Downs to fly the flag on African safari

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Ted Dumitru carries a heavy burden into the third round of the African Confederation Cup this weekend.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Ted Dumitru carries a heavy burden into the third round of the African Confederation Cup this weekend.

He must try and guide a South African club in transition after the exit of French coach Henri Michel to victory when they host experienced international campaigners V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

And the veteran Romanian wants to restore the tarnished image of South African clubs in Africa after the shock elimination of SuperSport United and Ajax Cape Town from the Champions League qualifiers this month.

The Kinshasa club will be well informed about their opponents as South African coach Chris O'Loughlin signed a one-year contract with V Club after working as an assistant coach at Orlando Pirates. - Sapa-AFP

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