Yet again the Arab teams showed class as they made it through to semis with only South Africa’s Mamelodi joining them.
Al Ahly af Egypt, Waydad Casablanca of Morocco, Esperance de Tunis of Tunisia are the Arab teams that made it through with only Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa joining them.
Record champions Al Ahly eliminated Raja Casablanca on aggregate 2-0 after their goalless draw in Morocco in the return leg, Al Ahly had won the first leg in Egypt with a 2-0 score.
Defending Champions Waydad Casablanca needed penalties to progress through over Tanzanian giants Simba SC, after 1-1 score on aggregate as both teams won 1-0 in their respective home grounds, Waydad Casablanca won 4-3 in penalties.
Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa needed a comeback to defeat Algerian giants CR Belouizdad 2-1 in South Africa as they had won 4-1 in Algiers, Mamelodi progressed through on a 6-2 aggregate.
Esperance de Tunis from Tunisia also needed a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Algerian side JS Kablyie and so they progressed through on a 2-1 aggregate.
In the Semifinals, Esperance de Tunis will face off record champions Al Ahly from Egypt.
In the other fixture, Mamelodi Sundowns will face off defending Champions Waydad Casablanca.