Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa will officiate the game between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: BackpagePix

Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa will officiate the game between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: BackpagePix

Al Ahly vs Sundowns: Top referee appointed for THIS titanic clash

CAF has appointed a top referee for Saturday’s Champions League match between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns in Cairo.

Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa will officiate the game between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: BackpagePix

Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa will officiate the game between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns. Photo: BackpagePix

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed a top referee for Saturday’s Champions League match between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Kick-off at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo is at 21:00 SA time.

This will be the first meeting between the two African giants in this this season’s CAF Champions League, and Sundowns’ third of Group B.

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Now, the match referee for this titanic clash between Al Ahly and Sundowns will be Bamlak Tessema Weyesa of Ethiopia.

It will not be the first time that the 41-year-old takes charge of the fixture having done so in March 2022 at FNB Stadium.

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At the time, Sundowns needed to beat Al Ahy to secure top stop in Group A and advance to the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions League.

And they did just that, beating the Red Devils 1-0 to advance to the quarter-finals where they faced and lost to Petro de Luanda of Angola.

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SUNDOWNS DETHRONE AL AHLY AS AFRICA’S TOP RANKED CLUB

Meanwhile, Sundowns on Monday dethroned Al Ahly as the top ranked club on the African continent in the latest Football Database rankings.

Sundowns dethrone Al Ahly as Africa’s top ranked club. Photo: Football Database

This follows Sundowns’ back-to-back victories over Al-Hilal and Coton Sport in the CAF Champions League group stage recently.

Al Ahly lost their opening Group B match to Al-Hilal, and also their top spot after a series of unconvincing results of late.

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And all these develements surely make Saturday’s encounter the one not to miss as expectations are that it will be a cracker.

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