Caf Champions League: Eight former champions await to know the quarter final pairings
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Caf Champions League: Eight former champions await to know the quarter final pairings

For the first time in history, all the eight quarterfinalists in the Caf Champions League have lifted this coveted trophy in the past.

The eight teams have won the coveted trophy an astonishing 29 times, with Al Ahly dominating the winners roll with eight titles. Congolese side TP Mazembe and Egypt's Zamalek have won the titles five times each. 

Defending champions Esperance, whose 26-match unbeaten run was broken on Saturday by Raja, have won this trophy four times with Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca lifting it three times.

The other Moroccan giant in the last eight Wydad Casablanca have won it twice while Tunisia's Etoile Du Sahel andSouth Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns have lifted the big trophy once each.

Interestingly six of the eight teams are from North Africa with TP Mazembe and Sundowns breaking the Arab stranglehold on the competition.

The draw for the quarterfinal pairings will be done on February 5 in Cairo.