Mamelodi Sundowns will arrive in South Africa today after Tanzanian side Azam FC gave the African champions a run for their money.
The Brazilians held a mini camp in East Africa where they were scheduled to come up against Azam FC, Yanga and Simba in Dar es Salaam, however, head coach Pitso Mosimane’s side only took part in one practice match, with the other games failing to materialise.
“We want to thank the coach and Azam for giving us the opportunity to play here. As you know, we wanted to play two more games – against Simba and Yanga (Dar Young Africans), but that did not happen,” Mosimane said on the club’s official website.
“We are, however, happy with the game. It was a good game – not easy, as Azam made it difficult for us and we could not score. We were frustrated, but kept pushing our opponents into their half, but we did not seriously test the goalkeeper,” he added after the match ended 0-0.
The club’s captain Hlompho Kekana has also revealed that the team learnt many valuable lessons that they will bring back home.
“It was nice to come here (to Tanzania) because of the historical relations between our two countries. We learnt a lot, and there were many lessons we will take home with us,” Kekana told the website.