The North African region has the highest number of teams taking part in the inaugural edition of the African Football League (AFL).
From the region comes three teams- Al-Ahly (Egypt), Waydad Casablanca (Morocco) and Esperance (Tunisia).
The three North African teams have a rich history in African football with a number of titles under their belt.
Al-Ahly, named the African team of the century in 2010 has won a record 11 CAF Champions League titles justifying their place in the inaugural tournament.
The Moroccan club boast of three Champions League titles. Esperance is one of the most successful clubs on the continent with four CAF Champions League titles in their trophy cabinet.
From Southern African region are two teams, Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa and Petro de Atletico from Angola.
By virtue of having been picked ahead of their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, Sundowns one of the two Southern African teams have been African champions once.
Atletico from Angola have never won an African title but have made perennial appearances at the top level numerous times.
T.P Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo are the only team from Central Africa. East Africa are also represented by a single team-Simba from Tanzania the same as West Africa who have Enyimba from Nigeria.