Amazulu FC will have to take few notes from the historic achievement of Mamelodi Sundowns to qualify for the CAF Champions League group stages. The Usuthu side are set to face 3-time African champions TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, a fortress that only Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a win in the competition since 2009.
When the DStv Premiership champions beat TP Mazembe in March this year, it was their first Champions League defeat at the Stade TP Mazembe in a total of 52 games and Benni McCarthy's side will need to inflict another defeat if they are to stand a chance of progressing.
With the scores evenly poised at 0-0 after the first leg of their 2nd Round Preliminary tie, the striker of the team Augustine Mulenga is confident that they have what it takes to upset the Linafoot giants come Saturday.
"I think we can look back at TP Mazembe and say it is a big club with a big history in Africa, and on Saturday I am sure we will go and fight,"
"We will give them the respect they deserve but inside the field, we won't because we want to get to the group stages. I am sure the game won't be easy for us, it is going to be tough but we just have to work extra hard from the first whistle until the end."
The Zambian added that the mid-week win over TS Galaxy provided a major boost of momentum for the squad before they made the 14-hour journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The game we had on Tuesday (against Galaxy) gave us a bit of boost and morale for this game because winning away from home is not easy,"
"We showed the character from the first whistle to the end and I am sure everyone who is here in Congo is looking forward to giving their best so that we can get the result." - Augustin Mulenga
Amazulu will take on TP Mazembe on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is at 16:00.
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