Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates find out their fate at caf draws between clubs
The three PSL clubs will find out who they will compete against if they want to continue their travels in continental competitions
Giants of the local soccer Kaizer bosses, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates will get to know their opponents at the Caf-Inter-Club competitions on Friday.
This came after Pirates wrote the quarter-finals of the Caf Confederation Cup for South Africa on Thursday morning with a 1-0 loss to Enyimba in Nigeria.
The Buccaneers reached the knockout stage as runners-up in Group A and it is the first time that three South African clubs have reached the quarter-finals of the inter-club café competitions.
The pirates’ local rivals, Chiefs and Sundowns, booked their places in the quarter-finals of Africa’s most prestigious club competition, the Caf Champions League.
The four group winners in both the Champions League and the Confederation Cup will be sown, while the runner-up will not be sown and the seeded will be drawn against the unoccupied.
goal takes a look at the potential opponents of the PSL giants:
Amakhosi, who qualified second in Group C for the knockout phase, will face one of the three teams. Esperance, Simba and Sundowns.
Esperance booked his knockout spot after finishing at the top of Group D and the Tunisian football powerhouse is one of the favorites to win this season’s Champions League title.
While Simba stunned the African continent when the Tanzanian giants won Group A ahead of defending champions Al Ahly from Egypt and the 1973 tournament winner, the AS Vita Club from DR Congo.
Sundowns were one of the first teams to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals after winning their first four games in Group B and the Brazilians deservedly topping the group.
Sundowns are drawn against Al Ahly or MC Alger for avoiding Chiefs they recently defeated in a fun PSL encounter.
Al Ahly, who is under the direction of former Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane, had to settle for second place in Group A after losing points to Vita Club and Simba.
On the other hand, Alger snuck into the knockout round after finishing second in Group D ahead of third-placed Zamalek from Egypt and the Algerian team winning the Champions League in 1976.
The Buccaneers are drawn against one of the three teams: JS Kabylie, ASC Jaraaf and Raja Casablanca in the African second club competition, the Confederation Cup.
Kabylie reached the quarterfinals after winning Group B. The 14-time Algerian champion was unbeaten and had three wins and three draws.
While Jaraaf surprised many when the Senegalese club ended up at the top of Group C, which included former tournament winners CS Sfaxien and Etoile du Sahel from Tunisia.
After all, Casablanca was one of the first teams to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Confederation Cup, as the Moroccan giants remarkably won all six Group D games.