Ghanaian premier league clubs, Hearts of Oak and Medeama will get to know their opponents in the CAF Inter-club competitions for next season on Friday, August 13.
Both clubs names were submitted by the Ghana Football Association to represent Ghana in the Africa club competition with Hearts of Oak competing in the CAF Champions League while Medeama fights for honours in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The premier league Champions Accra Hearts of Oak will represent Ghana in the CAF champions league for the first time in 12 years. The last time Heart of Oak went to Africa it was in the CAF Confederation Cup but were eliminated by Esperance 8 years ago.
Medeame recently went to Africa but they were knockout by T.P Mazembe in the group stage.
The draw for the initial qualifying rounds for the 2021/2022 campaign takes place in Cairo.
A statement on CAF says, “With the new interclub-season approaching, CAF will organize on Friday 13 August 2021 the draw for the preliminary rounds of TotalEnergies CAF Champions League 2021/22 and CAF TotalEnergies Confederation Cup 2021/22.
The draw will be conducted in Cairo.
CAF Member Associations had until Tuesday 10 August 2021 to submit their representatives. The race to succeed Al Ahly (Egypt), winner of the last edition of the CAF TotalEnergies Champions League, and Raja Athletic Club (Morocco), winner of the CAF TotalEnergies Confederation Cup, will begin 10 September 2021 with the first round of preliminaries.
The group stages will begin in February 2022. The 12 best-placed national associations in the CAF ranking are authorized to enter two clubs in the different competitions.
These are South Africa, Algeria, Angola, DR Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia.”Accra Hearts of Oak and Medeama will start their preparations as soon as possible to be in their best form after a successful season in the domestic league.
Story By: Justin Nikurbe