It arguably doesn’t get tougher than this – a Caf Champions League quarter-final against Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
But that is the monumental task facing Mamelodi Sundowns, following the draw in Cairo on Wednesday evening.
Pitso Mosimane’s team will host Al Ahly in the first leg quarter-final on the weekend of April 5/6, with the return leg in Egypt on April 12/13.
Egyptian Emad Moteab and Cameroonian Patrick Mboma assisted with the draw on Wednesday, which saw Masandawana drawn in the second quarter-final.
This means that if they do manage to get past Al Ahly, they could come up against Horoya AC or Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals.
Current champions Esperance of Tunisia will face CS Constantine of Algeria in their last-eight clash.
The two other quarter-finals will see Horoya AC of Guinea, who knocked out Orlando Pirates at the weekend, take on Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, while Simba SC will face TP Mazembe.
There are no South African clubs in the Confederation Cup quarter-final line-up, which was also drawn on Wednesday.
Champions League Quarter-Finals
CS Constantine v Esperance de Tunis
Mamelodi Sundowns v Al Ahly
Horoya AC v Wydad Casablanca
Simba SC v TP Mazembe
— CAF (@CAF_Online)
March 20, 2019
Confederation Cup Quarter-Finals
Nkana FC v CS Sfaxien
Etoile du Sahel v Al Hilal
Hassania Agadir v Zamalek
Gor Mahia v RS Berkane
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Publish date : 2019-03-20 18:48:00