Yanga gears up with confidence for clash against Medeama

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Yanga gears up with confidence for clash against Medeama

Festus Chuma 15:48 - 08.12.2023

The 2023/2024 CAF Champions League resumes with intense clashes, including a North African derby and redemption quests.

The 2023/2024 CAF Champions League roars back to life as Match Day 3 unfolds on Friday promising football fans across Africa an electrifying weekend of action.

The highlight of this round is the North African derby between record holders, Al Ahly, and Algeria's CR Belouizdad, set to ignite the late afternoon atmosphere in Cairo.

With just a solitary point separating these two giants in Group D, Al Ahly currently leads the pack with 4 points.

The Algerians, Medeama of Ghana, and Tanzania's Young Africans are hot on their heels, making every match in this group a high-stakes showdown.

In Ghana, another Group D fixture unfolds as Medeama hosts Young Africans, where the Tanzanian giants, fondly known as Yanga, must secure a result to keep their hopes of advancing alive.

Last season's silver-medalists, Wydad Athletic Club, are a side yearning for a breakthrough, having yet to collect a single point in this campaign.

Their recent setback against Botswana's Jwaneng Galaxy followed by a loss to Ivorian powerhouse Asec Mimosas has left them desperate for a victory.

In Tunisia, ES Tunis braces for a formidable Petro de Luanda, the leaders of Group C, riding high on confidence.

The Angolans have asserted their dominance with wins over ES Sahel and Al Hilal in their opening group matches, aiming to extend their impressive streak.

The curtain falls on Match Day 3 with an exhilarating clash between hosts Mamelodi Sundowns and Egypt's Pyramids FC, promising fans a North versus South spectacle.

South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns enter the match in fine form, fresh from their triumph in the African Football League on home soil last month.

Their recent draw against TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi has leveled the playing field, as all four Group A clubs now find themselves tied with 3 points each.

Pyramids FC, however, are on a quest for redemption after a surprising 2-0 defeat to Nouadhibou last weekend. The Egyptians are determined to put that setback behind them and reclaim their momentum in the competition.

As the continent's premier club football competition gains momentum, the stakes are higher than ever.

With the Group D showdown between Al Ahly and CR Belouizdad poised to steal the spotlight, football aficionados can expect a titanic clash between these giants.

Wydad Athletic Club's pursuit of redemption faces a stern test against the formidable Asec Mimosas, and ES Tunis must contend with the soaring Petro de Luanda.

In the South vs. North showdown, Mamelodi Sundowns look to maintain their momentum, while Pyramids FC seeks to bounce back from disappointment.

Friday, December 8 fixtures:

Medeama vs Young Africans

Al Ahly vs CR Belouizdad

ES Sahel vs Al Hilal