Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, and the holders Algeria started the group stage qualifiers with back-to-back victories.
Tunisia (1-0 winners in Equatorial Guinea), and Madagascar, who won 6-2 in Niger, added their names to that list with wins on the 19th November.
And the finals competition has now been moved back to January due to weather concerns during the Cameroon summer period.
The last four lineup comprises two Egyptian giants (Al Ahly and Zamalek) and two from Morocco (Wydad and Raja)
The semis are scheduled to begin in early May.
Atalanta and RB Leipzig were the first sides through to the quarter-finals.
The Italians won 4-3 at an empty Mestalla, with Slovenian Josip Ilicic scoring all the goals, to knockout Valencia 8-4 on aggregate.
Leipzig eased past a lacklustre Tottenham winning 3-0 at the Red Bull Arena.
On Wednesday the holders Liverpool were dramatically eliminated 3-2 by Atletico Madrid.
Marcos Llorente netted twice past stand-in goalie Adrian in extra time to stun the Anfield crowd.
And PSG, thanks to Neymar and Juan Bernat, beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 behind closed doors at the Parc des Princes.
Champions-elect Liverpool have a 25 point lead over Manchester City but when will the league restart?
With 27 games played Barcelona lead great rivals Real Madrid by two points.
As the suspension continues Juventus have just a one-point advantage over Lazio.
In a locked-down France leaders PSG are 12 points ahead of OM.
The table shows Bayern four ahead of Borussia Dortmund and five in front of RB Leipzig.
When (or if) the league resumes Porto will hold a single point lead on Benfica.