Watch Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns live – CAF Champions League

Watch Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns live – CAF Champions League
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On Friday, September 15 2023, Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns will be live in the first leg of the second preliminary round of this season's CAF Champions League.

The match between the Burundi side and the giants of South African football will be played in Tanzania as no venue has been cleared by CAF to host the fixture. 

The venue of this qualifier will be staged at the Azam stadium, with Mamelodi Sundowns starting as huge favourites based on their pedigree in the competition. 

Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns live – Who wins?

The various leagues across Africa have started the new season and Bumamuru have not been left out in the Burundi Primus League. 

The side won the league last season and have played just twice this term because of their continental assignments in the early round. 

Out of the two games played locally, they have won one and will be hoping they can do enough to compete against Sundowns on Friday. 

As for Sundowns, they have been on fire this season. They have played eight games in total across all competitions and they have won seven and drawn one. 

In the PSL, they have been in scintillating form with six consecutive wins and are closing in on the Amakhosi record of eight wins in their opening games of the season.

With that in mind, it will take a lot from the Burudians to stop the Brazilians on a neutral ground in Tanzania. 

What happened in the last round?

Bumamuru defeated Centre Sportif 6-2 on aggregate in the first round of the CAF Champions League to book a date with past winners Mamelodi Sundowns. 

By virtue of their strong performances in the competition over the years, Sundowns were exempted from the first round and that means this will be their first taste of continental action this season.

What to expect and players to watch out for

The first leg of the Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns game in the CAF Champions League second round looks done and dusted on paper for the latter. 

This is simply based on the capacity of the South African opposition, their pedigree in the competition and the circumstances surrounding where this game is being played.

The Burundi side play on an artificial turf but the playing surface of the Azam Stadium is natural grass and this could serve as an advantage to Mamelodi Sundowns who are used to playing on such.

Valentin Ali Shabani and Mokono Eldhino scored a hat-trick and brace in the last round respectively. They could cause troubles for the Sundowns defence.

Similarly, Peter Shalulile, who has scored 12 CAF Champions League goals in his Mamelodi Sundowns career, could be the difference on Friday afternoon. 

Where to watch Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns live 

Due to the current state of things, especially at this stage of the competition, South African viewers will not be able to watch the match on the reliable broadcasting giants SuperSport. 

SABC 1

The South African TV channel will also not air the Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns match live.

Live stream

Mamelodi Sundowns 

As at the time of writing this article, the club has no intentions to broadcast the match.

SABC +

The streaming app will not broadcast the Bumamuru vs Mamelodi Sundowns match live on its streaming platform.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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