Wednesday Jan 22, 2020. 13:00
AfricanFootball.com identifies three players to watch in the Total Caf Champions League this coming weekend.
Only two teams have booked their place in the quarter-final stage of this season’s competition after four rounds of fixtures, with TP Mazembe and Mamelodi Sundowns having successfully done so earlier this month.
Here are three players to keep an eye on in Africa’s premier club competition:
The top goalscorer in the group stages of this season’s competition thus far with five goals from four matches, Muleka is one of the continent’s rising stars.
Former Ravens forward Mbwana Samatta’s journey to English Premier League football is sure to inspire any Mazembe forward coming through the ranks in Lubumbashi with the Tanzania captain having first made his mark at the Democratic Republic of Congo giants.
It is still early doors for Muleka, but the 20-year-old has all the potential to follow a similar path.
A suspension cloud still looms dark for the Uruguayan following the much talked about incident in the MTN8 earlier this season and as he continus to wait for a verdict, Sirino seems to have taken everything in his stride.
The Uruguayan has fast established himself as one of the best players in South Africa’s top-flight and continues to show why he should be regarded as one of the best currently plying their trade on the African continent.
He continues to form an integral part of Pitso Mosimane’s plans and will be hoping to continue his good run of form on the continent by leading Sundowns to victory in Angola this weekend.
The Ivorian midfielder has been crucial to Esperance de Tunis’ success over the past few years and continues to form an important part of the defending champions’ set up this season.
He not only stabilises the midfield and screens the back four, but has recently started to show a keen eye for goal as well.
With a tricky clash at home to Raja Casablanca this weekend, the towering Coulibaly will have an important role to play once more.