Pitso hoping to crack Wydad nut

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is hoping his side can get their first win at the home of perrenial foes Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League on Saturday.

Sundowns have been drawn in the same group as Wydad for the third year running. In eight encounters between the sides since 2017, Sundowns have won twice, Wydad have won four times, while two have been drawn.

The Brazilians were knocked out at the semi-final stage of the continental showpiece last season by Wydad and Mosimane is desperate for revenge and to get the side's first ever win on Casablancan soil.

"I just cannot crack it there. It's tough there, we haven't won or drawn against them there. We will try again, it means we haven't tried enough," Mosimane told Sowetan Live.

"Maybe this time we can do it. They are stubborn, that team. They know how to play. They are very experienced."

The 2016 African champions began their campaign with a 3-0 victory over Petro de Luanda in Pretoria on Saturday evening, while Wydad drew 1-1 with USM Alger.

"It's good for us that we the got the maximum points, it gives us an advantage. We stay there at the top of the group. We must make sure Wydad don't get full points against us. A draw will keep them on two points," Mosimane added.