Mahlambi had an unsuccesful one season with the Egyptian giants, before returning home at the start of the current campaign to sign with Sundowns, a club that had been wanting to bring him in since his days at Bidvest Wits.
Mahlambi will no doubt want to prove a point to a club that did not give him too many first team opportunities to shine.
He recently scored against his former side Wits in an Absa Premiership game and Mosimane could give him a chance to play against the eight-time Champions League winners at Lucas Moripe Stadium this afernoon (15h00).
“He knows them more than me. Obviously it’s a little bit emotional on his side, you’ve got to understand. He would love to score against them,” Mosimane said.
“It’s nearly the same as Bidvest Wits, when he played. It’s going to be the same way, a little bit emotional.”
Mosimane stressed the importance of getting a few goals, without conceding, to take a comfortable lead to Egypt next week for the second leg.
“We need to him here at home and try get more than one goal. One goal is not going to be enough in the Champions League. We also need to try not to concede. A 1-1 won’t help us, a 0-0 at least [would be better]. If it’s a draw, there must never be goals conceded.”