Sundowns and Wydad renew CAF rivalry

Sundowns and Wydad renew CAF rivalry
Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Rodrick Kabwe of Ajax Cape Town during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Rustenburg on 28 April 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday May 05, 2018. 13:00

Mamelodi Sundowns are at home as they get their CAF Champions League, Group C stage assignment underway against champions Wydad Casablanca.

The meeting set for Saturday night in Pretoria sees the 2016 champions facing the reigning champions in what is seen as a grudge match.

Sundowns lost out on the semi-final spot last season as they suffered an aggregate loss to the Moroccans giants.

In their previous matches, Sundowns faced Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in the first round and drew 0-0 away in Kigali, but bagged a comfortable 2-0 win at home in the second leg.

A look at the visitors, they secured a spot in the group stages by beating Williamsville 7-4 on aggregate over a two-legged encounter.

Wydad secured a 7-2 win at home in Morocco, but succumbed to a 2-0 loss away in Abidjan to the Cote d’Ivoire side.

The Lucas Moripe Stadium will be the stage for the encounter at 21:00 (CAT) on Saturday night.

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