CAF CL: AL Ahly, TP Mazembe separated as Simba seeded in Pot C
2018 CAF Champions League finalists Esperance and Al Ahly will not meet in the group stages of this season’s group stages.
This is after the two together with five and two-time winners TP Mazembe and Wydad Casablanca were seeded in Pot 1 ahead of the group stage draws.
The draws have been scheduled for Friday, 28 December 2018 at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.
DR Congo Champions and last season’s Confederations cup losing finalists AS Vita Club, Club Africain from Tunisia, Guinea’s AC Horoya and South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns are the seeded teams of level II in Pot 2.
Pot 3 has ASEC Mimosas, CS Constantine, Orlando Pirates and CECAFA moneybags Simba SC while Pot 4 has FC Platinum, Ismaily, J.S Saoura and Lobi Stars from Nigeria.
Procedure for draw
The teams in Pot 1 will be drawn first. The first ball drawn will go directly to group A, the second ball drawn will to group B, the third to group C and the fourth to group D.
The same procedure will be repeated for teams in Pot B, C and D respectively.
The group stage will commence on January 11th next year and run up to March 17th.