Rivers United Knows CAFCC Quarter-Final Opponent As CAF Holds Draw March 12 

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THE quarter-final draw for the 2023/24 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup will be conducted on Tuesday, 12 March 2024.

This information was made public by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday in Cairo the Egyptian capital.

The draw will be conducted in Cairo, Egypt starting with the CAF Confederation Cup at 14h00 Cairo time – 12h00 GMT and the CAF Champions League at 15h00 Cairo time – 13h00 GMT.

The teams that will participate in the quarter-finals of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup are known following the conclusion of the group stage over the weekend.

In the Champions League, Tanzania have two teams, Simba Sporting Club and Young Africans while Egypt is represented by 11-time Champions Al Ahly.

Previous winners of the prestigious club competition still in the race are TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Esperance Sportive de Tunisia, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Ivorian giant Asec Mimosas.

It’s noteworthy to state that East Africa, North Africa and the Southern part of the continent have two representatives each in the knockout phase while Central Africa and West Africa have one slot each in the CAF Champions League this year.

The CAF Confederation Cup knockout phase is dominated by teams from North Africa, five in total with two, Modern Future Football Club and Zamalek coming from Egypt.

Dreams FC of Ghana, Nigeria’s Rivers United and Stade Malien de Bamako of Mali are holding it down for the West Africa sub-region.

It’s interesting to know that South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo which failed to reach the final of AFCON last month in Cote D’Ivoire have flag bears in the CAF Champions League while Nigeria which lost to Côte D’Ivoire is seen in the CAF Confederation Cup and Asec is Côte D’Ivoire’s eye in the Champions League.

Tanzania which could not make it past the group stage of the African Nations Cup has Simba SC and Young Africans in the elite club competition.

Only Libya that couldn’t make it to Cote d’Ivoire is the country with a club in either the CAF Champions League or CAF Confederation Cup with Abu Salem robbing shoulders in the second-tier Club competition on the continent.

CAF Champions League Quarter-Finals Qualified Teams:

  • Al Ahly – Egypt
  • ASEC Mimosas – Cote d’Ivoire 
  • Mamelodi Sundowns – South 
  • Africa Atletico Petroleos – Angola 
  • TP Mazembe – DR Congo
  • Simba SC – Tanzania 
  • Esperance de Tunis – Tunis
  • Young Africans – Tanzania

CAF Confederation Cup Quarter-Finals Qualified Teams:

  • USM Alger – Algeria
  • Zamalek – Egypt
  • Dreams FC – Ghana
  • RS Berkane – Morocco
  • Modern Future – Egypt
  • Abu Salem – Libya
  • Rivers United – Nigeria
  • Stade Malien – Mali

 

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