Thursday, 06 February 2020 10:54

 

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said Al Ahly did not respect his side in last year’s CAF Champions League quarterfinals, but things will be different in this year’s campaign after Sundowns handed them a 5-1 aggregate thrashing.

Sundowns and Al Ahly will face each other in a repeat of last year's clash and Mosimane believes the eight-time winners will be better prepared to face his side this time round.

“It is the same teams, but different games, different years, and a different mentality and mood,” Mosimane said.

“I believe Al Ahly did not know us and did not respect us [last year]. But after we knocked them out, the motivation will be different and they will be more prepared.

“It will be more difficult for us because they now know us, but they will also be under pressure because they are always favourites and there will be pressure to beat us.

“We will see how it goes but pressure is on Al Ahly and not us.”

Meanwhile the current champions Esperance were drawn against five-time winners, Zamalek of Egypt. The two clubs will face other in the Total CAF Super Cup 2020 on 14 February 2020 in Doha, Qatar.

DR Congo giants TP Mazembe will be up against Raja Club Athletic, whilst Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia will have to contend with Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.