Friday, 13 August 2021 19:56

Caf Champions League & Confederations Cup fixtures confirmed.

Staff Reporter.

Mamelodi Sundowns have been given a bye in the first round of the CAF Champions League while AmaZulu are set to take on the Malawian giants.

Sundowns will once again not feature in the first preliminary round as they one of the top-ranked sides in the tournament, but Amazulu start their debut campaign in the tournament with a clash against Nyasa Big Bullets.

Ghanaian side Hearts of Oak have been pitted against Guinean side Club Industriel de Kamsar in the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League.

On their return to the elite inter-club championship after an absence of more than 10 years, the Phobians will face the Guinean National Championship runners-up for a place in the first round of the continental contest.

Meanwhile Orlando Pirates have been given a bye in the first round due their ranking, but will face the winner between Bumamuru FC and Diables Noirs.

RS Berkane (Morocco), Pyramids (Egypt), AS Vita Club (DR Congo), Coton Sport (Cameroon), Enyimba (Nigeria), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), Al Masry (Egypt), JS Saoura (Algeria), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Orlando Pirates (South Africa), Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) and DC Motema Pembe, as top-ranked clubs, were exempted from the initial round and will join the competition directly in the second round.

The first round officially gets underway on 10 September 2021, CAF have confirmed.