Algeria’s representative clubs will have different objectives awaiting them in CAF Champions League play on the weekend. On Friday, CR Belouizdad will need a victory against TP Mazembe of DR Congo in their final group stage home match or they face a monumental task on the final day at Mamelodi Sundowns to earn qualification to the knockout round. Struggling and currently led by an interim staff, CRB’s players were visited by club legend Mustapha Dhaleb and new sporting director Hocine Yahi to encourage the team, who still possess a decent chance of advancement.
MC Alger only need one point from their final two games to qualify for the quarter-finals but face a difficult challenge on Saturday against Zamalek. The visiting Egyptian side need a win and will be doing all they can to earn three points on the road, as they are six points behind MCA for second place in Group D. If MCA can get a draw or victory on Saturday they will join Tunisia’s Espérance in advancing from the group.