Egyptian champions Al Ahly will host Algeria’s CR Belouizdad in the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League highlight match of the weekend as the continental games enter match day three.
The North African derby pitting the two giants is expected to be a tight one since the two sides are separated by a mere point in Group D, with Ahly leading the pack on 4 points ahead of the Algerians, Medeama of Ghana as well as Tanzania’s Young Africans.
A simultaneous Group D fixture taking place in Ghana sees Medeama playing host to Young Africans.
Yanga, as the Tanzanian giants are commonly referred to must get a result against the Ghanaians should they have any hopes of progressing to the knock out stages.
Last season’s silver-medalists, Wydad Athletic Club, who are yet to collect a point following their shock defeat to Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy as well as last weekend’s loss to Ivorian powerhouse, Asec Mimosas must also win this weekend.
In Tunisia, ES Tunis face a high in confidence Petro de Luanda who occupy the summit of Group C.
The Angolans have won both their opening group matches against ES Sahel and Al Hilal and will be looking at continuing their fine form.
Concluding the weekend is an exciting north versus south duel between hosts, Mamelodi Sundowns and Pyramids FC of Egypt.
The South Africans are in good form lately with their most recent achievement being the African Football League that they won on home soil last month.
Their draw against TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi last week sees all four Group A clubs tied on 3 points.
Pyramids on the other hand will be looking at putting their defeat to Nouadhibou behind them who stunned them with a 2-0 defeat last weekend.
TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Match Day 3 Fixtures
Friday December 8
16h00 GMT | Medeama – Young Africans
16h00 GMT | Al Ahly – CR Belouizdad
19h00 GMT | ES Sahel – Al Hilal
Saturday December 9
13h00 GMT | Jwaneng Galaxy – Asec Mimosas
16h00 GMT | Nouadhibou – TP Mazembe
19:00 GMT | Wydad – Simba
19:00 GMT | Hope – Petro de Luanda
Sunday December 10
19:00 GMT | Sundowns – Pyramids