Now, the Brazilians have also played against other top African nations in recent times, such as Wydad Casablanca.
However the Egyptian giants are the most successful club in Caf Champions League history and this is the game that is exciting Brazilians' fans the most.
Sundowns face Al Ahly in the quarter-final first leg of the competition in two weeks time on April 5, and their fans are already thinking about their travel arrangements for the return leg in Egypt on April 12.
The Al Ahly of your 2008 is long gone.. this is a different Al Ahly which you speak of.. they palyed the final of CAFCL last season.. they are favourites from the bookies side.. what is Sundowns away form in the group stages? https://t.co/IsYfJg8JKU— Yem - Yem (@Simphiwe_Chef) March 21, 2019
Sundowns vs Al Ahly 😭— Kekana's Right Foot 💀 (@FootyJulius) March 21, 2019
I have to be there.
Sundowns vs Al Ahly.. The Brazilian are going through to the semis #CAFCLDraw— Garvey (@iAmKingducer) March 20, 2019
Not much history between Sundowns & Al Ahly except a 4-2 aggregate win for the Egyptians in 2007.— Sandile Ndumo (@Doc_Ndumo) March 21, 2019
Robyn Johannes, Vuyo Mere & Jackson Mabokgwane are the only three survivors - still active- from that team
But this Downs side definitely has the mettle to come out tops.#CAFCL
South Africa (@GoalcomSA) March 20, 2019
Joe: You have to beat the best to be the best. Sundowns have to beat Al Ahly.— Vince Male (@Vince_Male) March 21, 2019
Cry baby: Why don't you say Al Ahly have to beat Sundowns to be the best?
I give up 😂😂😂
Thulani Thuswa has taken social media of Sundowns to just under 100k interactions.— Pro Philani Ndlela (@prophilani) March 21, 2019
This is a remarkable achievement. The Al Ahly match will definitely take the club to over 100k. The Al Ahly match is big for Sundowns. The Sundowns match is competition for Al Ahly.
Mamelodi Sundowns got their first star against Al Ahly so why should they be scared? pic.twitter.com/2c1B3H92mQ— Mulalo 🇿🇦 SA (@MphumaM) March 20, 2019
Sundowns 🇿🇦 v Al Ahly 🇪🇬 yesssssssssssssssss 💃💃💃— Swazi Q. Dlamini (@mhlayisto) March 20, 2019
Ahead of the quarter-finals draw here are the honours of the team— N U H U ®️ (@NuhuAdams_) March 20, 2019
Al Ahly SC 🇪🇬 - 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
TP Mazembe 🇨🇩 - 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Esperance Tunis 🇹🇳 - 🏆🏆🏆
Wydad AC 🇲🇦 - 🏆🏆
Mamelodi Sundowns 🇿🇦 - 🏆
Horoya AC 🇬🇳 - None
CS Constantine 🇩🇿 - None
Simba SC 🇹🇿 - None #TotalCAFCL
I only need accomodation... I have money for food and transport to Pretoria for Sundowns vs Al Ahly. I really want that game... The last time i watched a game of this magnitude was way back in 2013.— ☆MAYANGA☆ (@Mdange_KaTshiwo) March 20, 2019
Any volunteers? I can sleep in the Garage if it must be