AmaZulu aiming to replicate Sundowns history against TP Mazembe in CAF Champions League

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"I think we can look back at TP Mazembe [and say] it's a big club with a big history in Africa and on Saturday I'm sure we'll go and fight," he said ahead of the game.

"We'll give them respect but inside the field, we won't because we want to get to the group stage. I'm sure the game won't be easy for us, it's going to be tough but we just have to work extra hard from the first whistle until the end."

4. FNB Stadium (South Africa) – 94 736 seats
4. FNB Stadium (South Africa) – 94 736 seats
10. Salt Lake Stadium (India) – capacity of 85 000
10. Salt Lake Stadium (India) – capacity of 85 000 -image via timesofinda.com
9. Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt) – 86 000 seats
9. Borg El Arab Stadium (Egypt) – 86 000 seats
8. Bukit Jalil (Malaysia) – 87 411 seats
8. Bukit Jalil (Malaysia) – 87 411 seats
7. Estadio Azteca (Mexico) – 87 523 seats
7. Estadio Azteca (Mexico) – 87 523 seats
6. Wembley Stadium (England) – 90 000 seats
6. Wembley Stadium (England) – 90 000 seats
5. Rose Bowl (USA) – 90 888 seats
5. Rose Bowl (USA) – 90 888 seats
3. Camp Nou (Spain) – 99 354 seats
3. Camp Nou (Spain) – 99 354 seats
2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) – 100 024
2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) – 100 024 seats
1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (North Korea) – 114
1. Rungrado 1st of May Stadium (North Korea) – 114 000 seats

The Zambia international added that the mid-week win over TS Galaxy provided a major boost for the squad before they made the 14-hour journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"The game we had on Tuesday gives a bit of boost and morale for this game because winning away from home isn't easy," he enthused.

"We showed the character from the first whistle to the end and I'm sure everyone who's here in Congo is looking forward to giving their best so that we can get the result."

Usuthu take on Mazembe, who were recently stripped of their 2020/21 league title by Fecoafoot on Saturday afternoon.

Kick-off is at 16:00).