Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane will make a return to South Africa when his men take on his former club Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League quarterfinals.
It’s a game many were hoping would happen, give.n the rich history Mosimane has with Sundowns. He left the club before the start of the current season and went on to win the last edition of the Champions League with the Red Devils, adding to the title he won with Sundowns in 2016.
Now, less than a year after parting ways with South Africa’s defending champions, Mosimane will be facing the club for the first time, which makes for an interesting quarterfinal clash. He would no doubt want to get one over his former club, but Sundowns will also be looking to make sure that he does not knock them out of the competition.
Al Ahly finished second in group A behind Tanzanian giants Simba, while Sundowns topped group B following an impressive campaign.
In the second quarterfinal, Algerian outfit MC Alger will take on Wydad Casablanca.
CR Belouizdad from Algeria and Tunisian giants Esperance will meet in the third quarterfinal, while South African giants Kaizer Chiefs will come face-to-face with Simba of Tanzania.
The Champions League quarterfinal draw was conducted in Cairo on Friday afternoon. The first leg matches will be played between May 14 and 15, while the second legs will be played a week later.
Mamelodi Sundowns v Al Ahly
MC Alger v Wydad Casablanca
CR Belouizdad v Esperance
Kaizer Chiefs v Simba