Sundowns fixtures for African Football League released

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Mamelodi Sundowns will get their African Football League campaign underway in Luanda on October 21 but the participation of their quarterfinal opponents Petro Atletico is still under a cloud.

The fixtures for the month-long eight-team tournament have been released with Sundowns away in the first leg of the tie in Luanda.

But the organisers of the new super league had said Petro’s partcipation is under review.

The club were handed, earlier this month, a two-year suspension by the Angolan Football Federation for alleged corruption and whether they will be able to play remains to be seen

Sundowns are due to play at the Estadio 11 de Novembre on Saturday, October 21 and then host the return at Loftus Versfeld on October 24.

The AFL will kick off in Tanzania when Simba welcome Al Ahly of Egypt, the reigning continental champions. It will be preceded by an opening ceremony.

The new AFL is one of six competitions that Sundowns are participating in this season.

On Friday they play in Dar-es-Salaam against Burundian club Bumamuru in the first leg of their African Champions League second round tie

African Football League fixtures


Quarterfinal first leg

Friday October 20: Simba v Al Ahly, Dar-es-Salaam

Saturday October 21: TP Mazembe v Esperance, Lubumbashi

Petro Atletico v Mamelodi Sundowns, Luanda

Sunday October 22: Enyimba v Wydad Casablanca, Uyo

Quarterfinal second leg

Tuesday October 24: Al Ahly v Simba, Cairo

Mamelodi Sundowns v Petro Atletico, Luanda

Wednesday October 25: Esperance v TP Mazembe, Tunis

Wydad Casablanca v Enyimba, Casablanca

Semifinal first leg

Sunday, October 29:

Enyimba or Wydad Casablanca v Esperance or TP Mazembe

Mamelodi Sundowns or Petro Atletico v Al Ahly or Simba,

Wednesday, November 1:

Esperance or TP Mazembe v Enyimba or Wydad Casablanca

Al Ahly or Simba v Mamelodi Sundowns or Petro Atletico

Final first leg:

Sunday, November 5

Final second leg:

Saturday, November 12