Moroka Swallows agree to move Mamelodi Sundowns league fixture

Moroka Swallows agree to move Mamelodi Sundowns league fixture

SABC Sport has established that Moroka Swallows have agreed in principle to move their DStv Premiership fixture next week against Mamelodi Sundowns to be played a day earlier to accommodate the CAF schedule.

It’s understood talks between the two Premier Soccer League topflight clubs began several days ago with The Brazilians wanting to be on the front foot should they qualify for the semifinals of the Champions League.

Sundowns did eventually go past Young Africans of Tanzania via penalties in their second leg clash at Loftus Stadium and will now face Esperance de Tunis of Tunisia on the weekend of 19 April for the first leg and a week later for the return fixture.

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The request to move the league game with Swallows will buy the Tshwane outfit sometime during the week to help them prepare for the away game to Esperance as the travelling logistics require some admin to get the entire squad and delegation to the crucial CAF encounter.

According to information provided to the public broadcaster the match, which is showing as being penciled in for Tuesday 16 April, is then expected to be moved to the Monday as soon as the two clubs can agree.

It’s believed Swallows have agreed, in principle to accommodating their PSL rivals and have already confirmed that the Dobsonville Stadium is available a day earlier for the fixture to go ahead on the night.

Sundowns face Cape Town Spurs tonight in the league and then have to return to prepare to take on University of Pretoria in the Nedbank Cup on Friday, with the next match the one away to Swallows.

CAF are yet to officially confirm the semifinal dates, but it has already been scheduled for the weekend of April 19.