The draw for the group stage of the Total CAF Champions League 2019/20 was conducted Wednesday in Cairo, with interesting pairings setting the tone for the next phase of the competitions.

Championship title holders Esperance of Tunisia will launch their campaign to defend the title having been drawn in Group D alongside Raja Club Athletic (Morocco), JS Kabylie (Algeria) and AS Vita (DR Congo).

Record eight-time winners and Egyptian giants, Al Ahly will have to contend with Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia), FC Platinum (Zimbabwe) and Al Hilal (Sudan) in Group B.

Les Corbeaux, the nickname of five-time champions, TP Mazembe from DR Congo lead the pack in Group B, and will come up against Primeiro de Agosto (Angola), Zesco United (Zambia) and Zamalek (Egypt)/Generation Foot (Senegal).

Last season’s losing finalists Wydad Ath;etic Club of Morocco are drawn in Group C with USMA (Algeria), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) and Petro Atletico (Angola)

Egyptian legend Ahmed Hassan assisted the draw conducted by CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe, at the ceremony attended by representatives of the qualified teams.

Also in attendance were CAF First Vice President, Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General and General Delegate for Africa, Fatma Samoura and members of the CAF Organising Committee for Interclubs and Club Licensing.

The composition of the groups is as follows;

Group A - Primeiro de Agosto (Angola), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Zesco United (Zambia), Zamalek (Egypt)/Generation Foot (Senegal),

Group B - Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia), FC Platinum (Zimbabwe), Al Hilal (Sudan), Al Ahly (Egypt)

Group C - USMA (Algeria), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Petro Atletico (Angola), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

Group D - Raja Club Athletic (Morocco), JS Kabylie (Algeria), AS Vita (DR Congo), Esperance (Tunisia)