There has been no gamesmanship from Wydad Casablanca this time as Mamelodi Sundowns seek a win in Morocco on Friday night that goes a long way to them advancing in the CAF Champions League. Downs’ quarterfinal ambitions were restored after finally getting their first win of Group C in their fourth match‚ when they won 2-1 against AS Togo-Port in Atteridgeville in July. That result followed draws at home against Wydad and in Guinea against Horoya‚ before an away defeat against AS in Togo. Now Downs return to Morocco‚ where in 2017 Wydad eliminated the 2016 champions in the quarterfinals before going on to win the competition. In 2017 Downs were left stranded by their hosts with no training ground‚ having to drive around the Moroccan capital Rabat finding a venue themselves ahead of a 1-0 second-leg defeat‚ which took the game to penalties and a win for Wydad. There have been no such shenanigans so far this year for the match to be played at Wydad’s 67,000-seater Stade Mohammed V home...

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