The two PSL giants avoided each other in the quarter-final draw and they also learned their potential semi-final opponents
Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have discovered their opponents in the quarter-finals of the 2020/21 Caf Champions League.
The draw for the quarter-finals took place at Caf’s headquarters in Egypt’s capital city, Cairo on Friday afternoon.
Sundowns were drawn against the defending champions Al Ahly in the two-legged quarter-final tie, while Chiefs were pitted against Simba.
Al Ahly and Sundowns were also drawn against each other in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals and it was Al Ahly, who advanced to the semi-finals.
The Egyptian football powerhouse defeated a Mosimane-coached Sundowns side 3-1 on aggregate and Masandawana will now be seeking revenge.
The winner between Sundowns and Al Ahly on aggregate will face either Algerian side MC Alger or Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Chiefs will be taking part in the knockout phase for the first time in the club’s history after the Soweto giants’ successful group stage campaign.
The 2001 Caf Cup Winners’ Cup champions will fancy their chances against Simba, who are hoping to go all the way and clinch their maiden continental trophy this season.
The winner between the two teams will face either Tunisian giants Esperance or Algerian club CR Belouizdad in the semi-finals.
The quarter-final first-leg matches are scheduled to be played between 14-15 May and the second-leg encounters will then place between 21-22 May.
While the semi-final first-leg matches will be played between 18 -9 June, and the second-leg games will be played between 25-26 June.
The final of Africa’s most prestigious club permanent will then be played on 17 July 2021.
CAF Champions League
Al Ahly SCv Mamelodi Sundowns
MC Alger v Wydad AC
CR Belouizdad v Espérance Tunis
Kaizer Chiefs v Simba SC
First Leg – 14 & 15 May 2021
Second Leg – 21 & 22 May 2021