Downs’ chance of playing in the Champions League next season is still wide open, but there is a small likelihood that they could miss out
They are also just a point below second-placed Orlando Pirates and have played two games less than Bucs.
Finishing this season’s PSL campaign on third or fourth position would send Downs to the lower tier African club competition next season.
On the likelihood of ending the league race out of the top-two, Mosimane refuses to regard the Confederation Cup as an unfashionable competition.
“We can play in the Confederation Cup, TP Mazembe played in the final against SuperSport United and they won it. Mazembe celebrated it, look up for their pictures on the podium,” Mosimane said as per Phaaakathi.
“So if we also win it we will be happy. It is an easier tournament and it is not as strong as the Champions League. In Europe, people don’t want to play on a Thursday, they want to play on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is like that even here, the Confederation Cup games are on Sundays when people go to church.”
Winning this season’s Caf Champions League would also hand Sundowns an automatic ticket to the prestigious tournament next season.