Lakay eager to see Downs maintain unbeaten run

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Mamelodi Sundowns defender Lyle Lakay says they want to end the Caf Champions League group stage on a high note as they aim to continue with their fine unbeaten run.

Masandawana will face Al Hilal of Sudan on Friday, 2 April at Al Hilal Stadium with kick-off set for 15:00 in the afternoon.

The Brazilians are cruising on the summit of Group B with 12 points from four outings and already booked their knockout stage spot.

Meanwhile, the Sudanese side sit second in the group with three points after four games, nine points behind group leaders Sundowns.

“It is an important game for us, we have set goals for ourselves and have won all the group stages games so far. We want to end the group stage on a high and winning this game will take us in that direction,” said Lakay.

Bafana Ba Style defeated the Sudanese side 2-0 in the opening fixture of this prestigious tournament. However, the 29-year-old left-back expects a tough encounter as they will be playing away from home.

“I expect them to come out guns blazing as you know how teams play when they are at home. They are going to throw everything at us as they feel they have the advantage, they might feel that they stand a chance of qualifying,” adds the Bafana Bafana international.

“We are going to stick to the same plan that we always have for every game to make sure we achieve the goal that we set ourselves for this clash.”

Lakay is set to make his 100th appearance for the Tshwane-based outfit on Friday, having joined the side in July 2018 from Cape Town City.

“We have been travelling and playing a lot, there are a couple of big games coming till the end of the season and we take every game like a cup final,” he stated.

“We have an objective that we want to achieve at the end of the season and this is not the first time we are in this type of situation, we have experience from many seasons and that has prepared us for such moments. This game is no different and we’re going in with the same mindset and we will give it our all and make sure we get maximum points.”

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