൹ 29 Sep 20:30, GMT +3
≛ Orlando Pirates v Jwaneng
🄣 Orlando Pirates (1X2)
This is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in Africa.
The winner of the tournament earns a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup, which is contested by the champion clubs from all six continental confederations.
They also face the winner of the CAF Confederation Cup in the CAF Super Cup the following season.
Clubs that finish runners-up in their national leagues without qualifying for the Champions League are eligible for the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup.
The Egyptian clubs have won the most titles (16), followed by the Moroccan clubs with seven. The competition has been won by 26 clubs, 12 of which he has won more than once. Al Ahly is the most successful club in the history of the competition, having won the tournament ten times.
Based on the performance of their clubs in the previous 5 seasons/editions of the competition (the CAF 5-Year Ranking), 12 countries would be ranked. CAF Competitions Committee determines the number of teams that each association enters into the CAF Champions League annually.
Generally, the higher an association's ranking, the more teams it will have in the Champions League and the fewer qualification rounds it will have to endure.
As a knockout competition, the CAF Champions League consists of trim-down qualification rounds, a group stage, a two-leg knockout stage and a single-match final.
At the beginning of the competition, sixty-four qualified teams enter two qualification rounds: the preliminary stage and the first round. Following the first qualifying round, the remaining teams will be divided into four groups, while the teams that beat the first round winners will advance to the second qualifying round. The winner and runner-up from each group will advance to the two-legged knockout stage.
|Africa Cup of Nations
|CAF Champions League
|CAF Confederation Cup