CAF Champions League: Five AFCON heroes ready to make an impact


As the TotalEnergies CAF AFCON 2023 fades into memory, the focus now shifts to the resumption of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League, with anticipation mounting for the stars who illuminated the international stage to now shine in club football’s grandest competition.

Following their stellar performances in the AFCON tournament, five standout players are poised to carry their momentum into the Champions League, captivating fans with their skill and determination.

  1. Ronwen Williams (GK) – Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa: Fresh off his heroics in South Africa’s bronze medal triumph, Williams, both captain of Mamelodi Sundowns and the national team, is set to showcase his shot-stopping prowess in the Champions League. His commanding presence between the sticks earned him recognition as the best goalkeeper of the AFCON tournament.
  2. Teboho Mokoena (MF) – Mamelodi Sundowns & South Africa: Mokoena’s midfield mastery was pivotal in South Africa’s AFCON journey, earning him a place in the tournament’s Best XI. As a key figure for Mamelodi Sundowns, his versatility and flair promise to add creativity to the Champions League campaign.
  3. Henock Inonga (DF) – Simba SC & DR Congo: Inonga’s defensive prowess for DR Congo caught the eye during AFCON 2023, establishing him as a formidable presence at the back. Representing Simba SC, his leadership and defensive acumen will be crucial as they vie for continental glory.
  4. Gilberto Deivi Miguel (FW) – Petro Atletico & Angola: Miguel’s attacking flair for Angola was evident throughout AFCON 2023, showcasing his potential as a potent goal-scoring threat. With Petro Atletico, his predatory instincts promise to keep opposition defenses on high alert in the Champions League.
  5. Djigui Diarra (GK) – Young Africans & Mali: Diarra’s agile displays in goal for Mali earned him plaudits during AFCON 2023, establishing him as a reliable last line of defense. Representing Young Africans, his shot-stopping abilities will be crucial as they navigate the challenges of the Champions League.

As the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League resumes, fans can expect these five stars to light up the competition with their skill, passion, and determination, carrying the legacy of AFCON 2023 onto the club football stage.

TotalEnergies CAF Champions League Match Day 5 Fixtures:

Friday, 23 February

16h00 GMT | Al-Hilal – Petro de Luanda

16h00 GMT | Medeama – Al Ahly SC

19h00 GMT | Asec Mimosas – Simba SC

Saturday, 24 February

13h00 GMT | Jwaneng Galaxy – Wydad AC

13h00 GMT | TP Mazembe – Pyramids FC

16h00 GMT | Nouadhibou – Mamelodi Sundowns FC

16h00 GMT | Young Africans – CR Belouizdad

19h00 GMT | ES Sahel – ES Tunis

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