No man! Why should Downs park the bus?
group stage, we never parked the bus,” Mosimane said. “We went to Setif ( in Algeria), we never parked the bus. Why should we park the bus now?
“No man! Play! Maybe if we go through and we have to play Real Madrid, because it’s a dream, in the Fifa Club World Cup, maybe we can park the bus there. Not now.”
Bangaly’s strength will come in handy. He bullies opponents with his physique and height. He does that well when Sundowns are attacking set-pieces, eliminating a number of players to provide space for his teammates.
His lack of speed might be a challenge against a fast Zamalek attack. But Nthethe’s intelligence should help handle that danger.
The Brazilians are close to being African champions for the first time in their history.
Their attack put them in a favourable position with the three goals that they scored in the first leg last weekend.
But their defence has to carry them over the finish line with continental glory just 90 minutes away.
Those 90 minutes will be an emotional rollercoaster in Egypt. Only three clubs have returned with the ultimate prize in 11 second- leg finals hosted in the country.
Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi stayed behind with Bangaly in their last training session at Chloorkop this week just before sports minister Fikile Mbalula wished the club well ahead of their quest for continental glory.
Mngqithi worked with Bangaly on his timing and positioning because he is clumsy with his tackles at times. The 25- year- old is yet to fully settle but a strong performance against the White Knights tomorrow will endear him to the club and their supporters.
OPTIMUS PRIME: Soumahoro Bangaly can bully opponents, but his speed could be an issue in tomorrow’s Caf Champions League final.