Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been paired with a Burkina Faso side Rail Club de Kadiogo, in the preliminary round of this season’s CAF Champions League.
The Ghanaian champions will take on the Burkina Faso champions following the draw which was held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at CAF headquarters in Egypt.
Ghana Champions Asante Kotoko drawn against Burkinabe counterparts RC Kadiogo in the Prelims of #CAFCL
Kadiogo notably shocked Kotoko in Kumasi on (5-3) penalties in the 1979 CAF Cup Winners Cup.
First leg is slated for Sept 9-11, 2022 with the second leg between 16-18. pic.twitter.com/0SWZhNiV9Q
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) August 9, 2022
The first leg will take place on the weekend of September 9-11, 2022, with the second leg taking place the following weekend.
— Asante Kotoko SC – 21/22 GPL Champions🥇 (@AsanteKotoko_SC) August 9, 2022
The winner of the two-legged match will face the winner of Botswana’s Gaborone United or DR Congo’s AS Vita Club in the next round.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko has made some additions to their team by securing the services of Ugandan forward, Mukwala Steven Dese and goalkeeper Frederick Asare.
The fabulous has landed in Accra and will start their pre-season training on Wednesday before leaving the shores of Ghana to Turkey to continue preparations on Sunday, August 14th.
On the other hand, bitter rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak have been put on standby in the CAF Confederations Cup and will be waiting for the winner of the game between AS Douanes of Burkina Faso and ASR Bamako of Mali in the second preliminary round.
The Phobians confirmed participation in the CAF Confederation Cup after emerging champions of the 2021/22 MTN FA Cup following a 2-1 win over Bechem United in the finals.