Full details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016–17_Arab_Club_Championship A few qualifying games have been played already. There are 10 Asian teams and 10 African teams in the tournament. I think 6 Asian teams and 6 African teams will qualify for the group stage. Qualifying rounds end in March, group stage starts in July. From the group stage onwards, Egypt will host the tournament. Group stage followed by semi finals and final in August.