CAF Interclub preliminary draw: Gor Mahia, Kenya Police set for key matchups – See who they could face!

CAF Interclub preliminary draw: Gor Mahia, Kenya Police set for key matchups – See who they could face!

Festus Chuma 10:28 - 11.07.2024

D-Day for Gor Mahia and Kenya Police FC as pots for Thursday's CAF draw are revealed setting stage for matchups.

The draw to determine opponents for Gor Mahia and Kenya Police FC in the preliminary rounds of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup respectively is set for Thursday, July 11.

This pivotal event scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt,marks a significant moment for both clubs as they step onto the continental stage.

Gor Mahia, having clinched the 2023/2024 FKF Premier League title, will be Kenya's representatives in the prestigious CAF Champions League.

Meanwhile, Kenya Police FC secured their spot in the CAF Confederation Cup by winning the FKF Cup.

This year's draw comes exactly a week after the teams were set for the CAF 2025 AFCON qualifiers, with Kenya placed in Group J alongside Cameroon, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.

The CAF Champions League will see 59 clubs from 47 African countries vying for the top honors, while the CAF Confederation Cup will feature 52 clubs from 41 countries.

Both tournaments are highly competitive and garner extensive global viewership, reflecting the growing standard and appeal of African football.

Key clubs such as Al-Ahly of Egypt, TP Mazembe of DR Congo, Esperance de Tunis of Tunisia, Petro Luanda of Angola, and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa will receive byes in the first round due to their high rankings and historical performances.

Last season, Al Ahly SC added to their record by winning their 12th CAF Champions League title, while Zamalek claimed their second CAF Confederation Cup title, highlighting the intense rivalry and high stakes of these tournaments.

The draw is an essential phase in the competition setting the stage for the strategic battles that will unfold over the coming months.

Football fans can catch the live broadcast of the draw on CAF’s official YouTube channel, CAF TV, at 3 pm East Africa Time.