CAF Champions League
Teams: Horoya Athletique Club v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 22 May 2018
Venue: Stade du 28 Septembre
Mamelodi Sundowns will be seeking to recover lost ground in the CAF Champions League when they take on Horoya Athletique Club in a Group C encounter this evening.
This clash was moved from last week to this evening to accommodate the international friendly between the Brazilians and Spanish giants FC Barcelona, which took place last week.
Pitso Mosimane’s charges opened the group phase with a 1-1 draw against holders Wydad Casablanca and will want to accumulate three points early as the Moroccans have since gone on to win their second match against AS Togo Port and now the group top Group.
Meanwhile, the Guinea side will be counting on their brilliant home form to unsettle Masandawana in the fight for second spot in Group C.
Their last home defeat in the CAF Champions League was back in 2014 when they lost 1-0 to CS Sfaxien.
Horoya started their group stage campaign with a 2-1 away victory over AS Togo Port and pose a major threat to Sundowns’ chances of qualifying for the knockout round.
The Guineans are occupying second place in the group with three points from one match while Masandawana are lying third with only one point.
Victor Zvunka’s troops, who have won the last three Championships in Guinea’s top flight, warmed up for the crunch tie against the Brazilians with a 5-0 victory over Satellite FC in the domestic league last Wednesday.
Here's how they line up:
Horoya: 16. N'Diaye, 4. Assoko, 8. Camara, 9. Camara, 13. Camara, 14. Camara, 17. Sebe Baffour, 24. Mando, 27. Camara, 30. Mandela.
Sundowns: 14. Brimah, 4. Langerman, 6. Arendse, 20. Ngcongca, 29. Soumahoro, 8. Kekana, 13. Mabunda, 5. Sirino, 11. Vilakazi, 26. Billiat, 22. Tau.
Subs: 1. Mweene, 7. Manyisa, 17. Zwane, 19. Brockie, 23. Madisha, 24. Zulu, 27. Morena.