Matchweek 4 saw 3 teams securing their place in the last 8 of Africa’s elite club competition – the CAF Champions League.

Esperance Tunis, Mamelodi Sundows and Wydad Casablanca have all sealed their place in the quarterfinals of the competition.

Here is a roundup of what happened on matchweek 4 of the CAF Champions League.

Group A

Normalcy was restored in Group A as Al Ahly comfortably secured a huge victory over Congo’s AS Vita Club to move into 2nd place in the group with 7 points.

This has now taken the current holders of the trophy 3 points ahead of Vita Club and are ahead of them not only on goal difference but also head-to-head.

The win has also put some pressure on Simba who are in a great position to go through as they sit on top of the table with 10 points. Al Ahly, however, can turn the tables by beating the Tanzanian side in the return leg to make it interesting in the fight for the top spot.

Vita Club still has hopes of qualifying too but will need other results to work out in their favour as well.

Al-Merrikh are out of contention having only 1 point from their 4 games.

Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdy and Taher Mohamed scored for Al Ahly as the Egyptian champions sailed to a 3-0 victory.



Simba S.C. also secured an easy 3-0 victory over Sudanese side Al-Merrikh with goals from Luis Miquissone, Mohammed Husseini Mohamed and Mutshimba Kope Magalu to stay 3 points clear at the top of Group A.

  1. Simba (Tanzania) – 10 points
  2. Al Ahly (Egypt) – 7 points
  3. AS Vita Club (DR Congo) – 4 points
  4. Al-Merrikh (Sudan) – 1 point (out of contention)

Group B

Group B is the only group that consists of a team that has won all its games in the group stages so far – South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.



The good news continues for the side after the club owner Patrice Motsepe was appointed as the CAF President.

The Sundowns made it 4 wins out of 4 as they beat the tough TP Mazembe who the current champions from DR Congo and lead the Linafoot this season as well.

Lebohang Maboe’s goal was enough to secure the 3 points for the South African champions to keep them perfect with a 1-0 victory.

The win puts Sundowns through to the quarterfinals of the competition as they sit on 12 points.

The other match in the group saw Sudan’s Al-Hilal Club holding on to a 0-0 draw against Algeria’s CR Belouizdad. The leaders in the Sudan Premier League put on a strong defensive shift to come away with a point at home in Omdurman.

This means that there is going to be a tough fight for the 2nd spot in Group B with Al-Hilal and CR Belouizdad on 3 points and TP Mazembe on 2.

  1. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) – 12 points (through to the quarterfinals)
  2. Al-Hilal Club (Sudan) – 3 points
  3. CR Belouizdad (Algeria) – 3 points
  4. TP Mazembe (DR Congo) – 2 points

Group C

Group C has seen no surprises so far with Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca securing their place in the last 8 with a 0-0 draw against Guinea’s Horoya in Conakry.

South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs managed to only pick up a point against bottom of the group, Angola’s Petro Atletico in Luanda as their game also ended 0-0.



These results mean that Wydad stay on top comfortably with 10 points and it will be either Kaizer Chiefs of Horoya joining the Moroccans in the last 8. Although Petro de Luanda are mathematically still in with a chance to qualify, it seems like more than a miracle for them to go through.

  1. Wydad AC (Morocco) – 10 points
  2. Horoya (Guinea) – 5 points
  3. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) – 5 points
  4. Petro de Luanda (Angola) – 1 point

Group D

Group D has been almost certainly been decided. Esperance Sportive de Tunis have booked their place in the quarterfinals after a 1-0 victory over Egypt’s Zamalek.



The Egyptian Premier League leaders have struggled in the African competition and have been made to pay as they are virtually out of this year’s tournament after losing to the Tunisian champions.

Hamdou Elhouni’s 73rd minute goal sealed the side’s spot in the final 8 of Africa’s biggest club competition.

MC Alger are also just 1 step away from mathematically securing their place in the last 8 after a win against Teungueth thanks to a Mehdi Benaldjia goal after 25 minutes that the Algerians held on to.

The 1-0 victory saw MC Alger move onto 8 points, just 2 behind group leaders ES Tunis.

  1. ES Tunis (Tunisia) – 10 points
  2. MC Alger (Algeria) – 8 points
  3. Zamalek (Egypt) – 2 points
  4. Teungueth (Senegal) – 1 point