The 2023-24 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup group stage lineup will be determined this weekend as the second legs of the final qualifying round are set to take place.
Egyptian powerhouse Zamalek faces a daunting challenge as they attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg against Djibouti’s AS Arta Solar. Arta Solar, with several standout players, could secure their historic first group stage qualification.
South Africa’s Sekhukhune United, making their debut in the competition, currently holds a 3-1 advantage over DR Congo’s Saint Eloi Lupopo and aims to advance further.
Angola’s Sagrada Esperanca will look to recover from a 1-0 first-leg loss as they host Mozambique’s Ferroviaro de Maputo.
Gaborone United from Botswana is in a balanced position following a late 1-1 away draw with South Africa’s Supersport United, setting the stage for an exciting return leg.
Two-time champions RS Berkane managed to rally from a 2-0 deficit to secure a commendable 2-2 draw away against Nigeria’s Bendel Insurance. The Moroccans now have home advantage as they seek to advance.
DR Congo’s Diables Noirs are on the verge of securing back-to-back group stage qualifications after their 2-1 first-leg victory away to Zambia’s MUZA FC.
Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar Kenema holds a 2-0 aggregate lead over Tunisia’s Club Africain as they prepare for the challenging second leg in North Africa.
Meanwhile, Uganda’s Kampala Capital City, Egypt’s Future FC, and Nigeria’s Rivers United face the uphill task of overturning first-leg deficits against Libyan, Tanzanian, and Burkinabe opponents.
South Sudan’s Al Merreikh Juba, Ghana’s Dreams FC, and Mali’s Stade Malien hold narrow first-leg advantages that they will aim to protect at home against Angolan, Sierra Leonean, and Burundian rivals.
Defending champions USM Alger of Algeria are set to face Moroccan club FUS Rabat over two legs, with the winner earning a spot in the group stage of Africa’s secondary club competition.