Record eight-time winners Al-Ahly are in the semis following their 4-0 victory over Horoya of Guinea over the weekend in Cairo, after the first leg in Conakry ended goalless. They will face Algerian side ES Setif, who knocked out defending champions Wydad Casablanca.
Southern Africa will be represented by Primeiro de Agosto from Angola, who upset TP Mazembe in the last round of eight. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw in Lubumbashi, as Agosto progressed on away goals. It’s the first time in their history they reach the semi-finals of the continent’s biggest club competition.
Agosto will face Esperance of Tunisia in the last four, a big challenge for them.
Esperance knocked out their rivals Etoile du Sahel, winning the tie 3-1 on aggregate.
Al-Ahly will no doubt be the favourites to win the competition, having been in good form throughout the competition. During the group stages the Egyptian giants scored nine goals in six matches, losing just once. They’ve scored a total of 20 goals in 10 matches, which should be a worry for their opponents Setif, who conceded nine goals in their six group matches.