Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits return to CAF Cup action this weekend for the first round second leg matches of their respective Champions League and Confederation Cup action.
Mamelodi Sundowns will travel to the Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso with a 2-0 advantage, ahead of their CAF Champions League clash against AC Leopards on Saturday.
Sundowns have played once since they beat Leopards at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, recording a 3-1 defeat against Bloemfontein Celtic, also in Pretoria. The good news for Sundowns this week is that they still won Q3 in the Absa Premiership, despite the Celtic defeat.
Kaizer Chiefs still have plenty of work to do this weekend, as they prepare for the trip to the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, where they will compete against ASEC Mimosas on Sunday.
Mimosas established a 1-0 advantage in the first round first leg time at the FNB Stadium last Saturday, and Chiefs will have it all to play for this weekend.
Amakhosi suffered a 1-0 defeat against Jomo Cosmos midweek. Chiefs are still struggling to establish momentum this term, having suffered defeats in each of their last four matches.
Commentary from coach Steve Komphela earlier this week highlighted the one major concern within the club – the failure to convert opportunities in front of goal. Komphela said he was happy about the numerous chances the team created but he was not as satisfied with the team’s finishing.
Bidvest Wits have an uphill battle away to Tanzania’s Azam on Sunday, after they suffered a 3-0 defeat during the first leg of this CAF Confederation Cup fixture in Johannesburg.
Azam have played once since their victory against Wits, beating Stand United in a midweek fixture at home. Wits have had the opportunity to regroup after their first leg clash against the Tanzanians, and walked away with a 1-0 win against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.