Tough task ahead for Sundowns & Bucs

The first legs of the CAF Champions League second preliminary round resume on Friday, as clubs gear themselves up to fight for a place in the group stages of Africa’s premier club competition.

Mamelodi Sundowns, the 2016 champions, will be aiming to secure a positive result as they travel to Burundi to face Bumamuru FC.

Tanzanian giants Simba SC will be on the road in Zambia to face Power Dynamos, a challenging matchup for both teams.

Last season’s CAF Confederation Cup runners-up, Young Africans, will be in Sudan to face Al-Merrikh, promising an intriguing contest.

A tough north African clash between Tunisia’s Etoile Sportive du Sahel and Morocco’s AS FAR will be one to watch.

Orlando Pirates, the 2013 runners-up, will travel to Botswana to face Jwaneng Galaxy in a potentially tricky encounter.

Former champions Wydad Athletic Club will be in Conakry, Guinea, to take on Hafia FC, who aim to secure a favorable result at home.

Ivorian powerhouse Asec Mimosas will be looking to make an impact as they face Al Ahly Benghazi in Libya.

Current champions Al Ahly, fresh from the CAF Super Cup, will play against Saint George in Ethiopia, providing an interesting matchup.

CAF Champions league Fixtures:
Friday, 15 September

Bumamuru FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Saturday, 16 September
Al-Merrikh vs Young Africans
Power Dynamos vs Simba AC
ES Sahel vs AS Far
Real Bamako vs Nouadhibou

Sunday, 17 September
UD Songo vs Petro de Luanda
Big Bullets vs TP Mazembe
Jwaneng Galaxy vs Orlando Pirates
APR vs Pyramids FC
Primero de Agosto vs Al-Hilal
Medeama vs Horoya
Douanes vs ES Tunis
Bo Rangers vs CR Belouizdad
Hafia vs Wydad
Al-Ahly Benghazi vs Asec Mimosas
Saint George vs Al Ahly

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