CAFCL semi-final: Can Sundowns do a double on Casablanca?
- CAF Champions League
- Futaa preview
- Wydad Casablanca vs Mamelodi Sundowns
- Friday 26 April 2019
- 21:00 Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat.
South African champions and Africa’s 2016 winners Sundowns have another big night in Africa. This evening they’re in Morocco on a mission to topple two-time champions Wydad in a first leg last four battle.
A win for the South Africans will move them towards claiming their second continental title in three years.
Interestingly, the two sides have already met in the group stages this term and tempers flared. Besides the intense physicality and the strong verbals that got exchanged, each side won a game each in the home and away meetings:
19 January 2019 - Pretoria
- Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 Wydad Casablanca.
16 March 2019 - Rabat
Wydad Casablanca 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns.
There’s a lot more at stake this evening, and Ka Bo Yellow will be playing with one eye fixed on the return leg in Pretoria on 4 May.
Can the South Africans pull a brave win to take an easier job to Gauteng next month or will the Moroccans show no mercy in their own backyard?