KCCA of Uganda, Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland, Township Rollers of Botswana and Horoya of Guinea became the first clubs from their countries to reach the CAF Champions League group stage Saturday.
Mozambican champions, UD Songo, bowed out of with their heads high after defeating DR Congo, TP Mazembe, 3-0 on Saturday in Beira.
A Wonder Nhleko 18th minute strike finished off visiting Zanaco of Zambia as Mbabane Swallows won 3-1 on aggregate as the Swazi champions reached the group stage of the CAF Champions League for the first time.
Angola’s Primero De Agosto secured a historic place at the group stage for the first time since 1997 following a hard-fought victory over Bidvest Wits of South Africa at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.
KCCA have become Uganda’s first team to qualify for the group stage of the premier continental club championship.
A gallant performance by Supersport United saw them come back from behind to register a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Angolan side, Petro de Luanda, in their 1/16th round second leg on Friday evening at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria.
Nkana coach Beston Chambeshi says nothing is impossible as the Zambian outfit attempts a dramatic comeback in their 1/16th round second leg against Algerian side CR Belouizdad on Saturday in Kitwe.
Egyptian giants Zamalek will try to overturn the shocking 2-1 first leg loss when they play hosts to Ethiopia's debutants Wolaitta Dicha on Sunday in Suez, about 140-kilometres from the capital Cairo.
Zanaco coach Mumamba Numba is confident his charges can they will avenge their home loss when they visit Mbabane Swallows on Saturday and safely secure their passage to the lucrative mini-league stage.
Supersport United caretaker coach, Keitano Tembo, is unfazed by his temporary position of leading Matsatsantsa as the club prepares for their 1/16th round second leg clash against Petro Atletico on Friday.