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Raja to face Al Ahly in CAF Champions League quarter-finals



Defending champions Al Ahly of Egypt will face three-time winners Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the quarter-finals of the 2021/2022 African Champions League later this month.

Al Ahly are chasing a third consecutive CAF Champions League title and a record-extending 11th triumph in the competition being organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Former champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, one of two sides to go unbeaten through the group stages, have been paired with Angolan side Petro de Luanda in the last eight.

The remaining two quarter-final ties will have Esperance of Tunisia facing ES Setif of Algeria, and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca paired with CR Belouizdad of Algeria.

The four group winners will have home advantage in the second leg.

The progress to the semi-finals will see Al Ahly facing either ES Setif or Esperance.

Meanwhile, in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final draw, which was also conducted on Tuesday. a Libyan derby was thrown up.

Al Ittihad and Al Ahly of Tripoli will square it out.

Also, two-time champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo will face Egyptian side Pyramids.

2020 winners RS Berkane of Morocco have an all-North African clash with Al Masry of Egypt.

Tanzania’s Simba SC will take on South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in the final tie of the round.

Below is the full draw:

African Champions League quarter-finals

Al Ahly (Egypt) vs Raja Casablanca (Morocco)

ES Setif (Algeria) vs Esperance (Tunisia)

CR Belouizdad (Algeria) vs Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)

Petro de Luanda (Angola) vs Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Semi-final draw

Al Ahly or Raja Casablanca vs ES Setif or Esperance

Petro de Luanda or Mamelodi Sundowns vs CR Belouizdad or Wydad Casablanca

CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final draw

Simba SC (Tanzania) vs Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

Al Ittihad (Libya) vs Al Ahly Tripoli (Libya)

Pyramids FC (Egypt) vs TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Al Masry (Egypt) vs RS Berkane (Morocco)

Semi-final draw

Al Ittihad or Al Ahly Tripoli vs Simba SC or Orlando Pirates

Pyramids or TP Mazembe vs Al Masry or RS Berkane

NAN reports that the dates of and kick-off times for the matches will be announced in due course by CAF.

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