Mamelodi Sundowns captain Hlompho Kekana looking forward to Al Ahly showdown

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Sundowns, who finished second in Group A, were drawn to play the eight-time champions in the last round of eight, which is arguably the most intriguing match at this stage of the competition.

The South African champions have played Ahly on two occasions in the past, in 2001 and 2007, and were on the losing side in both matches. The current generation of players, led by Kekana, will be hoping to get a first ever win over the Red Devils to edge closer to the final.

"Al Ahly is one of those clubs that we always heard about when we were kids and we knew that it has been the powerhouse of African football for so many years," Kekana tells snl24.com/kickoff.

"If I start telling you the history of Al Ahly I'm sure I would not be able to tell you all of it because I know a little. We all know what type of club they are and we know what they are famous for. So for me these are moments I will cherish for the rest of my life.

"I have been very fortunate in my career to experience such beautiful moments. It's a game I am looking forward to.

Sundowns will host the first leg match in Tshwane during the first weekend of April.