File- Al Ahly team
CAIRO – 10 October 2019: CAF Champions League Group Stage draw held on Wednesday night in Cairo and the Egyptian giants, Al-Ahly were handed a tough group.
Al-Ahly, who won a record 8 CAF Champions League titles, were drawn alongside Tunisian giants, Etoile du Sahel, Sudan’s Al Hilal and FC Platinum from Zimbabwe.
On the other hand, defending champions, Esperance, were drawn in the group of death alongside two Arab rivals, Raja Casablanca of Morocco and Algeria’s JS Kabylie, as well as the Congolese giants, AS Vita Club.
The four teams of the group have lifted the prestigious title before and they are ready to fight for a place at the next stages of the competition.
The 2019 CAF Champions League finalists, Wydad Casablanca, handed a tough draw against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, Angola’s Petro de Luanda and USM Alger of Algeria.
Five-time winners, TP Mazembe, Zambia’s ZESCO United, Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto of Angola and the winner of Zamalek clash against Génération Footcomprise Group A.
The teams will play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format and the top two teams of each group will reach the quarter finals.
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