Who can KCCA draw in the CAF Confederation Cup playoff?

  • KCCA can draw any side that progressed to this stage in the CAF Confederation Cup
  • However, they will avoid teams that were ejected from the CAF Champions League at same stage
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Geoffrey Sserunkuma celebrates goal against Mamelodi Sundowns

KCCA could be in for a CAF Confederation Cup play-off date with Zambia’s Zesco United, Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas or Tunisia’s Club Africain in the next round.

Mike Mutebi’s side suffered a heart break at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo when Anthony Laffor scored late in the game to deny them a chance to play in the group stages in CAF Champions League with Mamelodi Sundowns progressing.

But with a chance to play in the second most competitive and lucrative club competition, KCCA remains on the continent.

They will be unseeded when the draw takes place in Cairo on Tuesday after dropping out from the Champions League.

And it means the Kasasiro can be paired with sides that progressed to the next round in the CAF Confederation Cup who among others include Platinum Stars of South Africa, a side that eliminated Ugandan side Vipers SC, Algeria’s MC Alger and JS Kabyle, Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and Smouha of Egypt that ejected Kenya’s Ulinzi Stars of Kenya.

The Ugandan side could also renew acquaintances with SuperSport United who they faced in 2008 and Swaziland’s Mbabane Swallows.

KCCA will avoid sides that were ejected at the same stage in the CAF Champions League including former champions TP Mazembe, Leopard of Congo Brazzaville, Port Louis of Mauritius, Young Africans of Tanzania and Enugu Rangers of Nigeria.

The first legs, to be hosted by the sides that have dropped from the CAF Champions League will be played between 7-9 April and the return legs on 14-16, April 2017.

KCCA’s potential CAF Confederation Cup play-off opponents: Smouha (Egypt), Hilal El Obeid Club (Sudan), CRD Libolo (Angola), Maghreb Fez (Morocco), Rayon Sport (Rwanda), ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast), Zesco United (Zambia), Platinum Stars (South Africa), Club Africain (Tunisia), MC Alger (Algeria), SuperSport United (South Africa), IR Tanger (Morocco), CS Sfaxien (Tunisian), El Masry (Egypt), JS Kabyle (Algeria) and Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland).

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