Mamelodi Sundowns begin their 2021/22 CAF Champions League group stage campaign this evening when they host Sudan’s Al Hilal at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
The Brazilians head into this season’s campaign as one of the favourites to lift the coveted CAF Champions League title and will undoubtedly be desperate to start their journey off on a positive note.
The two teams have met on four previous occasions with Mamelodi Sundowns walking away with two victories while the Sudanese giants have claimed one victory, the fourth match ended in a draw.
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Al Hilal: LIVE UPDATES
D. Onyango, Mudau, Lakay, B. Onyango, De Reuck, Coetzee, Jali, Sirino, Zwane, Safranko, Shalulile
Substitutes: Mweene, Lunga, Modiba, Mokoena, Morena, Ralani, Kutumela, Mvala, Saavedra
We need to start well – Mokwena
“We know that our opposition have been in the country for the last two and half weeks, or more, they’ve played friendlies against Stellenbosch FC, against Cape Town City,” Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rhulani Mokwena said.
“Their preparations have gone well, it’s gonna be a difficult game. We put forward three stadiums to CAF, and upon inspection, CAF were not happy with the stadiums for various reasons from lacking adequate generators, to not being satisfied medical facilities, not being satisfied with the dugouts and the safety of the chairs.
“CAF proposed that we use FNB Stadium, but the difficulty with the FNB Stadium is clearly knowing that Mamelodi Sundowns’ arch-rivals use the FNB Stadiums.
“In some of the dates where we have home fixtures, Kaizer Chiefs also have their own fixtures, and that became a no go so we had to resort to using the Royal Bafokeng stadium.”
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Al Hilal: How to LIVE STREAM
Action at the Royal Bafokeng stadium gets underway at 18:00 this evening. The match will be televised live on SuperSport 205 as well as SABC1.
You can also live stream today’s match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Hilal for FREE on TELKOMONE by simply creating a free account and accessing the SABCSport channel.