Thirty two clubs will battle for the sixteen places in the 54th edition of the CAF Champions’ League group stages as the qualification process draws to a close, with Uganda representatives KCCA FC determined to qualify for the group stages.
KCCA FC advanced to the next round on away goals rule after a 2-2 draw on aggregate with Malagasy side CNaPS, and the 16 clubs that qualify will be grouped into four groups of four teams each, playing home and away games.
Paul Mucureezi scored the only goal in the second leg after 63 minutes when he capitalized on a Mustafa Kizza cross to head the ball past CNaPS’s goalkeeper Andoniaina Fanomezantsoa Andriamalala.
The Kasasiro boys, who were knocked out of the tournament at the same stage last season by South African side Mamelodi Sundowns, will play away to Ethiopian giants St George in the next round.
Meanwhile, the 16 losers of the first round enter the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round.
The first legs will be played between March 6-7, 2018 while the second legs on March 16-18, 2018.
Total CAF Champions League full fixtures:
Saint George (Ethiopia) vs KCCA (Uganda)
Armed Forces (Gambia)/Zanaco (Zambia) vs Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) vs Williamsville AC (Cote d’Ivoire)
Aduana (Ghana) vs ES Setif (Algeria)
Al Ahly (Egypt) vs Mounana (Gabon)
MFM (Nigeria) vs MC Alger (Algeria)
Horoya (Guinea) vs Generation Foot (Senegal)
Young Africans (Tanzania) vs Township Rollers (Botswana)
Gor Mahia (Kenya) vs Esperance (Tunisia)
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) vs Plateau United (Nigeria)
AS Togo (Togo) vs El Hilal (Sudan)
Zesco (Zambia) vs ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo) vs UD Songo (Mozambique)
Difaa Hassan (Morocco) vs AS Vita (DR Congo)
Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) vs Bidvest (South Africa)
Rayon Sports (Rwanda) vs Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)