Good Morning Guys,
Tuesday is here finally. The 24th of May 2016 and today, we get to discover our CAF Champions League group stage opponents.
It is interesting for us because it has been a little while since we got into the group stages of the competition and to be grouped this season speaks of some progress. Even though we are not anywhere near the finished product, we have done well so far and it is expedient we carried the form into the competition.
The draw is either at 12noon or 1pm I’m not sure right now and if you have a good Internet, you can watch it all unfold. The link is below:
You can always check that link once in a while to know the exact time they get started.
Like we promised on the blog yesterday, we have brought you a profile of the eight teams in the Championship. Their history in CAF Competitions is also attached. It’s all below. Confession time: I did not write these club profiles myself. I copied and pasted.
But which three would you prefer to be grouped with us?
Name: Enyimba Football Club
Nickname: People’s Elephants, The Aba Warriors
History: CAFCL Champions Twice. CAF Super Cup Champions twice
Reached the quarter finals of the CAFCL 6 times.
Name: Wydad Athletic Club
Nickaname: Rouge et Blancs
History: CAFCL Champions once
CAFCL Runners up once
CAF Super Cup Champions once
Reached the quarter finals of the CAFCL 3 times
Name: Zamalek Sports Club Zamalek SC
Nickname: The white knights, The royal team
History: CAFCL champions 5 times CAFCL runners up once
CAF Super Cup Champions 3 times
Reached the quarter finals of the CAFCL 15 times.
Name: ASEC Mimosas
Nickname: les mimosas, Black and yellows
Country: Cote d’Ivoire
History: CAFCL Champions once, runners up once.
Never won the CAF Confederation Cup. Reached the quarter finals of the CAFCL 18 times.
Name: Entente Sportive de Sétif
Nickname: E.S.S, The black eagles
History: CAF CL Winners twice. Runner up of CAF Confederation Cup once.
CAF Super Cup Winners once. Reached the quarter finals of the CAFCL 4 times
Nickname: The red devils, Club of the century, Masters of the world
History: CAFCL Champions record 8 times, Runners up twice
Confederation Cup Champions once
Super Cup Champions Record 6 times.
Reached the quarter finals of the CAFCL 19 times
Al Ahly is named The African Club of the 20th century.
Name: Association Sportive Vita Club.
Nickname: The black Dolphins
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
History: CAF CL Winners oncd. Runner up of CAF CL twice.
CAF Confederation Cup two appearances.
CAF Super Cup two appearances.
Name: Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation United Football Club
Nickname: Team Ya Ziko, Zega Mambo, Zescolo
History: CAF CL Four Appearances. Last 32 twice. Last 16 once. Group Stage once.
Three CAF Confederation Cup appearances. First Round exit once, last 32 once, last 16 once.
There’s hardly anyone of them that is a pushover. Decent teams, quality teams and they have gotten to this stage having well earned it. By tomorrow we will have gotten our trio and we will examine them better in the days ahead.
So we sit and wait, expectantly expecting.