Belouizdad sent a warning to Akwa United with a 4-2 win over USM Alger on Saturday.
The visitors were in good form as they picked up a 4-2 victory in the Ligue Professionnelle 1 encounter.
A brace from Amir Sayoud and Houssem Khalfallah’s helped Belouizdad race into a three-goal lead at Stade Omar Hamadi (al-Jazā’ir (Algiers)).
Abderrahime Hamra pulled one back for USM Alger before Houssem Mrezigue added one more for the Le Grand Chabab.
Smail Belkacemi ensured that the game ended 4-2 with a face saving goal.
Akwa United won their maiden league title earlier this month and will aim to qualify for the group stage of the continental tournament when the qualifiers begin in September.
Kennedy Boboye’s men will host the Algerian club at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium for the first leg before the Algeria trip for the reverse fixture.
The first-leg fixtures of the Caf Champions League preliminary qualifiers will take place between September 10-12 while the reverse fixtures are scheduled for September 17-19.