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Five CAF Champions League semi-finals facts

23 September 2016, 14:29

Johannesburg - Five CAF Champions League semi-finals facts ahead of second legs this weekend:

-- Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa are making a second semi-finals appearance having pipped Petro Atletico of Angola in a penalty shootout 15 years ago after both sides won 2-0 at home.

-- First-time semi-finalists ZESCO United are the third Zambian club to reach the last-four stage after Nkana Red Devils (six times) and Mufulira Wanderers (once).

Also read: Wydad need point at Zesco to finish first

-- Including this year, 66 of the 192 semi-finalists have come from the north of Africa, 62 from the west, 33 from the centre, 16 from the east and 15 from the south.

-- Zamalek of Egypt are appearing in the semi-finals a ninth time after winning six of their other penultimate-round ties. One of the losses was against bitter domestic rivals Al Ahly.

-- Wydad Casablanca of Morocco have featured in two previous semi-finals, defeating ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast and Enyimba of Nigeria, both former African champions.

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