AL Ahly legend  Mokhtar says that he can feel fear when Ahly comes up against other African teams in the super league, but it’s more excessive when facing Mamelodi Sundowns.

The ten-time CAF Champions League winners, Ahly are set to play Tanzanian giants, Simba SC in the quarter-finals of the newly formed tournament, African Super League, in October.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Sundowns will be locking horns with Petro de Luanda of Angola. Should Masandawana and Ahly win their respective matches, they will face each other in the semi-finals.

Actually, The Brazilians have not lost any game against Al Ahly since May 2021. In their previous five games, Masandawana came out victorious three times. The other two matches were draws.

FORMER AL AHLY COACH MOKHTAR FEARS SUNDOWNS IN AFRICAN SUPER LEAGUE

And now, the former Red Devils coach, Mokhtar admitted he feels worried and pessimistic about a potential clash between his one-time club and the 2016 CAF Champions League winners.

“Simba are the ones who should be concerned about facing Al Ahly, but I am worried about facing South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns,” Mokhtar said as quoted by KingFut.

“Al Ahly are capable of beating any team in Africa, but our calculations always change before facing Sundowns.”

EIGHT TEAMS WILL BE TAKING PART

The DStv Premiership reigning champions will be the only Mzansi club that will be participating in the African inaugural football competition, with eight teams taking part.

SA’s Sundowns are joined by AL Ahly of Egypt, Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca. Tanzania’s Simba SC, Esperance Tunis of Tunisia, Petro de Luanda of Angola, Congolese TP Mazembe and Enyimba of Nigeria.

QUARTERFINALS DRAW 

Petro de Luanda vs Mamelodi Sundowns

TP Mazembe vs Esperance Tunis

Enyimba vs Wydad Casablanca 

Simba SC vs Al Ahly

The tournament will run from the 20th of October until the 11th of November 2023.

By Clifton Mabasa