Pitso Mosimane, the South African-born coach who has won the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League trophy three times, will headline Tuesday’s 2021-22 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage draw.
Mosimane, current coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly SC, will share the stage with Khaled Nassar, CAF Head of Competitions and the draw conductor on Tuesday, 28 December 2021.
You can watch the draw LIVE from CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, starting at 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on CAF digital platforms (YouTube, CAFOnline.com)
The draw procedure will be communicated in due course.
Mosimane (57) played for various sides between 1982 and 1996, including South African sides Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates. He also played for Ionikos (Greece), Rita Berlaar (Belgium) and Al Sadd (Qatar). He donned South Africa “Bafana Bafana” jersey in four caps.
After retiring, he started his coaching career in 2001 with SuperSport United. He was the coach of the South African national team between 2010 and 2012 and left to join Mamelodi Sundowns.
In October 2020, he became the first Non-Egyptian African coach to guide giants Al Ahly. Mosimane won numerous titles as a coach, including 6 CAF trophies, latest last week when he guided Al Ahly to win the TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup in Doha, beating Morocco’s Raja on penalties. His CAF memorabilia are three TotalEnergies CAF Champions League titles (2016 with Sundowns, 2020 and 2021 with Al Ahly) and three TotalEnergies CAF Super Cup trophies (2017 with Sundowns, 2020 and 2021 with Al Ahly).
The group stage draw will divide the 16 teams that reached the group stage into four groups of four teams each. The mini-league stage will start in February 2022.
2021-22 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League – Qualified teams:
Al Ahly (Egypt), Al Hilal (Sudan), Al Merrikh (Sudan), AmaZulu (South Africa), CR Belouizdad (Algeria), Esperance (Tunisia), ES Setif (Algeria), Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia), Horoya (Guinea), Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Petro Atletico (Angola), Raja (Morocco), Sagrada Esperanca (Angola), Wydad (Morocco), Zamalek (Egypt)
2021-22 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup – Qualified teams:
Al Ahli Tripoli (Libya), Al Ittihad (Libya), Al Masry (Egypt), AS Otoho (Congo), ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire), Coton Sport (Cameroon), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), JS Saoura (Algeria), Orlando Pirates (South Africa), Pyramids (Egypt), RS Berkane (Morocco), Simba (Tanzania), TP Mazembe (DR Congo), US Gendarmerie Nationale (Niger), Zanaco (Zambia), JS Kabylie (Algeria) OR Royal Leopards (Eswatini)*
* JS Kabylie v Royal Leopards TBC.