Reigning PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns will begin their CAF Champions League group stage campaign at home against Sudanese side Al Hilal.
The match day 1 clash will take place on either Friday, 12 February or Saturday, 13 February.
THIS WILL BE SUNDOWNS’ SIXTH GROUP STAGE APPEARANCE
Sundowns’ appearance in this season’s group stage marks their sixth successive edition at this stage of the tournament which they last won in 2016.
The Brazilians got past Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy 5-1 on aggregate in the first round after being exempted from the preliminary round by virtue of their success in recent seasons.
Steve Komphela’s men were drawn in Group B alongside Al Hilal, CR Belouizdad of Algeria and TP Mazembe of the DR Congo.
SUNDOWNS WILL PLAY EVERY OTHER SIDE HOME AND AWAY
Teams will play each other on a home-and-away basis and only the winners and runners-up in each of the four groups will qualify for the quart-finals.
Following their thome start against Al Hilal, Sundowns will travel to Algeria to play CR Belouizdad (February 23) and then will be away again on match day 3 (March 5-6) against TP Mazembe.
SUNDOWNS WILL FINISH AT HOME AGAINST CR BELOUIZDAD
Sundowns will then host TP Mazembe (March 16), travel to play Al Hilal in Sudan (April 2-3) and will conclude their group matches at home against CR Belouizdad (April 9-10).
Match day 1 – February 12-13
Group A: Al Ahly (EGY, holders) v Al Merrikh (SUD), Vita Club (COD) v Simba (TAN)
Group B: TP Mazembe (COD) v CR Belouizdad (ALG), Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) v Al Hilal (SUD)
Group C: Wydad Athletic Club (MAR) v Kaizer Chiefs (RSA), Horoya (GUI) v Petro Atletico (ANG)
Group D: Esperance (TUN) v Teungueth (SEN), Zamalek (EGY) v Mouloudia Alger (ALG)
Match day 2 – February 23
Group A: Merrikh v Vita, Simba v Ahly
Group B: Hilal v Mazembe, Belouizdad v Mamelodi Sundowns
Group C: Petro v Wydad, Kaizer Chiefs v Horoya
Group D: Mouloudia v Esperance, Teungueth v Zamalek
Match day 3 – March 5-6
Group A: Ahly v Vita, Merrikh v Simba
Group B: Mazembe v Mamelodi Sundowns, Belouizdad v Hilal
Group C: Wydad v Horoya, Kaizer Chiefs v Petro
Group D: Esperance v Zamalek, Teungueth v Mouloudia
Match day 4 – March 16
Group A: Vita v Ahly, Simba v Merrikh
Group B: Mamelodi Sundowns v Mazembe, Hilal v Belouizdad
Group C: Horoya v Wydad, Petro v Kaizer Chiefs
Group D: Zamalek v Esperance, Mouloudia v Teungueth
Match day 5 – April 2-3
Group A: Merrikh v Ahly, Simba v Vita
Group B: Belouizdad v Mazembe, Hilal v Mamelodi Sundowns
Group C: Kaizer Chiefs v Wydad, Petro v Horoya
Group D: Teungueth v Esperance, Mouloudia v Zamalek
Match day 6 – April 9-10
Group A: Vita v Merrikh, Ahly v Simba
Group B: Mazembe v Hilal, Mamelodi Sundowns v Belouizdad
Group C: Wydad v Petro, Horoya v Kaizer Chiefs
Group D: Esperance v Mouloudia, Zamalek v Teungueth