Downs do homework

Sipho Mthembu

Sipho Mthembu

Mamelodi Sundowns know all they need to about their CAF Champions League opponents Royal Leopards of Swaziland.

The Brazilians host the Swazis in a Champions League first round, first leg game at Atteridgeville's Super Stadium tomorrow night.

"We have gathered sufficient information [about them]," said Sundowns' spokesman Alex Shakoane. "We know they are an attacking team but weak in defence. In fact, we know all their strengths and weaknesses."

Shakoane said his Brazilians will be banking on Surprise Moriri to lead them to a comfortable win, so that they are at an advantage when they travel to Swaziland for the return leg.

"Good news is that Vuyo Mere is back after serving a one-match suspension and we will be at full strength," he said.

Leopards were expected in Pretoria before midnight last night. They had to delay their road trip until early evening for an official farewell at the royal palace.

The visitors, coached by Isihlangu assistant coach Musa Zwane, have vowed to give Sundowns a run for their money. Their stars include Mzwandile Mamba, Gcina Mazibuko and Mxolisi Mthethwa.