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Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs discover their next CAF opponents

Posted: 6 December 2018 Time: 08:00

The 'Big Three' will have some interesting matches in the next round of CAF club competition after they progressed past the preliminary round.

Mamelodi Sundowns booked their spot in the first round of the CAF Champions League with a 7-1 aggregate victory over Leones Vegetarianos as they edged closer to the group stages of the competition. 

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Pitso Mosimane's men will face Al Ahly Benghazi of Libya in the first round of the tournament. Benghazi beat Nouadhibou 3-2 on aggregate. Sundowns will play away from home in the first leg. 

Orlando Pirates also cruised into the next round of the Champions League with a 8-2 aggregate win over Light Stars from Seychelles. The Buccaneers, who are back in continental club football for the first time since 2015, will face Namibian club African Stars, who beat Volcan Club 2-1 on aggregate, as the 1995 champions look to book themselves a spot in the round-robin phase. Pirates will host the first leg.

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Despite losing 2-1 in their CAF Confederation Cup second leg preliminary tie against Zimamoto in Zanzibar, Pirates' Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs progressed to the next round with a 5-2 aggregate win.

Amakhosi will take on ASSM Elgeco Plus in the next round and they will host the first leg. Elgeco beat Deportivo Unidad 4-3 on aggregate to progress.

Free State Stars, meanwhile, have been knocked out of the Confederation Cup following their 1-0 aggregate defeat to Rwandan side Mukura Victory Sports.

The first leg matches will be played between December 14 and 16.

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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