For a third year running, Mamelodi Sundowns have been drawn in the same group as Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Champions League.
The group stages draw was conducted in the Egypt capital, Cairo, on Wednesday night and the Brazilians now have a date with their fierce counterparts from Morocco in what is now becoming a battle between two teams who know each other well.
Sundowns were drawn in the same group as Wydad in March last year for the 2018 edition of the continental tournament and then again a few months later for the new edition, which came quickly as CAF were making room for the Africa Cup of Nations.
In our home leg in the group stages during the previous edition of the Champions League, the Brazilians were 2-1 winners against Wydad at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, while they hit back with a 1-0 victory themselves in Morocco.
Last night, it was confirmed coach Pitso Mosimane’s side would be making another trip to Rabat and vice versa against a team that knocked the Absa Premiership reigning champions out of the tournament at the semifinal phase in May.
This time around Sundowns will face Wydad alongside USM Alger of Algeria and Angola’s Petro de Luanda in Group C.
Dates and venues are yet to be confirmed, but it is expected that the games will be scheduled starting sometime next month until March next year, with eight teams (two from each group) going through to the quarterfinals.