AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says he will throw his support behind Mamelodi Sundowns to beat Al Ahly in their blockbuster Group A CAF Champions League group stage clash on Saturday, 26 February.
Kick-off is at 21:00 SA time.
McCarthy feels the whole country needs to support and get behind all South African teams playing in CAF competitions.
Benni McCarthy has thrown his support behind Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns have the daunting task of facing 10-time CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly at the Cairo International Stadium.
In an interview after AmaZulu defeated ES Setif 1-0 in their CAF Champions League Group B match on Friday night, McCarthy threw his support behind fellow South African sides playing in continental football.
“Listen coach Pitso Mosimane comes with huge pedigree, Al Ahly they did well in world club cup, but all the games are starting to catch up with them, so it not going to be easy,” McCarthy said.
“If I was a betting man, as much as I have good relationship, love and respect for coach Pitso my loyalty is with Mamelodi Sundowns not with Al Ahly. I want them to do well, because they represent South African football like we do with Orlando Pirates, we have be supportive to each other.”
“So as much as one of your favourite people that coaching but when it comes up against your countryman, I will always vouch for my country and I know Sundowns have what it takes to beat Al Ahly.
“They have a massive opportunity, I can point it out that Sundowns is going to win, I’m sorry coach Pitso,” McCarthy added.