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Mamelodi Sundowns to meet Wydad Casablanca in CAF Champions League group-stage draw

Mamelodi Sundowns to meet Wydad Casablanca in CAF Champions League group-stage draw
From ESPN - March 21, 2018

The last two CAF Champions League winners will meet in the group stage of the 2018 event after Mamelodi Sundowns were pitted against holders Wydad Casablanca in Wednesday's draw in Cairo.

Pitso Mosimane's side are riding high in the South African top flight this season, where they are currently one point ahead of Orlando Pirates having played a game fewer, but they will have their work cut out to advance from the group stage of Africa's premier club competition after receiving a tough draw.

Wydad, who thrashed Williamsville AC 7-4 on aggregate in the First Round, were arguably the team to avoid of the Pot 4 sides, while Horoya and AS Togo-Port represent banana skins after eliminating Generation Foot and Al-Hilal respectively in the last round.

As well as winning the Champions League with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Al Ahly in November, Wydad are also the reigning CAF Super Cup winners following a 1-0 win against Tout Puissant Mazembe in Casablanca last month.

The reunion affords Downs the opportunity to take a measure of revenge against the team that eliminated them on penalties from last year's CAF CL quarter final.

Ahly will meet Esperance in a replay of another one of last year's quarter finals after the pair were drawn out in Group A together.

They will be joined by two of the tournament's surprise packages so far, with Township Rollers and KCCA FC the first representatives from Botswana and Uganda to reach the group stage.

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