Starting XI: Sundowns v Wydad
CAF Champions League Starting XI: Mamelodi Sundowns v Wydad Casablanca 05 May 2018
CAF Champions League
Teams: Mamelodi Sundowns v Wydad Casablanca
Date: 05 May 2018
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
Mamelodi Sundowns will look to get their CAF Champions League Group stage campaign off to a winning start when they host Wydad Casablanca at the Lucas Moripe Stadium this evening.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 21h00.
The Brazilians are brimming with confidence after they clinched the 2017/18 Absa Premiership title with a game to spare but will look to avoid being overconfident as Wydad present a different proposition altogether.
Tonight's visitors dethroned the Tshwane giants in 2017 by dumping the Brazilians out in the quarter-final stage to eventually win the title and Pitso Mosimane' men will be wary of the threat they pose.
The PSL champions got to this stage of the competition after dispatching Rwandan side Rayon Sports 2-0 on aggregate in the previous round.
The Red Devils, meanwhile, thrashed Ivory Coast side Williamsville 7-2 in the first leg of the previous round at home but went down 2-0 away, although they won the tie 7-4 on aggregate.
Wydad bagged the Super Cup earlier this year by beating CAF Confederation Cup winners TP Mazembe in February.
Sundowns, meanwhile, will be without the services of Percy Tau, who is suspended for the encounter.
Here's how they line up:
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 16. Nascimento, 23. Madisha, 27. Morena, 13. Mabunda, 8. Kekana, 18. Zwane, 11. Vilakazi, 5. Sirino, 26. Billiat.
Subs: Razak, Manyisa, Lebese, Brockie, Ngcongca, Zulu, Soumahoro.
Casablanca: 1. El Kharroubi, 8. Gadarine, 30. Nahiri, 5. Attouchi, 29. Comara, 4. Saidi, 6. Ibrahim Nekkach, 7. Mohamed Ounnajem, 18. El Karti, 11. El Haddad, 19. Tighazoui