CAF Champions League quarterfinals take shape as six teams secure qualification

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Six groups have secured their place on this season’s TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Quarter-finals, after some nail-biting spherical of Match Day 5 fixtures that occurred on Friday and Saturday.

Defending champions and Egyptian giants, Al Ahly stay heading in the right direction to their title protection after a 1-0 victory over Ghana’s Medeama noticed them by to the thrilling knockout part of the competitors with a sport to spare.

Becoming a member of the reigning champions after Match Day 5 are 5 sturdy African golf equipment: Ivorian aspect Asec Mimosas, South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns who’re additionally the African Soccer League champions, Angola’s Petro de Luanda, former African Champions and FIFA Membership World Cup finalists TP Mazembe and Tanzania’s Younger Africans who all qualify for the quarter-finals of the continent’s premier membership competitors with a sport in hand.

Of the present six groups which have formally booked their locations, solely two are but to style continental success, with Al Ahly (11), Asec Mimosas (1), Mamelodi Sundowns (1) and TP Mazembe (5) all having beforehand lifted Africa’s most coveted membership soccer trophy.

The qualification of the six groups formally units up a grand closing to the group phases of the competitors in what is bound to be a dramatic race to securing the final two obtainable spots on Match Day 6 scheduled for 01 – 02 March.

Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe are by in Group A, whereas Group D was determined by Ahly and Younger Africans’ respective wins, that means that the 2 remaining locations will likely be contested in Group B and C.

In Group B, Morocco’s Wydad AC who had a slightly gradual begin to their Group Stage marketing campaign injected life into the title ambitions with a 1-0 win over Jwaneng Galaxy in Botswana – a consequence that sees them tied on six (6) factors with Simba AC, who face Jwaneng Galaxy in subsequent week’s remaining spherical, whereas Wydad tackle the high-flying Asec Mimosas.

In Group C, Petro de Luanda’s qualification leaves the race for a second place to be contested by Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Al-Hilal. Curiously, the 2 sides face one another head on in a fixture that guarantees to supply fireworks in Tunis on Saturday night.

TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Match Day 6 Fixtures:

Friday, 01 March

16h00 GMT | CR Belouizdad – Medeama

16h00 GMT | Al Ahly – Younger Africans

Saturday, 02 March

13h00 GMT | Pyramids – Nouadhibou

13h00 GMT | Mamelodi Sundowns – TP Mazembe

16h00 GMT | Simba – Jwaneng

16h00 GMT | Wydad – Asec

19h00 GMT |  ES Tunis – Al-Hilal

19h00 GMT | Petro de Luanda – ES Sahel. – cafonline.com 

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