Picture : Al Ahly Cairo won the last CAF Champions League in July.

TotalEnergies CAF Champions League fixtures to pick 16 group phase qualifiers known.

Al Ahly of Cairo, Egypt will join the race to retain the title they won last July against South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs of Nuturena with what looks like a  kindergarten date with US Gendarmerie of Niger Republic when sixteen fixtures get underway across Africa next month. The 16 winners will obtain direct qualification for the  group phase of the tournament; while, the 16 losers will join the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup for the rest of the way. The draw to pit the 32 aspirants for the seat currently occupied by Al Ahly of Cairo have produced the following ties:

Amazulu FC(South Africa)/TP Mazembe(DR Congo); Stade Malien(Mali)/Horoya AC(Guinea); ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast)/CR Belouizdad(Algeria); AS ManiemaUnion(DR Congo)/Mamelodi Sundowns(South Africa); Al Ittihad(Libya)/Espérance de Tunis(Tunisia); Hearts of Oak(Ghana)/Wydad AC(Morocco); LPRC Oilers(Liberia)/Raja Casablanca(Morocco); APR FC(Rwanda)/Etoile Sahel(Tunisia); US Gendarmerie(Niger Republic)/Al Ahly(Egypt); Tusker FC(Kenya)/Zamalek(Egypt); AS Otoho(Congo Republic)/Atlético Petroleos(Angola); FC Nouadhibou(Mauritania)/ES Sétif(Algeria); Jwaneng Galaxy(Botswana)/Simba SC(Tanzania); Rivers United(Nigeria)/Al Hilal(Sudan); Sagrada Esperança(Angola)/Royal Leopards(Eswatini); Al Merreikh(Sudan)/Zanaco FC(Zambia).

The first leg matches will be played 15-17 October and the second legs 22-24 October.