CAIRO – 20 March 2019: CAF Champions League quarter finals draw was held on Wednesday night at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo and put Al-Ahly against South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns.
Al-Ahly reached the quarter finals after the team topped group D with 10 points from three victories at home over Tanzania’s Simba, Algerian club, JS Saoura and AS Vita Vlub from Congo and they lost two games in Congo and Tanzania while their game against JS Saoura in Algeria with a draw.
On the other hand, Sundowns reached the quarter finals as the runners-up of group A after they gained 10 points, the same as the leaders, Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, but the Head-to-head away goals rule granted the the Moroccan team the leadership.
The winner will face the winner between Horoya of Guinea and Wydad Casablanca.
The draw also resulted in two tough clashes as CS Constantine from Algeria will face Espérance de Tunis while Simba will face Mazembe.
Al-Ahly failed to achieve their ninth title at the competition as they lost the last two Champions League Finals to Wydad Casablanca and Esperence, respectively.