AmaZulu – Horoya’s sixth PSL opposition

AmaZulu players warming up

AmaZulu FC will become Horoya AC’s sixth Premier Soccer League (PSL) opposition when the two teams meet on Friday.

The two teams are set to clash in their second CAF Champions League Group B match and the encounter is scheduled to be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Horoya have met South Africa’s three biggest football clubs, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in the group stage of Africa’s most prestigious football competition, the Champions League.

The reigning Guinean champions were held to a 2-2 draw by Sundowns in Conakry, before the two teams drew 0-0 in Pretoria during the 2018 campaign.

Nicknamed HAC, Horoya then succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Pirates in Soweto Johannesburg, but they got their revenge at home as they emerged 2-1 winners in the 2018/19 season.

HAC were pitted against Chiefs last season with the two teams drawing 0-0 in Johannesburg and 2-2 in Conakry.

Prior to their encounters with the PSL’s Big Three, Horoya took on SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits in Africa’s secondary club football tournament, CAF Confederation Cup.

The 1978 CAF African Cup Winners’ Cup champions met SuperSport in the 2017 group stage with the two teams drawing 2-2 in Pretoria, before playing to a 0-0 stalemate in Conakry.

HAC also drew with Wits in South Africa as the two sides played out to a 0-0 stalemate in Johannesburg in a Group B clash, but the Western African side emerged 2-1 winners at home.

Overall, Horoya have recorded seven draws, two wins and one defeat against PSL opposition in continental club competitions.

AmaZulu will be looking to ensure that HAC remains winless in South Africa by securing a win over Lamine N’Diaye’s side.