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And Then There Was One: Sundowns Left Alone In CAF

Mamelodi Sundowns Are The Only SA Team Left In CAF

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 19, 2018 02:35 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns once again have South Africa’s continental hopes rested solely on their shoulders, with the Brazilians left as the only Absa Premiership side left in CAF’s tournaments.

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Masandawana recently found out the exact dates and times of their CAF Champions League group stage fixtures, where they will travel to Morocco, Guinea and Togo, but – like in 2016 – they will be the last team representing Mzansi.

Last year Sundowns were joined by SuperSport United and Platinum Stars in the CAF group stages, albeit in the CAF Confederation Cup, with Matsatsantsa going all the way to the final as Dikwena dropped out before the knockouts.

Now, with SuperSport and Bidvest Wits both falling at the hands of Gor Mahia and Enyimba respectively, leaving Sundowns to fend for themselves on the continent once again. Kaitano Tembo's side drew 2-2 and went out on away goals, while the Clever Boys lost 1-0 on aggregate.

Sundowns’ fixtures are as follows:

May 5th: v Wydad (H - 9pm)
May 15th: v Horoya (A - 6pm)
July 17th v AS Togo (A - 6pm)
July 27th: v AS Togo (H - 9pm)
August 17th v Wydad (A - 9pm)
August 28th: v Horoya (H - 6pm)

Now, with SSU and Wits out, the reigning MTN8 and Absa Premiership champions will have to focus on making sure they avoid the relegation playoffs in what would be a crazy turnaround in fortunes for the clubs.

Sundowns, meanwhile, are set to lift the league title once again. 


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Peace Ntshangase Joined: 26 Sep 2016
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Peace Ntshangase Apr 20, 2018 03:04 PM
Dia boya mo! After Mr Motsepe bought Sundowns, we went thruogh hell. I remember our president attending every game, only to return home disappointed. We changed coaches after coaches, buying players left/right/centre..but all bear no results! We were Chiefs daily bread, always lose every final against Chiefs. Today, Mr Motsepe is in the PROMISE LAND. I just wish players can reward him with another CAFCL trophy.
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STOANICIOUS Apr 20, 2018 11:16 AM
They will do the jobs for all of South Africa. #KABOYELLOW
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sprinkie Apr 20, 2018 05:32 AM
I respect pirates, they reached the fonal in two successive years , they are the omly team to go there with sundowns and represent mzantsi
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 19, 2018 10:55 PM
Everybody know that all other team was jst adding numbers except ndunu fc who enjoy to blacksem african teams
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Chicharito07 Apr 19, 2018 10:06 PM
They proving their Best Team in Mzansi status, big up to them
mabotoane wa Le Downs Joined: 22 Nov 2017
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mabotoane wa Le Downs Apr 19, 2018 09:54 PM
As usual, all the psl teams are just there to add numbers
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lusco7 Apr 19, 2018 08:21 PM
@@SCHUSTE the back door that pirates is trying to do in order to win psl title.
chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Apr 19, 2018 07:36 PM
We know where the cup is.we have the keys.we ll go and fetch it
Mandisa.M Joined: 16 Nov 2017
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Mandisa.M Apr 19, 2018 06:54 PM
All the best to the Brazillians coz i Wits ne Supersport bagcwele umduma bt Bhakabhaka is coming nxt year i hop they do the same as Downs
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Ndabayakhe Apr 19, 2018 06:04 PM
All da best Masandawana.Yu alwys striv fr d best.
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Umngcatshi Apr 19, 2018 05:55 PM
I wish next year rats can be serious in CAF so that sundowns when going for a third star can face Pirates when they go for a second star.
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mludowns Apr 19, 2018 05:54 PM
Sihamba Nani bafwethu
dellah Joined: 21 Nov 2017
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dellah Apr 19, 2018 05:49 PM
Last man standing
Bukwayinja Joined: 08 Jul 2011
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Bukwayinja Apr 19, 2018 04:12 PM
Am glad Zebras won't even smell number 3,they no different to Wits when it comes to this competitions....Downslover#umo ya wam uyavuma.
ziongate keeper Joined: 19 Jul 2017
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ziongate keeper Apr 19, 2018 03:21 PM
Ss utdand wits are so weak and playing in caf ll goin to a n embarasment to mzansi nation cos they ll be brushed aside by every opponent
cHIVs hater no1 Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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cHIVs hater no1 Apr 19, 2018 03:20 PM
Yellow envelope or not, back door or what what,you will remain starless,fact:south Africa is represented by Sundowns
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Schweinstriker_31 Apr 19, 2018 03:12 PM
no news here
Tabali Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Tabali Apr 19, 2018 03:06 PM
@@SCHUSTE What you mean? God of 2nd chances will never left us alone.
juju banned lwandle hater Joined: 25 Nov 2016
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juju banned lwandle hater Apr 19, 2018 03:06 PM
because of yellow envelope
cHIVs hater no1 Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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cHIVs hater no1 Apr 19, 2018 03:03 PM
And it will remain like that until finals,at least rats will join us next season

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