Young Africans’ Makudubela confident ahead of Sundowns showdown


Young Africans’ attacking midfielder Mahlatsi Makudubela is gearing up for a crucial showdown against former club Mamelodi Sundowns in the second leg of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Quarter-Finals.

Speaking confidently from the Loftus Stadium, Makudubela expressed readiness, emphasizing that his team has thoroughly studied their opponents.

Having featured for Sundowns in their reserve side and with coach Miguel Gamondi’s past experience with the club, Makudubela believes they hold a strategic advantage. “I think there is a lot that I can share with my colleagues.

The coach knows the Sundowns culture,” he remarked, highlighting the continuity in Sundowns’ approach over the years.

Young Africans, after a tactical 0-0 draw in Dar Es Salaam, understand the challenges ahead. Makudubela’s experience in continental football, including a semi-final run in the CAF Confederation Cup, adds depth to his team’s preparations.

“I am going to make South Africans very proud by winning with a Tanzanian team,” Makudubela quipped, displaying both confidence and ambition ahead of the decisive clash.

Elsewhere in the competition, Simba SC faces an uphill battle to overturn a 1-0 deficit against reigning champions Al Ahly in Cairo.

Despite dominating their opponents in the first leg, Simba’s failure to convert chances leaves them with a challenging task.

The upcoming fixtures promise excitement and drama as African football’s elite vie for a coveted spot in the semi-finals.

For Young Africans and Mahlatsi Makudubela, the stage is set for an enthralling encounter against familiar foes, with dreams of progressing further in the continent’s premier club competition.

Photo: CAF Online

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