South Africa In CAF: One Win, Three Defeats – All To Play For
Only One South African Side Won In CAF Tournaments This Weekend
South Africa’s representatives in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup didn’t have the best of weekends, but it’s not all doom and gloom after the first legs.
Reigning CCL champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, were the only South African side to claim victory in continental competition in the latest round of games, however, all four clubs are still in with a good chance of making past the current stage.
Sundowns conceded a dangerous away goal to KCCA during their 2-1 victory over the Ugandan side, while Bidvest Wits and Platinum Stars both fell to 1-0 defeats away in Egypt and Uganda to Al Ahly and Vipers SC respectively.
Meanwhile, SuperSport United picked up two crucial away goals during their encounter with Al Ahly Shendi in Sudan, with Mario Booysen and Jeremy Brockie finding the back of the net during their 3-2 defeat.
The second leg of games will take place this coming weekend as Sundowns look to hold on and the other three sides look to overturn defeats, although all of the clubs will be confident of getting the results they need in order to progress.
Downs will play the second stanza of their clash with KCCA on Saturday in Kampala, while Stars host Vipers on the same day before Wits/SuperSport play Ahly and Shendi on Sunday.