Pitso set for Sundowns return

CAF Champions League

Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Pitso Mosimane's Al Ahly have learned their Champions League quarter-final opponents after the draw took place at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt on Friday afternoon.

Chiefs in their maiden group stage campaign stunned the continent by qualifying for the last-eight by edging Guinea Ligue 1 champions Horoya to the runners-up spot in Group C.

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With Wydad Casablanca winning the Group, Gavin Hunt's men were unable to be drawn against the Botola giants but now face the prospect of Simba SC in the knockout stages - who pipped Mosimane's Ahly to win Group A.

The reigning champions - who have suffered from an incredible fixture pile-up during the coronavirus pandemic altering the Egyptian Premier League as well as the FIFA Club World Cup will face his Mamelodi Sundowns.

It will mark the first time Mosimane faces his former club since his shock resignation in September 2020 to assume take over the reins at the record nine-time African champions. 

Quarter-finals fixtures in full:

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

Semi-finals:

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

The first-leg ties will take place between 14-15 May which will be hosted by the group runners-up before the return leg matches scheduled for 21-22 May.

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