Sundowns qualify for CAF last eight

CAF Champions League

The biggest breaking news from a South African perspective was the qualification of Mamelodi Sundowns for the quaterfinals of the continent's biggest cup competition while Orlando Pirates staged a massive comeback to salvage a draw.
 
Group A:
 
Sundowns top Group A with ten points following their impressive 3-0 win over Nigeria's Lobi Stars at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night thanks to goals from Thapelo Morena (2'), Themba Zwane (38') and Lebohang Maboe (39'). The loss leaves Stars bottom of the standings with four points.
 
Ivory Coast's ASEC Mimosas are level in second place on seven points with Wydad Casablanca after beating the Moroccans 2-0, also on Saturday, thanks to a brace from Ahmed Toure.

Group B:
 
Tunisia's Esperance also qualified for the quarterfinals of the competition with a 2-0 win over Guinea's Horoya on Friday night thanks to an own goal from Hamed Assoko and a strike from Franck Kom. The result leaves them top of the group on 11 points, four ahead of second placed Horoya.
 
Orlando Pirates are third in Group A with six points after coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 with FC Platinum, also on Friday night. Platinum are last with two points.
 
Group C:
 
Algeria's Constantine top Group C with ten points despite their 1-0 defeat to Tunisia's Club Africain on Friday night.
 
The victory for Club Africain leaves them in third place with seven points, a point behind second placed TP Mazemebe who drew 1-1 with Egypt's Ismaily also on Friday night.
 
Ismaily are last in the group with two points and unable to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.

Group D:

JS Saoura top Group D with eight points following their 2-0 win over Simba on Saturday night. Simba are last on the standings with six points but still able to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
 
Club Vita beat Al Ahly 2-0 also on Saturday night in the other Group D game to see them both on seven points with one game in the mini-league left to play.

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