The Al-Ahly quarter-finals were drawn against Sundowns in the quarter-finals of the African Champions League.
Al-Ahly played against Sundowns in the quarter-finals of the African Champions League in 2019 and 2020. (See the details)
The match will have a special character for Betso Mosimane, the coach of Al-Ahly, who will face his former team, who supervised him from December 2012 until October 2020.
How did South African newspapers report the news? How did you interact with it?
FilGoal.com transmits the reactions of South African newspapers and websites about the Al-Ahly and Sundowns confrontation.
Timelives reported the news titled: Sundowns Will Fight Against Pitso and Al-Ahly
As for the citizen website, it wrote: The dream match takes place early … Sundowns faces my family’s Pitso
Soccerladuma wrote about the match: Pitso will return to South Africa
Soccer 24 highlighted the match and wrote: Musimane faces his old team in the quarter-finals of the African Champions League
The supersport newspaper wrote a lottery placing Sundowns in the face of Al-Ahly
Ugandan newspapers also reacted to the news due to the presence of former Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango with the Sundowns.
Football256 commented on the draw and wrote that Musimani will lead Al-Ahly to face Sundowns
Meanwhile, the Daily Monitor wrote of the match: Onyango will face his old coach
Al-Ahly will play the first-leg match in Cairo on May 15th, and the return match will take place on May 22nd.