Mamelodi Sundowns have been missing from the top seeds when it comes to draws for the CAF Champions League. The Sundowns will soon find out what kind of matches can they expect in the famous African competition. They will find out more information on Wednesday when the draw for the group stage of the competition will take place. The PSL League winners have been competing in the group stage for five years in a row. They won in 2016 and reached the semifinals two years later.
Mamelodi Sundowns will know their destiny in the Caf League on Wednesday!
Nevertheless, the winners will not be among the four Confederation of Africa Football draw teams. The main reason is that they didn’t have enough points in previous competitions and thus deserved the first place. Instead, the right came from the Egyptian club Al Ahly, Wydad Casablanca, TP Mazembe also Esperance of Tunisia.
Each club receives points for results within an African club competition during a five-year cycle. After that, the top four clubs are evaluated. Sundowns will be in pot two with USM Alger, Raja Casablanca, Etoile Sahel. The group stage will begin next month with six matches. Three will be away and two matches will be held at home.
The first two teams from each group will compete as usual after which they will go to the quarterfinals. For the first time next year, it will be the singles finals. The format mentioned is similar to the UEFA Championship competition. Teams like TS Galaxy, Bidvest Wits will find out their opponents in the CAF Confederation Cup.
There will be one team that lost in the Champions League round and dropped out of the Confederation Cup draw in the last stages of the playoffs. It will be interesting to see on Soccer 10 which teams will prove to be the best. Surely there are some interesting matches ahead of us.
CAF Champions League 2019
The CAF League is an annual club football competition run by the Confederation of African Football. The best African football clubs are invited to this competition. Many consider this competition similar to the UEFA Champions League. The winner of the tournament qualifies for the FIFA World Cup.
CAF is a competition where champions clubs from all six continental confederations compete. Each year the winner plays against the CAF Super Cup winner. The winner will qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2020 in Qatar. In addition to competing in the most famous football tournament, it will also play against the 2019/2020 Confederation Cup winner.