Contrasting Fortunes for South Africa In CAF Competitions! The big three in South Africa all participated in CAF football this past weekend.
South Africa experienced a win, draw and defeat in the first legs. The second legs will all take place next weekend.
Kaizer Chiefs, the big winners, defeated Simba FC of Tanzania 4-0 at the FNB Stadium on Saturday (15 May 2021) in the CAF Champions League quarter-final. Goals from Erick Mathoho, Samir Nurkovic (x2) and Leonardo Castro sealed an emphatic first leg win.
The second leg is next weekend (22 May 2021) in Tanzania. It is very unlikely that the Tanzanians will overturn such a high defeat.
Orlando Pirates drew 1-1 with Raja Casablanca in the quarter-final of the CAF Confederations Cup on Sunday (16 May 2021). Vincent Pule gave The Buccaneers the lead, before Ben Malango equalised for the Moroccan giants.
It is all to play for the second leg next weekend in Raja. It will be a very tough game for The Buccaneers as it would have been preferred that they travel with some sort of lead.
Mamelodi Sundowns, the pride of South Africa, lost 2-0 to Egyptians Al Ahly on Saturday night (15 May 2021) in the CAF Champions League. Taher Mohamed Taher and Salah Mohsen scored the goals to give the Egyptians the win.
The Champions of Africa come to South Africa next weekend with a very strong 2-0 lead. It will be very difficult for The Brazilians to come back from such a margin against such opponents.
Contrasting Fortunes for South Africa In CAF Competitions!