Mamelodi Sundowns have shifted their focus to winning the CAF Champions League after the side qualified for the group stages.
Sundowns cruised to the group stages after hammering La Passe 15-1 on aggregate in the second preliminary round.
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Masandawana defender Mosa Lebusa says the team is determined to break their hoodoo and go all the way this season.
"It's always tough to play in the CAF Champions League, especially in the group stages, that's where the big boys are," Lebusa told the club's media department in an interview the team's official Youtube channel.
"But we (are going to) take it one game at a time, for the past two, three seasons we've been going out in the quarterfinals and we're hoping to change our luck now to go all the way. So we are going to take each game as it comes and make sure we win all of them."
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Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was also asked if the expectations would be different from the club this season after they could not get past the quarterfinal stage again in the last campaign.
Mngqithi was confident that the ambition remains the same.
"We always have one and the same expectation, be it we stumble somewhere but we're Sundowns, we believe we're a big team. A team that deserves to win every competition that we're competing in," Mngqithi told reporters in a press conference.
"We make mistakes here and there sometimes, but sometimes we do very well in what we want to achieve, so there's no difference.
"Even this season we're in it to try and win it, we're never in it to try to get to the group stages or to get to the quarterfinals, we're always in it with the mentality to win it," he added.
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Sundowns could prioritize doing well in the CAF Champions League and that could give hope to rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on the domestic front.
Pirates and Chiefs will not be competing in the continental tournaments this season and could have less distractions in their pursuit for the league title.
The Buccaneers were seemingly affected in the domestic league after reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final last season. The Sea Robbers ended up with a tough schedule playing games in hand in the DStv Premiership run in and imploded to finish sixth on the table.
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