• Tunisia has four clubs in the competitions – two in each
  • South Africa and Egypt follow closely in second with three representatives
[/media-credit] Mamelodi Sundowns training, Lugogo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

North African giants Tunisia lead the pack as the most represented nation ahead of the Total CAF Champions League 2017 and Total CAF Confederation Cup group stages draw.

The highly anticipated draw takes place on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Tunisia is represented by giants Esperance and Etoile du Sahel for the CAF Champions League, and the pair of Club Africain and CS Sfaxien in the CAF Confederation Cup.

In second place is Egypt, another football giant with three clubs in the competitions with Al Ahly and rivals Zamalek in the CAF Champions League while Smouha completes the trio with a berth in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Also with three is South Africa and Uganda’s neighbours in the North, Sudan – the only CECAFA nation with more than one team.

Mamelodi Sundowns looking set to defend their title in the CAF Champions League, Platinum Stars and SuperSport United are the other South African clubs and will play in the second-tier continental club championship.

Sudan is represented by El Merriekh and El Hilal in the CAF Champions League while debutants Hilal Obeid are in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Algeria, DR Congo, Morocco and Zambia have a club each in the two competitions.

One-club countries include Swaziland, Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Libya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

In total, 19 countries are represented in the lucrative stages of the club competitions this year.

CountryCAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederation Cup
TunisiaEsperance, Etoile du SahelClub Africain, CS Sfaxien
South AfricaMamelodi SundownsPlatinum Stars, SuperSport United
EgyptAl Ahly, ZamalekSmouha
SudanEl Hilal, El MerreikhHilal Obeid
AlgeriaUSM AlgerMC Alger
MoroccoWydad Athletic ClubFUS Rabat
DR CongoAS Vita ClubTP Mazembe
CameroonCoton Sport
ZambiaZanacoZesco United
AngolaRecreativo do Libolo
EthiopiaSaint George
GabonCF Mounana
GuineaHoroya AC
LibyaAhli Tripoli
MozambiqueFerroviaro Beira
NigeriaRivers United
UgandaKampala City Council Authority
SwazilandMbabane Swallows
ZimbabweCaps United

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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