The Champions League trophy, currently held by TP Mazembe
The Champions League is Africa’s premier continental club competition organised annually by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
Between January and November it pitches up to 64 clubs, including winners and some runners up of Caf affiliated leagues, against each other.
The event operates as a knockout from the first round, culminating in a two-legged final with a US$1.5m prize for the winner.
DR Congo’s TP Mazembe beat Esperance of Tunisia 6-1 on aggregate in 2010 to become the first side to twice successfully defend African club football’s greatest honour.
The winners of the African Champions League automatically qualify for the Fifa Club World Cup.