Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has likened their Caf Champions League opponents and part-timers La Passe’s style of play to that of SA giants Orlando Pirates.
Sundowns thrashed La Passe 7-0 in the first leg of their second preliminary round tie at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday. The two sides will meet again for the second leg of the fixture at the same venue on Friday (5.30pm).
La Passe’s “home” first leg was played in Pretoria because of a lack of a suitable venue in Seychelles.
The scoreline correctly suggests Masandawana had a complete stroll in the first leg, but Mngqithi said the islanders are not as weak a team as everybody might think.
“It’s because we did our assignment well and as much as they may look very bad in terms of the scoreline, they still have some very good players.
“The twins that play up top, No 19 [Assad Aboudou] and No 2 [Affandi Aboundou], their right-wing back, [Shane Archille Ernesta], those players have been to trials in the Bundesliga.