Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns 2020/21 CAF Champions League fixture dates confirmed

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In what will be the 25th edition of the African Champions League format, Chiefs will be aiming for their first-ever group stage qualification while Sundowns have now qualified for the competition for seven consecutive seasons.

Only four games separate the South African giants from entering the group stage phase with a preliminary round and first-round qualification system that will take place over two legs in the traditional home and away format.

While the 2019/20 edition has yet to be finalised with the Champions League and Confederation Cup last-four ties scheduled for the end of September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAF has announced the plans for next season.

10. Oussama Darragi - 14 goals in 47 games (Wydad
10. Oussama Darragi - 14 goals in 47 games (Wydad and Club Africain)
9. Yannick N'Djeng - 15 goals in 39 games (Esperan
9. Yannick N'Djeng - 15 goals in 39 games (Esperance)
8. Mohamed Barakat - 17 goals in 68 games (Al Ahly
8. Mohamed Barakat - 17 goals in 68 games (Al Ahly)
7. Edward Sadomba - 18 goals in 43 games (Al Ahli
7. Edward Sadomba - 18 goals in 43 games (Al Ahli and Al Hilal)
6. Dioko Kaluyituka - 18 goals in 33 games (TP Maz
6. Dioko Kaluyituka - 18 goals in 33 games (TP Mazembe)
5. Mbwana Samatta - 20 goals in 40 games (Simba an
5. Mbwana Samatta - 20 goals in 40 games (Simba and TP Mazembe)
4. Flavio - 21 goals in 54 games (Petro Luanda and
4. Flavio - 21 goals in 54 games (Petro Luanda and Al Ahly)
3. Emad Motaeb - 24 goals in 74 games (Al Ahly)
3. Emad Motaeb - 24 goals in 74 games (Al Ahly)
2. Tresor Mputu - 27 goals in 55 games (TP Mazembe
2. Tresor Mputu - 27 goals in 55 games (TP Mazembe Kabuscorp)
1. Mohamed Aboutrika - 31 goals in 88 games (Al Ah
1. Mohamed Aboutrika - 31 goals in 88 games (Al Ahly)
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Scroll through the gallery to see the top 10 scorers in CAF Champions League history.

The current coefficient system ranks the Absa Premiership amongst the 12 leading nations on the continent, thus along with Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, DR Congo, Zambia, Nigeria, Guinea, Angola and Sudan will have two representatives in the opening stage.

Meanwhile, Libya, who are currently embroiled in a civil war, will be excluded from the competition due to the league being inactive.

The preliminary round ties will take place between 20-29 November and the first round is scheduled between 11th and 20th of December.

With a six-round group stage, the 12th of February will see Africa's elite club competition in full swing, while the last group clash will take place on 11 April 2021.

  • Quarter-finals - 14–16 May 2021 and 21–23 May 2021
  • Semi-finals - 18–20 June 2021 and 25–27 June 2021
  • Final - 17 July 2021