Mamelodi Sundowns have received a major boost ahead of their African Football League semifinal second leg clash against Al Ahly.
Utility player Thapelo Morena has returned to training.
Morena missed Sundowns’ last few matches due to an abdominal injury that sidelined him for several weeks.
Thapelo Morena: Attack Options
Morena’s return also strengthens Sundowns’ attack, which has been without some key players lately.
Morena, who can play as a winger, a striker, a full-back, or a midfielder, offers versatility and pace to Sundowns’ forward line.
First Leg Advantage
Sundowns go into the match with a 1-0 lead after Thapelo Maseko’s wonder strike this past Sunday at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
Maseko scored the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute with a stunning strike from outside the box that left Al Ahly goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy helpless.
The goal gave Sundowns a slender but vital advantage over their Egyptian rivals, who have won the African Football League a record nine times.
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The second leg will be played at the Cairo International Stadium, which is expected to be packed with Al Ahly fans.
Time to battle for a place in the #AFL Final! 👆
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) October 31, 2023
The match will kick off at 8 pm South African time and will be broadcast live on SABC Sport, FIFA+, and sabc.com.