Matchday 5, lots of twists, turns and intrigue. Let’s get to the main points

1. Zamalek, can you do it?

Obama and Shikabala

Can they qualify? Maybe not, but the crucial away win at Algiers is a huge step towards that, now they just need to win Teungueth and hope results go their way in the other game

2. So long, TP Mazembe and AS Vita

This campaign has been nothing short of shambolic by the Congolese teams, although AS Vita are perennial underachievers. And with the current policy shift by Moise Katumbi towards favouring academy players, it’s going to be a while before TP Mazembe gets back to being a threat in the competition. As for AS Vita, well Ibenge cried out that they do not have money so: don’t get your hopes up.

3. Shame, Almerreikh

No wins at all, an embarrassing home loss to AS Vita Club although it’s somewhat harsh given their Covid plight, but it has been a nightmare return for the Sudanese side to the competition. And to cap it all, they threw away a two goal lead to draw against Al Ahly.

4. Petro de Luanda, shame also

Two home losses and a single point to show, even debutants Teungueth did better. For a club that isn’t making it’s first ever appearance, it’s really disappointing.

Bonus point

Can Kaizer Chiefs qualify?

Well all they have to do is beat Horoya in Conakry, something top clubs have not done in recent years. Best of luck, you’ll need all of it against them.