Mali and Tunisia will join Senegal and Algeria plus hosts Cameroon at the finals.
Other recent winners included Ethiopia, Sudan, DR Congo, Morocco, and Egypt.
Al-Ahly beat their great rivals Zamalek 2-1 in the final to claim a record ninth Champions League title.
Midfielder Mohamed Magdy scored the decisive goal at an empty Cairo International Stadium.
Meanwhile, the early qualifiers for the 2020/21 competition began alongside the very early stages of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Nine teams have now confirmed places in the knockout stages.
They include group winners Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Liverpool (who beat Ajax 1-0 at Anfield) and Chelsea (thanks to four goals from Olivier Giroud) plus Porto, Juventus, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, and Barcelona.
Two of the other heavyweights are struggling as both Manchester United (who lost at home to PSG), and multiple-winners Real Madrid went down on matchday 5.
Matchday 5 winners included knockout phase qualifiers Braga, Dinamo Zagreb, Lille, AC Milan, Arsenal, Benfica, Bayer Leverkusen, and Steven Gerrard's Rangers.
A late Brighton penalty gave the home side a draw against champions Liverpool and there were wins for Leeds United (at Everton), and Manchester City (another 5-0 thrashing of Burnley)
While on Sunday Tottenham returned to the head of affairs despite being held goalless by third-placed Chelsea.
Their north London rivals Arsenal are not faring so well as they dropped down to 14th following a home loss to Wolves.
And the FA Cup draw produced some interesting ties not least a visit to eighth tier Marine for Jose Mourinho's Spurs.
Leaders Real Sociedad were held by Villarreal a result that meant Atletico are just one point away from the top.
While Lionel Messi was among the scorers in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Osasuna.
On Sunday AC Milan maintained their title bid by beating Fiorentina 2-0 with Ivorian Franck Kessie both scoring and missing a penalty.
And on a poignant evening, Maradona's Napoli overcame Roma 4-0.
Despite having coach Andre Villas-Boas red-carded Marseille won 2-0 at Nimes to move into second position.
Leaders Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig both secured three points on Saturday but Borussia Dortmund lost at home to Cologne.
Braga's 1-0 defeat of Farense on Sunday took them above Porto and behind Sporting at the summit of the league.
Champions Benfica are joint-second after their 2-1 win at Maritimo.