CAF announce draw date of Champions League and Confederation Cup preliminary stages

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 Aug 2022

The draw of the preliminary stages of the African Champions League and the African Confederation Cup will take place on Monday in Cairo, according to a statement published Saturday on the official website of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).



CAF revealed that the first leg of the preliminary stage will be played between 9 and 11 September, while the second leg will be played from 16 to 18 September.

While the home matches of the round of 32 of both continental competitions will take place between 7 and 9 October and the away games will be played between 14 and 16 of the same month.

The second round of 32 of the Confederation Cup will be played in two days; the first leg on 2 November, and the second leg on 9 November.

Cairo giants Ahly are expected to participate directly in the African Champions League starting from round of 32 because of their high ranking, while Zamalek will play at the same tournament starting from the preliminary round, and Pyramids FC will start their journey at the Confederation Cup starting from the first round of 32.

Future FC, which will be participating for the first time in a continental tournament, will start from the preliminary stage.

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