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GFA wishes Hearts, Kotoko well in CAF Club Competi

8 years ago

The Ghana Football Association would like to wish Premier League clubs Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak all the best in the CAF Club Competitions, which begins this weekend.

League Champions Asante Kotoko will contest in the CAF Champions League while third-place finishers in the League, Accra Hearts of Oak, will take part in the CAF Confederations Cup.

Kotoko have however been given a bye as they automatically advance to the next stage of the CAF Champions League after the withdrawal of their Sierra Leonean opponents East End Lions.

The Ghanaian Champions who are two-time winners of the competition, will therefore face either MC Eulma or St. Georges in the next round.

In the Confederation Cup, Hearts of Oak will face side AS Police on Sunday February 15 at the Accra Stadium in the preliminary stage of the competition. The match kicks off at 15pm GMT.

The Phobians last played in the Confederations Cup in 2004 when they won the trophy for the first time.

The second leg will be played on the weekend of 27, 28 February and 1 March.

“The Ghana Football Association would like to wish the two teams involved in the CAF Club Competition all the best as they will be flying the flag the of the country. As Ghanaians, it is encouraging to see so our teams involved in the competition as this will in turn help our national teams to do well in major tournaments” .

“Our wish as an Association is for our two big clubs to reclaim their glory on the continental stage and excel in their respective competitions. The experience gained in the competition can only serve to make our Premier League stronger. Good luck to our two clubs and we are confident they will make us proud”, the Ghana Football Association said in a press statement.

The draws for the 19th edition of the Orange CAF Champions League 2015 and the 12th Orange CAF Confederation Cup was conducted in Cairo in December last year.

A total of 58 clubs entered the Champions League draw with 56 in the Confederations Cup.