For the first time in the campaign, Esperance and the two Cairo giants each posted wins in the CAF Champions League group stage over the weekend as North Africa's representatives bounced back following some indifferent form.
Algerian icon Anther Yahia speaks about the state of Les Fennecs, the famous goal against Egypt that qualified his nation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and the fight for promotion with Kaiserslautern.
With the transfer deadline fast approaching, FIFA.com rounds up this week's action in the global market, which has seen plenty of business on British shores.
German strugglers Kaiserslautern have signed Algeria international centre-back Anthar Yahia, capped 52 times, from the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nasr.
Al Hilal will begin the season favourites for a third successive Saudi Professional League title, but the likes of Al Ittihad, Al Ittifaq and Al Alhi are eager to deny them.
Before the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com remembers some of the best qualifying matches from the last edition, featuring a thumping for Argentina and an African classic.