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Downs Make Important Al Ahly Announcement

Mamelodi Sundowns have announced that their African Football League (AFL) semi-final first leg against Al Ahly will kick off at 15:00 at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday.

Masandawana booked a place in the AFL semi-final after knocking out Angola giants Petro de Luanda 2-0 on aggregate to set up a double-legged clash with the CAF Champions League winner.

Sundowns will host Al Ahly in a two-legged semi-final at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday and confirmed the match will kick off at 15:00.

These two sides are familiar with each other having faced each other 10 times since 2019, with Downs winning three of those fixtures, while Al Ahly also won three, the other four meetings ending with draws.

Rulani Mokwena has previewed the clash, saying it should be a good contest and he’s looking forward to meeting “special kid” Percy Tau again.

“The Al Ahly fixture is interesting, it’s always interesting. It’s got a lot it’s two good teams of course they’ve got very good players,” Mokwena told journalists.

“I watched a little bit of their game away in Tanzania 2-2 and then of course you know they’ve got a very special kid that I love so dearly that I’m excited to see.

“So, let’s see it should be an interesting game and one that pitches a very good team. We will do our best as we always do to win.”

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.