After the climax of final qualifying round of the total CAF Champions league to group stages on 6th January 2021, 16 clubs await the draws for the groups which will be conducted in the afternoon of 8th January 2021 at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
Defending Champions, Al Ahly are into contention for the group draws, after edging out Niger’s Sonideep in the first round.
Meanwhile their counterpart and local archi rivals, Zamalek SC manged to get a bye on the qualifying round after Chad team Gazelle FC was disqualified from the competition.
Ghana’s Asante Kotoko was not given a chance to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat in Ghana against Al Ahilal Omdurman of Sudan as five of their players tested positive for Covid-19 and they couldn’t have a required number of 15 players to play the game, hence Al Ahilal Omdurman qualifying to group stages at expense Asante Kotoko.
Three times CAF Champions league winners Raja Casablanca failed to make to the group stages as they bow out at hands of Senegalese club, Teungueth FC.
Tanzania’s Simba SC returns to group stages after missing out on last season.
South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs are one of the debutants at the group stages after seeing off club de Agosto of Angola.
Egypt, South Africa, DR Congo, Sudan and Algeria are the only countries that have got two of their clubs reaching at the group stages.
All the 16 Clubs waiting for the draws on Friday includes.
Zamalek SC (Egypt), Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa), Al Ahly SC (Egypt), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Esperance de tunis (Tunisia), T.P Masembe (DRC), Teungueth FC (Senegal), Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan), CR Belouuzdad (Algeria), Simba SC (Tanzania), Al Amerrikh (Sudan), Wydad Athletic ( Morocco), AS Vita (DRC), MC Alger (Algeria), Horoya AC (Guninea) and Petro de Luanda (Angola).