Teams participating in next season’s African club competitions now know when they will have to take their steps on the path to continental glory.
Africa’s football governing body CAF has confirmed the key dates for next season’s Champions League and Confederation Cup. In a statement released on Friday, the CAF
Interclub Competitions Organising Committee released key information ‘pertaining to the registration of clubs, competition dates, player registrations and engagement conditions for Member Associations.’
According to iDiski Times, South Africa is among twelve countries alongside Algeria, Angola, DR Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia, who will be allowed to enter two teams in each competition.
DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns and runners-up Cape Town City will compete in the Champions League. Royal AM, who finished in third place, and Marumo Gallants will be involved in the Confederations Cup; the latter by virtue of being the losing finalists in the Nedbank Cup that Sundowns also won.
Last season, Orlando Pirates was defeated by RS Berkane on penalties in the Confederations Cup final in Nigeria, as was reported by Sport24.