Absa Premiership

SA clubs ready to take on continent

2017-05-07 08:45

Johannesburg - Three South African clubs will begin their quest to conquer the continent when the group stages of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup start at the weekend.

Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United and Platinum Stars will fortunately start their campaigns at home.

Defending Champions League kings Sundowns will start their defence against unknown Ethiopian side St George on Saturday afternoon.

Coach Pitso Mosimane is well aware of the importance of winning all the home matches if Sundowns are to progress further in the tournament because winning the opening game sets the tone for the rest of the campaign.

With the trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo awaiting them in their second game against AS Vita, the Brazilians would do well to go to Kinshasa with three points already in the bag.

Domestic league

The Ethiopians are an unknown entity to Sundowns as this is the first time they have qualified for the group stages of the tournament. However, they should not be taken lightly, particularly after beating AC Léopards of the Democratic Republic of Congo at home and away.

United will want to give Stuart Baxter the perfect send-off when they host Horoya AC of Guinea for a CAF Confederation Cup match on Saturday.

Baxter, who has been confirmed as the new Bafana Bafana coach, will only leave the club at the end of the month.

Stars, who have been struggling in the domestic league, will host Algerian side MC Alger at Lucas Moripe Stadium in a cup match.

However, before these games, the three clubs will have to fulfil their domestic fixture commitments and hopefully hone their skills for the continental competition. Sundowns will host Baroka FC, United will entertain Cape Town City and Stars will travel to Maritzburg United.

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