SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan, has wished Mamelodi Sundowns success in their first leg quarter-final CAF Champions League match against Al Ahly of Egypt.
The first leg clash will take place on Friday, 28 February 2020 in Cairo's International Stadium, Egypt, with the second leg scheduled for Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
In the 2018/2019 competition Sundowns was also drawn against Al Ahly at the same stage and the South Africans won 5-0 in the first leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium. They moved to the next stage with a 5-1 aggregate score.
In six meetings between the two giants, Sundowns has registered only one win, drew three and lost two.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Mamelodi Sundowns all the best in the last eight of the CAF Champions League. As South Africans, we are proud that we still have representation in the latter stages of this prestigious competition, not just for our country but our region (COSAFA) as well. We are confident that despite the difficult mission ahead of them, they have what it takes to emerge victorious as they have done in the past, said Dr Jordaan.
They have a star on their jersey which is a mark of greatness and we have strong belief that they can go all the way and make South Africa proud again like they did in 2016 when they lifted this much sought after title. All the best.
Sundowns went unbeaten in the group stages, becoming the first South African side to achieve this feat which saw them finish top of table.
Pitso Mosimane's charges won this competition four years ago.
In the other quarterfinal clashes, Raja Casablanca (Morocco) will face TP Mazembe (Dr Congo) two former African champions.
Zamalek (Egypt) will be up against Esperance (Tunisia), while Wydad Casablanca (Morocco), who finished second behind Sundowns in Group C, will face Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia).
The winner between Sundowns and Al Ahly will face the winner between Wydad and Etoile du Sahel.
Source: South Africa Football Association