Mamelodi Sundowns meet dangerous Zesco United in their CAF Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 3:30pm.
The two South African sides will battle it out for a spot in the final of the continent’s elite club competition in a two legged affair starting off with the first-leg tie at Zambia.
The Brazilians have done exceptionally well in the continental showpiece and are close to claiming glory, but they first have to prove their worth in Zambia.
Sundown win on the two legged tie will be making their second appearance in the Champions League final, having been beaten to the trophy by Al Ahly in the 2001 edition.
Although the two Southern African giants have previously met in the past season in friendly matches, the match is seen as a huge clash.
The clash between Nkana Red Devils and the Brazilians this weekend will be only second CAF Champions League Semi-final involving South Arican clubs.
The first was 15 years ago when Sundowns’ previous appearance at the penultimate stage of the Premier African club competition ended with a penalty shootout victory over Atletico of Angola
Ahead of the match, Pitso Mosimane’s men faced the likes of Enyimba and Zamalek in the group stages as they finished as Group B winners.
However, this is the first meeting of the two sides in a competitive match with both sides hoping to emerge victorious.
The return leg is at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Saturday‚ September 24.
By Matthews Moraba