Sundowns sharpen up for Al Ahly

Al Ahly’s Hamdi Fathi (R) in action against Mamelodi’s Themba Zwane (2-L) during the CAF Champions League group A soccer match between Al Ahly SC and Mamelodi Sundowns FC in Cairo, Egypt, 26 February 2022. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

When Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly square off in the CAF Champions match, the North and the South will clash. The two teams will face off in a Champions League match at Loftus Stadium on Saturday at 3pm. The top teams in African football will face off this weekend, which will make the game exciting, but the fact that they must win will make it even more intense. As a result of Al Hilal’s victory over Coton Sport on Tuesday of this week, which put them atop Group B, it is now mandatory.

Rulani Mokwena’s team came home last week after a 2-2 draw in Cairo against Al Ahly. In order to defeat the Egyptian team in their upcoming match, Sundowns are honing their skills. Sundowns made the decision to allow fans free entry into the game because they recognise the value of supporters when they encounter Al Ahly, who are traveling to South Africa under the leadership of Percy Tau, a former Sundowns player. Last weekend, Mokwena gave his key players a break because he wants to go to war with healthy troops.

After winning 15 straight games, Sundowns tied 1-1 with Stellenbosch FC last week. “The players must be given a chance to play. It’s crucial to us that the players are happy. In today’s game, there was no justification for a draw, but that’s football. We won’t triumph in every match. To play better in the following game, you occasionally need to take hits,” Mokwena recently noted following the game. The Egyptian team is anticipated to arrive in South Africa in good spirits after defeating Al Mokawloo 2-1 in their previous match.