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Five CAF Champions League facts

Egypt's Ahly, Zamalek and TP Mazembe of DR Congo are the three most successful teams in the tournament

AFP , Friday 8 Apr 2016
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Five CAF Champions League facts ahead of the round of 16, which starts on Saturday:

- Nine winners of the premier African Football Confederation (CAF) club competition are included in the 16 teams competing for eight places in the lucrative group stage.

- Among them are the three most successful -- Ahly of Egypt (eight titles) and compatriots Zamalek and defending champions TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo (five each).

- Enyimba of Nigeria and Etoile Sahel of Tunisia clash in a repeat of the 2004 final won the West Africans on penalties in Aba after both sides achieved 2-1 home victories.

- Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria are the only debutants to survive the preliminary and last 32 qualifying rounds, eliminating AshantiGold of Ghana and former champions Club Africain of Tunisia.

- Wydad Casablanca of Morocco have a 9-5 goal record after four games against Douanes of Niger and CNaPS of Madagascar, making them the team that has scored and conceded the most.

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