Premiership clash against Cape Town Spurs at home.

“It is all a work in progress. We just have to knuckle down and focus on our objectives.
“As long as there are still games to be played, we still believe and move on from both victories and defeats in the same way. We treat success because when we win, we are not in heaven.
“We also treat defeats as an imposter because when we lose, we are not in hell. What is important is what lessons come with both winning and losing, trying to make sure that we understand that we are not invincible.
“That result against Mazembe was one of those that Mamelodi Sundowns can use as a reminder that teams on the continent can beat us.”

Mosimane credits himself for Sundowns' talents

Sports Brief earlier reported that while sitting in the Metro FM studios, Pitso Mosimane stated he was the man who began Mamelodi Sundowns' pursuit of talent from across the Atlantic.

Masandawana has had a flow of South Americans arriving at Chloorkop in the last decade, helping elevate the club to become one of the most recognisable brands in Africa.

Under Mosimane's leadership, Sundowns signed Gaston Sirino, Jose Ali Meza, Ricardo Nascimento, Emiliano Tade, and Leandro Casto.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited 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.