The Cairo rivals will play in Group A, alongside South Africa's Orlando Pirates and debutants AC Leopards of Congo.
Al-Ahly defeated Esperance of Tunisia 3-2 over two legs last November to claim a record-extending seventh African title. They're favourites to win the tournament again this year.
Esperance are in Group B with 2008 runners-up Coton Sport of Cameroon and newcomers Sewe San Pedro of Ivory Coast and Recreativo Libolo of Angola.
Egyptian teams are still being forced to play behind closed doors following the Port Said tragedy. It means there will be no fans in four of Group A's matches.
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