Brazilians flood Swaziland

HAPPY: Downs' Alex Shakoane 

SUPPORTIVE: Alex Shakoane. 

MENWANA PHEZULU: Alex Shakoane. Pic. Len Kumalo. 17/7/00. © Sowetan.
HAPPY: Downs' Alex Shakoane SUPPORTIVE: Alex Shakoane. MENWANA PHEZULU: Alex Shakoane. Pic. Len Kumalo. 17/7/00. © Sowetan.

Sipho Mthembu

Sipho Mthembu

Mamelodi Sundowns have a two-pronged mission going to Swaziland's Somhlolo stadium at the weekend - beat Royal Leopards on the terraces and finish them off on the pitch.

The Brazilians meet Leopards in a CAF Champions League first round, second leg match on Sunday afternoon.

Sundowns' spokesman Alex "Lefetlho" Shakoane is confident both aspects of their mission are achievable even though most might dismiss the thought of outnumbering Leopards in Swaziland as a little far-fetched.

"Most thought I was joking when I suggested we would outnumber Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus and we did; no matter how slight the margin was, it happened," Shakoane said.

"We are expecting no less than 10 000 Sundowns supporters in Swaziland. This is a challenge to our supporters to see if they are ready to follow the team anywhere."

For those supporters who do not have their own means of transport, the Tshwane team has organised semi-luxury coaches for Saturday and Sunday at return fare of R180.

The buses will depart from Loftus stadium and Carlton Centre between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday. The Sunday fleet departs from the same points at 6am.

"We are urging even those supporters who do not have their passports ready to give the office a call on (011) 393-5007 to see if we can work something out. We need to start interacting with other cultures to be ready for 2010," Shakoane said.

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