Sundowns look to fly SA flag high in Champions League

Sundowns take on AS Vita in the second leg of the Champions League second round at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Mamelodi Sundowns go for the kill against AS Vita tonight on 20 April, 2016. Picture: Twitter @Masandawana.

JOHANNESBURG - Premier Soccer League (PSL) log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns are the only South African team left in Confederation of African Football (Caf) club competitions and will have the weight of a nation on their shoulders tonight when they take on the Democratic Republic of Congo's AS Vita Club.

Sundowns take on AS Vita in the second leg of the Champions League second round at the Lucas Moripe Stadium and will be hoping to turn around a 1-0 deficit and progress to the elusive group stages.

"Bafana Ba Style" are looking to emulate what Orlando Pirates did in 2013, going as far as the final of the tournament, but with their league and Nedbank Cup commitments coming thick and fast, fatigue might make their quest difficult.

Sundowns legend and former Bafana Bafana striker Phil Masinga is confident that Pitso Mosimane's men have what it takes to beat Vita and qualify for the last eight.

"I think tonight's game is going to be one of the most interesting ones for people and the boys because they've been doing well throughout the season and scoring lots of goals. It was unfortunate that when they played away from home they couldn't get some goals, but I'm confident they will get some goals tonight."

If they win tonight, the Pretoria side will join ES Setif of Algeria, Zamalek of Egypt and Zesco United of Zambia in the group stages, along with four other teams.