The last day of the group stage of the African Champions League begins this Friday with the conclusion of pools A and B, four games on the program.
In Group A, Al Ahly receives Simba’s surprising Tanzanians in a no-stakes top shock. Both teams are indeed qualified and the visitors are sure to finish first. At home, the defending champion will still have the heart to impose himself to send a message and remind that he remains the boss despite a phase of groups so far very mixed with 2 wins, but also two draws, including a narrowly snatched last week against Al Merreikh (2-2), and a defeat. In the other group match, Vita Club and Al Merreikh will fight only for honor in Kinshasa and the Sudanese will finish last in this group unless they win.
On the other hand, more stakes in Group B, at the start of the afternoon, since CR Bélouizdad and Al Hilal will compete from a distance for their place in the quarter-finals. With two points ahead of their competitor, the Algerians move to South Africa, on the ground of Mamelodi Sundowns, already qualified. Still headed by interim coach Karim Bekhti, the CRB is making this trip without his two injured side Chamseddine Nessakh and Mokhtar Belkhiter. For their part, the Sudanese of Al Hilal are no longer masters of their own destiny and are visiting TP Mazembe. Already eliminated, the Ravens of Lubumbashi have disappointed greatly during this edition but they will be keen to save the honor by finally dropping out a first success in this groupâ ?? ¦
The last two qualifiers for the quarterfinals will be known on Saturday with the clash between Horoya and the Kaizer Chiefs and the distance duel between MC Alger and Zamalek.
The last day’s program (universal time schedules; for France, add 2 hours):