Sundowns face Wydad in CCL semis

Mamelodi Sundowns will face Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in the CAF Champions League semifinals after securing their passage in Egypt on Saturday.

The Brazilians lost 1-0 to Al Ahly in Alexandria in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie but advance to the last four with a 5-1 aggregate victory after crushing the record eight-time champions in the first leg.

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Pitso Mosimane's side will now meet a familiar foe in Wydad in the next round, the same team that ended above them on the head-to-head rule in Group A when Sundowns won the first leg 2-1 at home and lost 1-0 in Morocco.

Wydad secured their path to the last four after a 5-0 trashing of Horoya following a goalless first leg.

The other semifinal will see defending champions Esperance of Tunisia take on Congolese giants TP Mazembe.

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Esperance had no issues getting past Algerian club CS Constantine with a 3-1 second-leg victory, resulting in a 6-3 aggregate triumph.

Five-time African champions Mazembe cruised through with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Tanzania’s Simba SC at the Stade TP Mazembe following a goalless first leg.

The CAF Champions League semifinals are scheduled for the weekends of April 26 and May 3, with the exact dates and times still to be confirmed.

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