Yanga Faces Uphill Battle Against Mamelodi Sundowns in CAF Quarterfinals

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducted the draw for the 2023/2024 CAF Champions League quarterfinals today, March 12, 2024, in Cairo. Tanzanian powerhouse Yanga SC has been paired with a formidable opponent – South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.

Yanga earned their place in the quarterfinals after a strong showing in the group stage, finishing second in their group. This means they’ll have the advantage of playing the first leg of the quarterfinal at home, with the return leg in South Africa. CAF regulations favor the group runner-up starting at home and the group winner finishing their tie on their own turf.

The Challenge of Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamelodi Sundowns are a dominant force in South African football and a consistent contender in the CAF Champions League. They won the competition in 2016 and are known for their attacking style and impressive depth of talent. This will be a true test for Yanga as they seek to make history by reaching the semifinals.

Key Dates

The first leg of the quarterfinal clash between Yanga and Mamelodi Sundowns will be held in Tanzania on March 29th or 30th, 2024. The crucial second leg in South Africa will follow on April 5th or 6th, 2024.

A Nation Holds Its Breath

Tanzanian football fans are both nervous and excited by this draw. While Yanga Sc faces a monumental task, they have shown the grit and determination needed to compete at this level. The entire nation will be behind them as they seek to shock the continent and advance to the Champions League semifinals


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