North versus South tie headlines TotalEnergies CAF Champions League resumption
Africa’s biggest club competition officially resumes this week, with Match Day 4 of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League marking the resumption of the competition.
After three rounds of exciting encounters across the continent, the race towards a place in the quarter finals is gradually taking shape in the four groups of 16 strong African clubs.
While Match Day 4 promises a number of exciting duels across the continent, a special focus will be on the unpredictable Group A of the competition which has proven to be one of the toughest groups so far.
Mamelodi Sundowns top the group by virtue of goal difference as they are equally tied on points with TP Mazembe, Nouadhibou as well as Pyramids FC who are all on four points after three rounds of fixtures.
Pyramids play host to Sundowns on Tuesday, following a highly tactical goalless stalemate in Pretoria last weekend which was a positive result for the Egyptians away from home. The two sides meet in what promises to be one of the matches of the week in Match Day 4.
Pyramid are competing in their first-ever TotalEnergies CAF Champions League, while Sundowns have established themselves in the competition following their 2016 feat and recent performances ever since.
Looking at Group B, Wydad AC are looking to build from their confidence boosting win over Simba AC last weekend which was their first following two losses in the group. The former champions recently parted ways with former coach, Adel Ramzi and reunited with astute Tunisian tactician, Faouzi Benzarti who’s first task will be against the East African giants on Tuesday.
Another Tanzanian side in action will be Young Africans, who travel across the continent to meet Medeama in Ghana in a must-win match for the Tanzanian champions on Wednesday.
In Angola, Petro de Luanda look to extend their lead at the top of Group C when playing host to Tunisia’s ES Tunis in Luanda. The North Africans are three points behind the hosts and will be looking at causing an upset away from home.
TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Match Day 4 Fixtures:
Tuesday, 19 December
13h00 GMT | TP Mazembe v Nouadhibou
13h00 GMT | Simba v Wydad AC
16h00 GMT | Petro de Luanda v ES Tunis
16h00 GMT | Asec Mimosas v Jwaneng Galaxy
16h00 GMT | Pyramids FC v Mamelodi Sundowns
19h00 GMT | Al Hilal v ES Sahel
Wednesday, 20 December
13h00 GMT | Young Africans v Medeama