Title-holders Al-Ahly made a statement to the rest of the CAF Champions League teams with an emphatic 4-2 victory in the Egyptian derby over Zamalek leaving Group A wide open, while Esperance topped Group B.
Africa's biggest club competition reaches the midway point of the group stage this weekend with Al Ahly, Zamalek and Esperance all anxious to avoid defeat on the road.
Cesc Fabregas, Ahmed Hassan and Juan Mata feature in FIFA.com's usual look at the fortchoming week's football birthday boys and girls.
Berekum Chelsea are the outsiders chasing Al Ahly and TP Mazembe for one of just two semi-final spots left in Africa's biggest club competition.
The Journal of Sports Sciences, one of the leading Academic Journals in Sport Science, recently published a study about Ramadan and football. FIFA.com talked to two of its main contributors.
Ahmed Hassan, the captain of seven-time African champions Egypt, insists the Pharaohs will not underestimate the challenge of Mozambique when they kick-off their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.