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NEW AFRICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Mazembe Draw Esperance In Quarter-Finals

Democratic Republic of Congo giants TP Mazembe will face Tunisian heavyweights Esperance Sportive des Tunis in the quarter-finals of the inaugural 2023 CAF African Football League competition.

The draw for the African Football League, the latest club competition organized by continent’s football governing body, was conducted yesterday at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Mazembe who are the DR Congo’s sole representative in the competition, will host the former African champions, Esperance in the first leg encounter to be played on 20 October, 2023 in Lubumbashi.

The second leg is scheduled to be played five days later in Tunis with the winner of the tie advancing to the last four.

The African Football League pits the continent’s top eight clubs with the winner expected to walk away with a whooping US$11.5 million.

Full fixtures:

Quarter-final 1 — October 20: Simba v Al-Ahly

October 24: Al-Ahly v Simba

Quarter-final 2 — October 21: T.P Mazembe v Esperance

October 25: Esperance v T.P Mazembe

Quarter final — 3: October 22: Enyimba v Waydad Casablanca

October 25: Waydad v Enyimba

Quarter-final — 4: October 21: Petro Atletico du Luanda v Mamelodi Sundowns

October 24: Mamelodi Sundowns v Petro Atletico du Luanda.

October 29 and November 1 — semi-final 1 and Semi-final 2.

November 5 and November 11 — Final 1 and 2



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