Mamelodi Sundowns , Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stars to learn CAF opponents – News

Posted: 1 November 2018
Time: 18:25

Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars will all have one eye on the happenings in Rabat, Morocco, where the CAF Inter-club Adhoc Committee will meet on Saturday.

The meeting will be include the draw for the transitioned 2018/19 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup qualifying round, as confirmed by custodians of African football on Thursday.

Sundowns and Pirates will both be representing South Africa in the premier continental club competition, while Chiefs and Stars will feature in the second tier competition.

The Brazilians, who enter as reigning Absa Premiership champions, will enter at the first round on December 14-16, with The Buccaneers returning to the continent at the preliminary round commencing on November 27-28.

Meanwhile, Amakhosi, who finished third behind Bucs and Downs last season, will join Nedbank Cup champions Ea Lla Koto in the preliminary round of the Confed Cup on November 27-28.

All fixture are to be played over two legs on a home and away basis.

This will be the Free State-based outfit’s maiden venture into the continent.

Meanwhile, Egyptian giants Al Ahly will be gunning for their record ninth Champions League crown when they face off with Tunisia’s Esperance in the two-legged final set for November 2 and 9.

Moroccon outfit Raja Casablanca and DR Congo’s AS Vita will vie for the Confederation Cup crown on November 25 and December 2.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

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Author : Chad Klate (@CKlatey)

Publish date : 2018-11-01 16:25:43

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