Mohamed El Shenawy, Al Ahly captain, stated that the players know the importance of the game against Mamelodi Sundowns, adding that the team’s main target is to defend the CAF Champions League title.
“We are keen to defend our title and our main goal is to win our 10th title in the competition.”
“It will be a difficult match. We faced them in the same stage during the previous two seasons.”
“We want to beat Sundowns and secure a spot in the semi-finals. Tomorrow's game is the first half of the tie and we hope to achieve a positive result and have an advantage before playing the second half of the tie in South Africa.”
“We played many games in the league but our focus now is only on the CAF Champions League competition.”
“The players know the importance of the game and we prepared very well. We have watched many games for them; we analyzed their game plan and we know the strengths and weaknesses of Mamelodi Sundowns.”