Gor Mahia, Sharks set to know Caf opponents

Gor Mahia fans cheer their team during their Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League first round, first leg match against Tunisia's Esperance sportive de Tunis (ES Tunis) in Machakos on March 7, 2018. Photo credit: Daily nation.

Kenyan champions Gor Mahia and domestic cup winners Kariobangi Sharks will know their opponents in the preliminary round of Caf Inter-Clubs Championships on Saturday.

The continental body will hold the draw for both the Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup due to commence on November 27.

Gor, who won their record 17th SportPesa Premier League (SPL) title, will represent the country in the first tier championship as Sharks make their debut in the second tier club competition after winning the SportPesa Shield with a 3-2 win over Sofapaka on October 20.

“The draw for the preliminary rounds of the 2018/19 Caf Interclubs will be held on Saturday in Rabat, Morocco during the meeting of the Ad hoc Committee of the Caf Interclubs,” Caf tweeted on Thursday.

Unlike in the past, this season will adopt a transitional calendar which allows the Caf club competitions to switch from the February-November schedule to August-May following the Caf Executive Committee decision in July last year.

The upcoming season will start in the first weekend of December and end in May 2019, just before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.

Caf had said the deadline for team to submit their squads was on Thursday.