The 2020/21 CAF Champions League draw is set this Friday at CAF headquarters in Cairo Egypt at 12:00 GMT (3pm Uganda time).
The aggregate winners from the recent Preliminary Round will take place in the Group Stage draw.
Last year’s finalists Al Ahly and Zamalek are among the 16 teams waiting to learn their fate in the group stages that will kickoff on February 12/13, 2021.
Zamalek reached this stage after their opponent Gazelle FC (Chad) were disqualified.
Al Ahly beat AS SONIDEP from Niger 5-0 on aggregate and is among the five clubs that have been seeded in Pot 1 alongside Wydad from Morocco, Esperance (Tunis) and TP Mazembe.
Sudan’s El Merreikh overcame eliminated Nigeria’s Enyimba to reach the lucrative group stages for the first time since 2017.
Algeria’s CR Belouizdad and MC Alger ousted Gor Mahia (Kenya) and CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) respectively to storm the groups.
Tanzania’s Simba found their way past Platinum thanks to a 4-1 aggregate and are in Pot three.
South Africa will have two representatives – Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs.
Minnows Teungueth FC (Senegal) produced one of the biggest shocks when they eliminated Raja Casablanca (Morocco) via penalty shootouts after blanks in both legs.
Al Hilal got a walkover against Ghana’s Asante Kotoko who saw their second leg cancelled for failure to raise the required number of players in Sudan due to Covid19.
Total CAF Champions League Draw Pots
Al Ahly SC ??
Wydad AC ??
Espérance Tunis ??
TP Mazembe ??
Zamalek SC ??
Mamelodi Sundowns ??
Horoya AC ??
AS Vita Club ??
Petro Atletico ??
Simba SC ??
Al Hilal Club ??
MC Alger ??
Kaizer Chiefs ??
Al Merrikh SC ??
CR Belouizdad ??
Teungueth FC ??
Dates For The Group Stages:
· Match Day 1 – 12th/13th of February 2021,
· Match Day 2 – 23rd of February 2021,
· Match Day 3 – 5th/6th of March 2021
· Match Day 4 – 16th of March 2021
· Match Day 5 – 2nd/3rd of April 2021
· Match Day 6 – 9th/10th of April 2021