Mamelodi Sundowns have secured a minimum of R56 million from the African Football League (AFL) after reaching the final of the new competition. The Brazilians held Al Ahly to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday and progressed with a 1-0 aggregate victory over the Egyptian champions. Sundowns and Wydad, who eliminated Esperance in the other semi-final, will both receive $4 million as finalists. However, Sundowns are aiming for the top prize of R74 million, which they can claim by beating Wydad and becoming the first AFL champions.
The AFL final will be played over two legs, like the previous rounds. Sundowns will travel to Wydad for the first leg at Mohamed V Sports Complex on Sunday, 5 November. The second leg will be at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday, 11 November. The kick-off times are still to be confirmed. The winner will lift the AFL trophy and the runner-up will get silver medals.