Pitso Mosimane Credit: CAF

Record winners and defending champions Al Ahly will face South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2021 Caf Champions League quarter finals.

The fixture pits former Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane against his former bosses and arguably the biggest at this stage of the competition.

Denis Onyango and Sundowns beat the Red Devils in 2016 under Mosimane to win their only continental title and it will be interesting to see who gets the better of the other over two legs.

In other pairings, Tanzania’s Simba, home to Ugandan midfield enforcer Taddeo Lwanga will take on South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs, MC Alger of Algeria faces Moroccan giants Wydad AC while another North African pairing pits CR Belouizdad (Algeria) and Esperance of Tunisia.

In the semi-finals, the winner between MC Alger and Wydad takes on the winner between Kaizer Chiefs and Simba with Sundowns/Ah Ahly facing CR Belouizdad/Esperance.

2020-21 Total CAF Champions League:


  • (1st leg 14, 15 May 2021 – 2nd leg 21, 22 May 2021)
  • QF 1 – Al Ahly (Egypt) v Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
  • QF 2 – MC Alger (Algeria) v Wydad AC (Morocco)
  • QF 3 – CR Belouizdad (Algeria) v Esperance (Tunisia)
  • QF 4 – Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) v Simba (Tanzania)


  • (1st leg 18, 19 June 2021 – 2nd leg 25, 26 June 2021)
  • SF 1 – Winner of QF 2 v Winner of QF 4
  • SF 2 – Winner of QF 3 v Winner of QF 1


  • (17 July 2021)
  • Winner SF 1 – Winner SF 2

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