The second day of the group stage of the African Champions League begins on Tuesday.
In Group A, Al-Merreikh and AS Vita Club, both beaten in the 1time day, clash in Sudan with the possibility for the winner to revive. “At the start of the competition we wanted to win all the home games and then get a point away to qualify. Now, we lost at home, we have to look for more points away. Big clubs don’t want to lose twice in a row», Warned the coach of V. Club, Florent Ibenge, who will however have to deal with a workforce with several injuries. In the other match, defending champion Al Ahly, 3-0 winner of Al Merreikh last week, makes a tricky trip to Tanzania against Simba in shock at the top of the group.
The WAC to get started
After the postponement of the match between Wydad Casablanca and the Kaizer Chiefs, which will finally be played Sunday in Burkina Faso, Group C will for its part really launch this Tuesday. Winner of Petro Atletico (2-0) in the first match, Horoya makes a perilous trip to South Africa on the Kaizer Chiefs’ field, while the WAC will try to get off on the right foot by traveling to Angola against Petro Atletico, the little thumb of the group.
Pool D will finally be marked by the clash between MC Alger and Esperance Tunis. After having stood up to Zamalek in Egypt (0-0), the MCA needs success at home to get started. Winner of Teungueth FC (2-1) in pain in the 1time day, EST obviously does not hear it that way and wants to win this derby with the help of its four Algerians Lyes Chetti, Abdelkader Bedrane, Abderraouf Benguit and Abderraouf Benguit and Abderrahmane Meziane (the other Algerian, Mohamed Amine Tougaï, is injured ). In the other meeting, Teungueth will try to create a sensation at home against Zamalek, who arrived late in Senegal after flight problems and already under pressure. TP Mazembe (Group B) plays on Wednesday against Al Hilal in Sudan.
The program of the 2e day (timetables in universal time; for France, add one hour)
Tuesday, February 23rd
1 p.m., Al-Merreikh (South) -AS Vita Club (Ground floor) [Groupe A]
13h, Petro (Ang) -Wydad Casablanca (Mar) [Groupe C]
13h, Simba (Tan) -Al Ahly (One) [Groupe A]
16h, Kaizer Chiefs (Afs)-Horoya (Gui) [Groupe C]
16h, Teungueth FC (Sen) -Zamalek (One) [Groupe D]
7 p.m., MC Alger (Alg) -Esperance Tunis (Tun) [Groupe D]
Wednesday, February 24
Al Hilal (Sud) -TP Mazembe (Rdc) [Groupe B]
Sunday February 28
CR Belouizdad (Alg) -Mamelodi Sundowns (Afs), in Dar Es Salam in Tanzania [Groupe B]
The classification group by group