No man! Why should Downs park the bus?

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - NJABULO NGIDI

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.

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