Draws for the preliminary stage of the 2018/19 CAF Champions League as well as CAF Confederation Cup have finally been announced today.
The draw for the preliminary rounds were held on 3 November 2018 in Rabat, Morocco, but had not been officially announced by the CAF due to a special situation with the transitional calendar.
Uganda Premier League reigning champions Vipers Sports Club will face Sudanese club Al-Merrikh Sporting Club.
Vipers will visit Al-Merrikh in the first leg between November 27th-28th, 2018 with the return leg set to be played a week later, between December 4th-5th, 2018.
The Venoms will face Ugandan goalkeeper Jamal Salim Magoola who is the first choice goalkeeper for the Sudanese club.
Al-Merrikh is one of the oldest football clubs in Africa, and have won the Sudan Premier League 16 times and Sudan Cup 14 times.
The victors of the fixture will face either Algerian side CS Constantine or GAMTEL from Gambia in the next round of the champions league group stage qualifiers.
Meanwhile in the CAF Confederations Cup, KCCA FC received a bye to the first round and will wait for the next round of qualification.
The winners of the next round of the qualification round will be a total of 15 clubs that will join CAF Champions League Winner (Season 2018) in the group matches of the 2018-2019 season.
Club that have been given a bye into the next round include; Al Ahly (Egypt), AS Vita Club (DR Congo), Esperance (Tunisia), TP MAzembe (DR Congo) and Morocco’s Wydad AC).