For the first time since the CAF Champions League expanded to include quarterfinals, all eight teams to reach the knockouts are former winners.
For the first time in the history of the CAF Champions League, the semifinal line-up will consist of the previous four winners.
The Congolese giants have recruited the Cranes international on a two-year deal.
Amin Tighazoui struck late for the CAF Champions League winners as they downed the Congolese giants following a cagey contest.
Wydad Casablanca could banish the memory of their recent toil with a victory over Tout Puissant Mazembe in Saturday's Super Cup final.
Eric Tinkler acknowledges that SuperSport United were outdone by a more experienced side in their CAF Confederation Cup final defeat by TP Mazembe.
The quality of TP Mazembe was evident in the CAF Confederation Cup final as they outplayed and out-thought SuperSport United to retain the title.
SuperSport United go into the second leg of the Confederation Cup final trailing Tout Puissant Mazembe, but can still be confident of victory.
SuperSport United are full of confidence going into the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup final against TP Mazembe on Saturday.
Tout Puissant Mazembe hold the advantage after the first leg of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final following a 2-1 home win over SuperSport United.
No African team can match the exploits of Tout Puissant Mazembe in continental competition, as they prepare to take on SuperSport United this weekend.
Thabo Mnyamane struck a late equaliser for SSU as they drew with Club Africain in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup semi final.