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UGANDAN international Denis Onyango is convinced his Mamelodi Sundowns team will rewrite the history books by scoring a double in winning the 2016 Caf Champions League and the MTN8 cup tournament.

The Brazilians will meet Zamalek in the two-legged Caf Champions League final next month and the Downs goalie reckons they will be crowned champions on 23 October.

This will be their third meeting with Zamalek in the space of three months after Downs beat them 2-1 and 2-0 in the group matches in July.

First they face Bidvest Wits in the Wafa Wafa final at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

“We have quality players, top coaches, top management and, best of all, adorable supporters,” Onyango told SunSport.

“But it will be nervy affair. A final is always scary, no matter how ready you are. There seem to be holes in the Zamalek defence, as they conceded five goals in the second leg. But they can score too – they beat Casablanca 4-0 in the first leg. We have taken note of all these facts and can use them to our advantage.

“There will be mind games against Zamalek. Last we checked on them was during the group phase.”

Onyango has been a pillar of strength in Sundowns’ rearguard but gives credit to his fellow-defenders who provide cover.

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