CAF CL: Mazembe, Ahly, Esperance, Sundowns Set For Semis

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The 2023/2024 CAF Champions League campaign reaches the semi-finals this weekend when four African heavyweights meet in the first leg on Saturday, 20th April.

Al Ahly (Egypt), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Espérance Sportive Tunis (Tunisia) and Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) are the four remaining clubs contending for Africa’s most prized club football crown.

The first leg semi-finals will be played this weekend, 20 April, with the return leg scheduled for 25th – 2th6 April 2024.

It has been 10 years since the Democratic Republic of Congo side, TP Mazembe – former FIFA Club World Cup finalists – reached the finals of the CAF Champions League.

They will have to overcome a major hurdle this weekend when they meet current champions Al Ahly of Egypt in Lubumbashi.

Amongst the four clubs, a total of 21 CAF Champions League titles have been won, with defending champions Ahly dominating with eleven titles, Mazembe with five, ES Tunis with four, and Mamelodi Sundowns with a single title.

In Tunis, ES Tunis continue their search for a fifth title after last tasting continental glory in 2019. They welcome Mamelodi Sundowns, whose 2016 title is coupled with a recent confidence-boosting African Football League (AFL) triumph that has elevated their pedigree on the continent.

TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Semi-Finals Fixtures:

Saturday, 20th April (First Leg)

13h00 GMT | TP Mazembe vs Al Ahly SC

19h00 GMT | Espérance Sportive Tunis vs Mamelodi Sundowns

Friday, 26th April (Second Leg)

18h00 GMT | Mamelodi Sundowns vs Espérance Sportive Tunis

19h00 GMT | Al Ahly SC vs TP Mazembe.

All four clubs will be gunning for a place in the  CAF Champions League Final, which has been confirmed to take place on Saturday, 18 May for the first leg, with the Second Leg confirmed for Saturday, 25 May 2024.

Source CAF

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