Uganda’s club representatives on the continent have been made aware of their opponents in preliminary rounds of the 2019/2020 Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions.
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC who will represent the country in the Champions League, will take on African Stars from Namibia while Uganda Cup winners Proline FC have been drawn against Malawi’s Masters Security Services FC.
KCCA, fresh from winning the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup, will play the first leg of the tie away in Windhoek, Namibia with the first leg scheduled for July 9-11. The return leg is earmarked for a week later between July 22-25, at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.
The aggregate winner from the tie will then face off against the winner between Matlama from Lesotho and Angola’s Atletico Petroleos De Luanda. The winner then qualifying for the group stages of the competition.
On the other hand, Proline FC who will be making their debut on the continent will host the first leg of the Confederations Cup qualifier between August 9-11 in Kampala before they travel for the return leg which will be played between August 23 -25 in Blantyre, Malawi.
The winner on aggregate from the tie will then play against the aggregate winner between Rwanda’s AS Kigali and Tanzania’s KMC in what will be an exciting match up as Ugandan born keeper Shamiru Batte plays for Kigali while Uganda Cranes legend Jackson ‘Mia-Mia’ Mayanja is coach at KMC.
Elsewhere, Uganda Cranes Captain Dennis Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundowns visit Congo’s AS Otoho d’Oyo in their preliminary round qualifier while former Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s Orlando Pirates will entertain Green Eagles from Zambia.
Kenya’s Gor Mahia will face Burundi’s champions Aigle Noir with Rwanda’s Rayon Sports is pitted against Hilal FC from Sudan in the Champions League match ups to look out for.