Africa

Onyango, Sundowns Land Former Coach Pitso, Al Ahly

Mamelodi Sundowns will face record Champions Al Ahly in the quarter finals of this season’s CAF Champions League.

The tie was confirmed on Friday afternoon during the draw that was conducted at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

This will be the second successive season that the two African giants have been pitted together at this stage after the Egyptians edged Sundowns 3-1 on aggregate last season.

The winner between Sundowns and Al Ahly on aggregate will face either Algerian side MC Alger or Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals.

The other South African side Kaizer Cheifs will face Tanzanian side Simba SC at the same stage.

This is the first time Chiefs will be taking part in the knockout phase for the first after their successful debut group stage campaign.

The 2001 Caf Cup Winners’ Cup champions will fancy their chances against the Tanzanians, who are hoping to go all the way and clinch their maiden Caf trophy this season.

The winner between the two teams will face either Tunisian giants Esperance or Algerian club CR Belouizdad in the semi-finals.

The quarter-final first-leg matches are scheduled to be played between 14-15 May and the second-leg encounters will then place between 21-22 May, while the semi-final first-leg matches will be played between 18 -9 June, and the second-leg games are scheduled to take place between 25-26 June.

The final of Africa’s most prestigious club tournament will then be played on 17 July 2021.

Al Ahly defeated rivals Zamalek in last year’s final.

Quarter-Final Draw

-Al Ahly vs Mamelodi Sundowns
-MC Alger vs Wydad Athletic Club
-CR Belouizdad vs Esperance de Tunis
-Kaizer Chiefs vs Simba Sports Club

Semi-Final Draw

-Al Ahly or Mamelodi Sundowns vs MC Alger or Wydad Casablanca
-Kaizer Chiefs or Simba vs CR Belouizdad or Esperance de Tunis

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