- Teams participating in next season's African club competitions now know when they will have to take their steps on the path to continental glory
- CAF has released the dates for the Champions League and Confederations Cup, with a change in when the competitions take place
- DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns, runners-up Cape Town and Royal AM will represent South Africa in the tournaments
Africa's football governing body CAF has confirmed the key dates for next season’s Champions League and Confederation Cup.
In a statement released on Friday, the CAF Interclub Competitions Organising Committee released key information ‘pertaining to the registration of clubs, competition dates, player registrations and engagement conditions for Member Associations.’
According to iDiski Times, South Africa is among twelve countries alongside Algeria, Angola, DR Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia, who will be allowed to enter two teams in each competition.
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DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns and runners-up Cape Town City will compete in the Champions League. Royal AM, who finished in third place, and Marumo Gallants will be involved in the Confederations Cup; the latter by virtue of being the losing finalists in the Nedbank Cup that Sundowns also won.
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Last season, Orlando Pirates was defeated by RS Berkane on penalties in the Confederations Cup final in Nigeria, as was reported by Sport24.
Shauwn 'MaMkhize' Mkhize targets strong Royal AM run in inaugural CAF Confederations Cup debut
Success breeds more success, with Shauwn 'MaMkhize' hoping her charges Royal AM does just that next season.
As reported by Sports Brief, MaMkhize is targeting a strong showing when Thwihli Thwahla participates in their debut CAF Confederations Cup campaign in the 2022/23 campaign. The club got there after surprisingly finished in third place on the DStv Premiership table, in a season where they got to the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup semifinals.
In order to maintain a challenge at home and aboard, the club will need to strengthen considerably, with former Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic already being linked with a move to Durban.