TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup

Edwin  - CEO February 26, 2024
Updated 2024/02/26 at 2:00 PM
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caf-confederation-cup-2023-24-abu-salim-sc-v-zamalek-sc Photo credit: CAFonline
caf-confederation-cup-2023-24-abu-salim-sc-v-zamalek-sc Photo credit: CAFonline

All to play for on Match Day 6


Photo credit: CAFonline


  • USM Alger headline five clubs already through to the Quarter-Finals
  • Abu Salem to make Quarter-Final debut
  • Grand closing expected on Match Day 6


Defending champions of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup, USM Alger, and four other African clubs secured their tickets to the Quarter-Finals of the competition after Match Day 5 on Sunday, 25 February, CAFonline reports.


Despite losing 2-1 to Libyan side Al Hilal Benghazi, the reigning champions, who also hold the TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup title headline, the current five clubs have booked their respective places in the knockout phase of this season’s edition.


After a pulsating round of Match Day 5, the five clubs that have successfully advanced to the Quarter-Finals with a game in hand are USM Alger (Algeria), Abu Salem (Libya), RS Berkane (Morocco), Stade Malien (Mali) and Zamalek (Egypt).


Of the five clubs that have qualified, three have won the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup trophy once, which are current holders, USM Alger (2022/23), RS Berkane (2021/22) as well as Zamalek (2018/19).


Stade Malian’s most impressive run was in 2009 when they narrowly lost out in the final to Algeria’s ES Setif, while Abu Salem will debut in the competition’s knockout stages.


With Match Day 6 scheduled for next weekend to make up the final eight (8) that will aim to dethrone USM Alger, Group B (Zamalek, Abu Salem) and D (RS Berkane, Stade Malien) has been decided with a game to spare, which sees all eyes cast on Group A and D to battle for the three remaining spots.


In Group A, Egypt’s Modern Future needs a mere point to take them through but will be up against a highly spirited Al Hilal Benghazi who could topple them from second place should they get the away win.


An interesting scenario has presented itself in Group C where leaders, Dreams FC of Ghana, who are on 12 points face Rivers United of Nigeria who are three points behind them.


Tunisian side Club Africain is also on 9 points and faces the already eliminated Academica do Lobito of Angola in Tunisia, who may want to bow out of the competition in style by causing a major upset against the more fancied Tunisians at home.


TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Results and Group Standing – HERE


Match Day 6 Fixtures | Sunday, 03 March 


USM Alger – SuperSport United

Sagrada Esperanca – Abu Salem

Modern Future – Al Hilal Benghazi

Diables Noirs – Sekhukhune United

Rivers United – Dreams FC

Club Africain – Academica do Lobito

RS Berkane – Stade Malien

Zamalek – CO Coyah


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