CAF club action hots up

CAF club action hots up
Thamsanqa Gabuza of Orlando Pirates fouled by Sabry Abdelmontelb (l) and Ahmed Fathi of Al Ahly (r) during the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup semifinal, first leg football match between Orlando Pirates and Al Ahly of Egypt at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on 26 September, 2015 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Neil Greig

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015. 11:36

All roads lead to Egypt, DR Congo and Algeria this weekend as the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup semifinals reach a climax.

The second legs of the semifinals will light up the African club competition schedule this weekend with two games being held in Egypt and one each in DR Congo and Algeria - all countries that have tasted success in recent times.

The action begins on Saturday, 3 October in Egypt where Zamalek host Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel who beat them 5-1 in the first leg, in the Confederation Cup.

Zamalek v Etoile du Sahel at 20h30 CAT (Petro Sport Stadium)

Later on Saturday night, Algerian side USM Alger host Sudan's Al Hilal in the Champions League. The Algerians won the first leg 2-1 away from home.

USM Alger v Al Hilal at 22h30 CAT (Stade Omar Hamadi)

Then on Sunday, 4 October DRC's TP Mazembe kick off the action against Sudan's Al Merreikh after their first leg ended 2-1 in favour of the Sudanese.

TP Mazembe v Al Merreikh at 15h30 CAT (Stade TP Mazembe)

Al Ahly will host Orlando Pirates on Sunday evening after Pirates beat the Egyptians 1-0 in Gauteng last weekend.

Al Ahly v Orlando Pirates at 20h30 CAT (New Suez Stadium)

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