CAF CC: KCCA to face AS Kigali or Botswana’s Orapa after receiving a bye

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

KCCA FC will face the aggregate winner between Rwanda’s AS Kigali and Orapa United of Botswana who have been drawn against each other in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

KCC received a bye and will only start their campaign on the first round.

The 13-time Ugandan league champions will be aiming for their first appearance in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages since their 2017 campaign.

In 2017, KCCA beat Egypt’s Al Masry to storm the group stages where they were pooled alongside FUS Rabat, Club Africain and Nigeria’s Rivers United.

Last year, KCCA fell short of achieving the same feat after being eliminated by Algeria’s Paradou AC on a 4-1 aggregate score.

They will face Orapa United or AS Kigali between 22-23rd December (first leg) and 5-6th January (second leg) to determine who advance to the final qualification round.

Orapa United is home to Ugandan midfielder Lawrence Ndugga who guided them to a Mascom 8 Cup triumph last season.

AS Kigali lost to Proline FC in the same competition on the first round stage.

Apart from KCCA, Other clubs who received a bye to the next round include Pyramids FC, RS Berkane, Etoile Du Sahel, Orlando Pirates, JS Kablyie, DC Motema Pembe and ES Setif.

Others are Sudan’s Al Hilal Obeid, UD Songo of Mozambique, San Pedro from Ivory Coast and Benin’s ESAE FC.

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