Mamelodi Sundowns took a giant leap towards qualification for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals with victory over Al Ahly on Saturday.
It would take nothing short of a miracle for Mamelodi Sundowns not to reach the Last 8 following their 1-0 victory at the FNB Stadium.
The only goal of the match came in the 23rd minute courtesy of Namibian striker Peter Shalulile.
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Mamelodi Sundowns now have 10 points after four matches, with all three of the other teams in Group A – Al Ahly, Al-Hilal and Al-Merrikh – on four points after as many matches.
Mamelodi Sundowns to face Al-Hilal next
For Mamelodi Sundowns not to reach the quarter-finals they would need to lose both their remaining matches to the two Sudanese sides Al-Hilal and Al-Merrikh – and have Al Ahly do exactly the same against the same opponents.
An unlikely scenario!
The Brazilians are due to face Al-Hilal next on Saturday, 19 March in Sudan (15:00 SA time), before wrapping up their group phase commitments at home against Al-Merrikh (date/time TBC).