The Confederation of African Football [CAF] Committee for inter-club competitions has promulgated a new modus vivendi for African Champions League as well as the Confederation Cup.

At the announcement in Mexico on Monday during the 38th CAF ordinary general assembly meeting, CAF boss Issa Hayatou revealed that both of the continental competitions will now have 16 teams at the group stage which will take effect from 2017/18 season.

After the preliminary round, 32 teams will book a place for the Round of 16 in both competitions. The winners of this round will be placed in four groups of four teams each after the draws are made and after group stage round of matches, the first two of each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, which opens a new phase of knockout matches till the final.

However, clubs that finish top of each group will host the second leg of the quarter-finals.


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