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Sunday, January 6, 2019

CAF Champions League Group Draw Fixtures For 2018/2019 Season

The 2018–19 CAF Champions League group fixtures is finally ready. It will be the 55th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 23rd edition under the current CAF Champions League title.

The 2018–19 CAF Champions League will for sponsorship reasons officially be 2018–19 Total CAF Champions League. This season will follow a transitional calendar which allows the CAF club competitions to switch from a February-to-November schedule to an August–to-May schedule, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

The winners of the 2018–19 CAF Champions League will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup in the 2019 CAF Super Cup. Espérance de Tunis of Tunisia are the defending champions.

The draw for the group stage was held on 28 December 2018, at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt. The 16 teams, including the title holders Espérance de Tunis and the 15 winners of the first round of qualifying, were drawn into four groups of four.

In the group stage, each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

After the CAF Champions League preliminary stages,16 clubs were finally produced which have been drawn into four groups and they are as follows;

CAF Champions League Group Draw Fixtures For 2018/2019 Season

GROUP A

Lobi Stars (Nigeria)

Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)

ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast)

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)


GROUP B

FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)

Horoya (Guinea)

Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)

Orlando Pirates (South Africa)


GROUP C

Al-Ahly (Egypt)

Simba (Tanzania)

JS Saoura (Algeria)

AS Vita Club (DR Congo)


GROUP D

TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Club African (Tunisia)

CS Constantine (Algeria)

Ismaily (Egypt)

The 2018–19 CAF Champions League group stage will be played from 11 January to 17 March 2019.

The 16 teams will compete in the group stage to decide the eight places in the knockout stage of the 2018–19 CAF Champions League.


The draw for the knockout stage will be held on 20 March 2019.

Check out the CAF 2018/2019 Confederation Cup Play-off Fixtures

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