Uganda’s continental representatives Vipers SC and KCCA will know who they face in the Caf Confederation Cup play off on Wednesday December 28.
KCCA confirmed their place in the play offs with a 5-1 aggregate win over Tanzania’s Mtibwa Sugar while CS Constantine 3-0 aggregate win over Vipers relegated the Ugandan champions to the second most lucrative competition on the continent.
In the draw, teams that advanced from Caf Confederation Cup will face sides eliminated at the pre-group stages of the Caf Champions League.
Although Caf are yet to reveal the draw procedures, Kawowo Sports understands pots depending on rankings in the respective competitions will be made.
KCCA are expected to be in the first pot since they are in the top five ranked teams in the Caf Confederation Cup and now in the top four since Etoile Du Sahel are already into the group stages.
How the procedure is expected to be
The 30 teams will be seeded by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (Caf 5-Year Ranking points shown in parentheses):
- Pot A will contain the four highest-ranked losers of the Champions League first round.
- Pot B will contain the four highest-ranked winners of the Confederation Cup first round.
- Pot C will contain the 11 lowest-ranked losers of the Champions League first round.
- Pot D will contain the 11 lowest-ranked winners of the Confederation Cup first round.
First, a team from Pot A and a team from Pot D will be drawn into four ties. Next, a team from Pot B and a team from Pot C will be drawn into four ties. Finally, the remaining teams from Pot C and Pot D will be drawn into the last eight ties.
Teams from Caf Champions League
Zesco United (Zambia), Bantu (Lesotho), Vipers (Uganda), Al Hilal (Sudan), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Stade de Malien (Mali), Al Ahly Benghazi (Libya), AS Otoho (Congo), Ittihad Tanger (Morocco), ASC Diaraf (Senegal), African Stars (Namibia), Jimmar Aba Jifaar (Ethiopia), Coton Sport (Cameroun), Al Nasr (Libya) and Nkana (Zambia)
Team that advanced in Caf Confederation Cup
KCCA (Uganda), Asante Kotoko (Ghana), Zamalek (Egypt), Kaizer Chiefs (RSA), Mukura Victory Sports (Rwanda), RS Berkene (Morocco), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), Hassania Agadir (Morocco), FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast), Enugu Rangers (Nigeria), New Star (Cameroun), Petro de Luanda (Angola), Na Hussein Day (Algeria) and Faso Solitas (Burkina Faso)