Tuesday , August 9 2022

The SA clubs begin their quest for continental glory this week


The Quartet & # 39; & # 39 clubs; the Africa & # 39; South in African club competitions begin their quest for continental glory this week in & # 39; which is the beginning of & # 39; campaign & # 39; six months eagerness in search for glory.

None of Mamelodi Sundowns or Orlando Pirates in the league & # 39; Champions, nor Kaizer Chiefs or Stars of Free State Cup of the Confederation were given a bye in the beginning of their competitions and will therefore have the largest number of & # 39; games if they lift the trophy.

For the duo of the Champions League which means adding 16 guests & # 39; domestic schedule already packed, while the Chiefs and is 18 stories potential extra games between now and May.

Pirates make a return to the Champions League on Wednesday night for the first time since they were finalists in 2013 with coach Micho Sredojevic while stressing that this is a vital competition for these season.

It is why did large-scale additions to their squad in all positions in the transfer window & # 39; before, and it will be a test on how to handle players on three fronts with & # 39; timkomandanti Telkom will enter 8 & # 39; December.

Were gentle start against Stars of Light & # 39; Seychelles, which sent wits Bidvest 9-0 on aggregate in the Confederation Cup two years ago, but Sredojevic, ever the diplomat, refuses to light jieħuhom.

"I saw the draw for our team. I believe it is competitive. We must take one step at a time. M & # 39; there is no easier opponents. We owe it to every opponent", told reporters.

"Our strategic goal is to move step by step. Our first step is to enter stages of the Champions League group."

They will play the second section in the Seychelles next week and then confronted with the dash to house to travel to Port Elizabeth for their decision Telkom Knockout with & # 39; Baroka FC.

Sundowns also start their campaign on Wednesday at the entrance to the Champions League for the fifth year in succession.

The coach Pitso Mosimane was disappointed with & # 39; designed way off in the group stage in 2018, especially as a group which were very designed to progress from.

Are the Wednesday & # 39; away at the side of Equatorial Guinea Leones Vegetarianos, translated as & # 39; Lions Vegetarian & # 39; and although it must be assignment & # 39; routine, Sundown this season managed to be their worst enemy.

Sundowns have concerns about damage, b & # 39; Hlompho Kekana, Denis Onyango, Themba Zwane, Tiyani Mabunda, Andile Jali, Ricardo Nascimento, Oupai Manyisa, Anele Ngcongca, Jeremy Brockie and Thapelo all Morena suffering from various collisions and bruises, to go with & # 39; -terminu term absentee as Sibusiso Vilakazi.

The return match will be next Wednesday at the Stadium & # 39; Loftus.

Kaizer Chiefs have decided to take the Cup against their Swiss minnows Zanzibar Zimamoto with the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday night.

While supporters of the Chiefs will be more consumed with & # 39; domestic matters after the loss Telkom Knockout for Orlando Pirates on Saturday, it presents opportunity & # 39; to make a big score for side have won only six of -19-the matches in all competitions & # 39; this season.

Even for this team & # 39; Heads dies in the team, it should be winning & # 39; handsome house and coach Giovanni Solinas x & # 39; likely to discard some fringe players in the mix.

The states of the Free State have their first game in African club competition against the side of Rwanda Mukura Victory Sports at Bidvest Stadium in & # 39; Johannesburg.

The move is partly to reduce costs as if Stars wanted to play the game at home & # 39; their usual Bethlehem would have to fly the entourage all Rwandjan to Bloemfontein as CAF to allow teams to visit to traveling more than 200 kilometers of road.

It will feature campaign & # 39; Stars as long as competition, but not & # 39; must worry the coaches & # 39; co custody Sly Mosala David Vilakazi, caring side following the departure of & # 39; Luc Eymael.

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