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Downs Confirm Heavyweight Pre-Season Friendly

Sundowns To Face TP Mazembe In Friendly

by Mazola Molefe

Jul 11, 2019 04:52 PM

Tags: Mamelodi Sundowns TP Mazembe CAF Champions League ABSA Premiership CS Don Bosco

Reigning Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns have today confirmed a friendly match against one of Africa’s powerhouses.

In a statement on their website, the Brazilians stated that they have lined up “several” pre-season fixtures, and announced one of them is against TP Mazembe later this month as coach Pitso Mosimane whips them into shape ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season as they attempt to retain their title.

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Another game that has been secured is against CS Don Bosco – also a team in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which serves as a feeder team for Mazembe and is owned by Moise Katumbi’s son.

Sundowns have been camping in sunny Nelspruit since the start of the week and will then also face NFD outfit TS Galaxy on Saturday before heading to Lubumbashi.

It appears that Downs have also arranged two matches in Botswana, although the teams they will face were not revealed.

Mazembe has faced the Brazilians five times and most recently in the CAF Super Cup at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium a little over two years ago.

The friendlies against Mazembe, the five-times African champions, and Don Bosco will be played in the DRC later this month. Downs said they have strategically arranged these matches to prepare for the CAF Champions League, not just the domestic season.

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Jul 13, 2019 11:11 AM

Lee Chings Chingondi and Leon Chings Chingondi must join the good team downs

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Jul 13, 2019 11:09 AM

I love you downs

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Vhivha is an idiotic zebbie fan
Jul 13, 2019 08:33 AM

@Shaya Dawana hey wena idiot, both pirates and Tp mazembe were having a preseason camp in Ndola Zambia last season so they agreed terms to play a preseason friendly there you stupid idiot, who doesn't know that Ndola is in Zambia ? Stop exposing your lack of knowledge here bloody idiot.

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