Ugandan CAF Champions League representatives on the continent, KCCA FC, have been placed in Pot 3 alongside fellow debutants Algerian club MC Alger, Horoya of Guinea and Mbabane Swallows from Swaziland.
In effect KCCA stands in line to be drawn with some of Africa’s big clubs like the defending champions Wydad Casablanca, eight time record holders Al Ahly of Egypt and Tunisian side Esperance.
The qualified teams were ranked according to their performances in the last five editions of the CAF Interclubs competitions from 2013 to 2017.
For the Total CAF Champions League, the points allotted are winner – 6, runner-up-5, semi-final – 4, quarterfinal – 3, third in group – 2 and fourth in group – 1, multiplied by a co-efficient of 5,4,3,2,1 for the editions 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, respectively.
The draw will start with Pot 4, with the first ball drawn directly going to Group A. Another draw will be held to determine its position (A1, A2, A3 or A4). The teams in the same pot don’t face each other.
The same procedure will repeated for Pots 3, 2 & 1 to complete the groupings.
The first group stage matches will be played on May 4, 2018.
The winners qualify as the CAF representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup in the 2019 CAF Super Cup.
The draw will be held today at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cairo at 8pm Ugandan time.
TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Al Ahly (Egypt)
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
ES Setif (Algeria)
MC Alger (Algeria)
Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
Primero de Agosto (Angola)
Township Rollers (Botswana)
Difaa El Jadidi (Morocco)
AS Port (Togo)