Away CL games for Hearts, AshantiGold

14 years ago

Ghana's Accra Hearts of Oak and AshantiGold have both been handed away ties in the first round of the CAF Champions League competition following Tuesday's draw.

The two sides qualified as representatives for the lucrative competition which commences on the weekend of February 15-17.

Hearts of Oak, who won last season's domestic league and winners of the Champions League in 2000 play Gabon's FC105 Libreville away first while AshantiGold make their second return to the competition with an away tie against Sahel SC of Niger.

The Miners' first attempt in maiden edition of the competition in 1997 saw them reach the finals but lost out on penalties.

The return legs comes off at the Ohene Djan stadium in Accra for the Phobians and the Len Clay stadium in Obuasi for the Miners on the weekend of February 29, March 1-2.

If both sides manage to stir past their first round opponents, they would advance to the second round where Hearts of Oak would meet either Chad representative or TP Mazembe Englebert while AshantiGold would be up against Algeria's JS Kabylie.

The first leg of the second round matches come off on the weekend of March 21-23 with the Ghanaian sides playing away first if they qualifier from the first round.

The return legs will be played on the weekend of April 4-6.

Winners advance to the third round in April and May.