“We travelled from Johannesburg to Paris and connected from Paris to Casablanca but most of the guys are used to this because we have been playing Champions League for the past few seasons,” he said.
“On Thursday we had our first training session where we started the engine. It is a match where we have struggled away from home. It was important to beat Atletico de Luanda [3-0] in Pretoria because in the Champions League you must win your home games.
“We tried to win by a bigger margin because the goals will count at a later stage but sometimes it doesn’t work the way you planned. But it was important to keep a clean sheet at home.”
Ngcongca said Sundowns respect their hosts, but will focus on the job of getting three points in Casablanca and staying at the top of the group.
“They are a good team. We respect them but at the end of the day we have a job in front of us and hopefully we can get a win here in Morocco.
“When we analysed their games, they have changed their playing strategy and they are going more direct than before. They used to build the ball from the back but now they use direct balls more.
“We also want to break the ice and hopefully it will happen on Saturday.”