Al Ahly & Zamalek drawn in difficult Groups | CAF Champions League

Al Ahly & Zamalek drawn in difficult Groups | CAF Champions League

Egypt’s Ahly and Zamalek have been drawn in tough groups as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held on Wednesday the draw for the group stages of both the 2017 African Champions League and the 2017 African Confederation Cup.

Ahly were drawn in group D alongside Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club, Cameroon’s Coton Sport and Zambia Zanaco.

Zamalek are in group B alongside Algeria’s USM Alger, Libya’s Ahli Tripoli and Caps United of Zimbabwe.

Group A

Etoile du Sahel
El Hilal
El Merreikh
Ferroviario Beira

Group B

USM Alger
Ahli Tripoli
Caps United

Group C

Mamelodi Sundowns
AS Vita

Group D

Al Ahly
Wydad Athletic Club
Coton Sport

Ahly and Zamalek avoided facing each other after being placed together in pot 1 alongside South Africa’s Sundowns and Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel.

Ahly, the record holders of eight Champions League trophies, sealed their place in the last-16 group stage following a 1-0 win on aggregate over South Africa’s Bidvest Wits in late March.

Five-time champions Zamalek reached the same round after a 5-3 win on aggregate over Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers International FC. They are bidding for their first title since 2002.

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