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CAF Champions League: St George Draw Al Hilal In First Round

Ethiopia Premier League champions St George will take on Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan in first preliminary  round of CAF Champions League following the draw released by Confederation of African Football,CAF.

The  first leg matches are set to be played between September 9 -11th  with the return matches scheduled to be played a week later.

St George will host the first leg encounter in Addis Ababa before travelling away for the second leg  in Khartoum with the victor  advancing to the second preliminary round.

The aggregate winner faces either Young Africans of Tanzania or Zalan Rubek of South Sudan in the second round preliminary  matches with the group phase awaiting.

This will be St George’s 10th appearance in the CAF Champions league matches and first in the last six years .

A total of fourteen clubs were exempted from the first preliminary round and they will enter the competition in the next round including reigning champions RS Berkane from Morocco, former winners Hearts of Oak of Ghana as well Algeria’s JS Saoura and Pyramids of Egypt.

CAF Champions League Preliminary Draw in full;

Rivers United FC (Nigeria) VS. Watanga FC (Liberia)

ASO Stade Mandji (Gabon) VS. Plateau United FC (Nigeria)

ASN Nigelec (Niger) VS. Super Olympien d’une Afrique Renaissante (SOAR) (Guinea)

APR FC (Rwanda) VS. US Monastirienne (Tunisia)

Olympic Real de Bangui (ORB)(Central African Republic) VS. Vipers SC (Uganda)

Volcan Club de Moroni (Comoros) VS. LA PASSE FC (Seychelles)

Coton Sport Benin (Benin) VS. Asec Mimosas (Côte D’Ivoire)

Hawks FC (Gambia) VS. Horoya AC (Guinea)

ASKO De Kara (Togo) VS. FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)

Casamance SC (Senegal) VS. JS Kabylie (Algeria)

CD Mongomo (Equatorial Guinea) VS. Djoliba AC de Bamako (Mali)

Bo Rangers FC (Sierra Leone) VS. CR Belouizdad (Algeria)

ZALAN FC RUMBEK (South Sudan) VS. Young Africans (Tanzania)

Saint George S.C.(Ethiopia) VS. Al Hilal (Sudan)

AS ARTA SOLAR 7 (Djibouti) VS. Al Merrikh (Sudan)

KMKM SC (Zanzibar) VS. Al Ahli Tripoli (Libya)

FLAMBEAU DU CENTRE (Burundi) VS. Al Ittihad (Libya)

Elect Sport (Chad) VS. Zamalek SC (Egypt)

Cape Town City FC (South Africa) VS. AS Otohô (Congo)

Associação Black Bulls (Mozambique) VS. Atlético Petróleos (Angola)

Red Arrows FC (Zambia) VS. CD Primeiro de Agosto (Angola)

43 Nyasa Big Bullets FC (Malawi) VS. Simba SC (Tanzania)

CFFA (Madagascar) VS. Royal Leopards FC (Eswatini)

Matlama FC (Lesotho) VS. Coton Sport FC (Cameroon)

Rail Club du Kadiogo (RCK)(Burkina Faso) VS. Asante Kotoko (Ghana)

Gaborone United SC (Botswana) VS. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)



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