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Three CAF Champions League quarter-final places to be determined

The last matchday of the CAF Champions League group stage will decide who fill the three vacant places of the quarter-finals as only five teams have secured their berths.

Three CAF Champions League quarter-final places to be determined
PIUS UTOMI EKPEI AFP

The last round of the CAF Champions League group stage gets underway on Friday with three vacant places in the tournament's quarter-finals still to be decided.

Only five teams have guaranteed their qualification for the next round of the coveted African competition with Simba SC of Tanzania (13 points) and title holders Al Ahly of Egypt (8 points) having secured the two qualifying spots of Group A.

A battle for the second quarter-final ticket in Group B

South African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns managed to secure a comfortable qualification to the next round having earned 13 points to proceed as top of the group leaving CR Belouizdad (6 points) and Al Hilal of Sudan (4 points) vying for the second place.

CR Belouizdad will meet Sundowns in the last round out of home while Al Hilal will be hosted by Mazembe in a must-win battle.

A fierce contest in Group C for a quarter-final spot

In Group C Wydad Casablanca have guaranteed their place in the quarter-final but it's still uncertain whether they will qualify as the group winner or the second placed occupant.

Wydad are now top of the group with 10 points while the second qualifying spot is still up for grabs with both Horoya of Guinea and Kaizer Chiefs battling for it in the last round as both sides are leveled on 8 points.

Zamalek hang onto the last hope for a spot in the quarter-finals

As for Group D, Zamalek of Egypt have recently revived their qualification chances slightly with a 2-0 away victory over MC Alger who sit second in the standings on 8 points behind the leader Esperance Sportive who claimed 10 points.

In order for last year's runners up to proceed to the quarter-finals, they have to win their game against Senegalese Teungueth on Saturday while Mc Alger have to lose against Esperance Sportive.