Ghana’s reigning FA Cup winners Asante Kotoko will negotiate the 2018/19 Caf Confederation Cup preliminary round against a yet-to-be determined Cameroonian club.
The Confederation of African Football finally released the draw for its upcoming inter-club competitions Friday morning, almost a week after it was conducted in Rabat, Morocco.
The Porcupine Warriors are scheduled to play home first on either November 27 or 28 with the reverse fixture in Cameroon coming off the following week.
So who plays Kotoko?
The Porcupine Warriors will have to face either Eding Sport FC de la Lékié or Lion Blessé de Kotouni who are to lock horns in the final of the Coupe du Cameroun 2018.
But the dilemma is that, at the time of the draw, no date had even been confirmed for the two teams who won their respective semi-finals games back in September, according to Footy-Ghana.com checks.
The Normalization Committee for the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has struggled to find a date for the Coupe du Cameroun final to come off. A date was supposed to be confirmed at a meeting last Friday (Nov. 2) but there was no headway.
Asante Kotoko stand the chance of a walkover into the next stage, if Fecafoot fails to conduct the Cup final or determine its winner in time for the November 27/28 first leg games.
Cameroon have two slots in the Caf Confederation Cup. The other team – New Stars de Douala – have been drawn against Burundi’s Vital’O FC
Should Asante Kotoko successfully negotiate the Cameroonian hurdle, they could be facing one of Kenya’s Kairobangi Sharks FC or Arta Solar7 of Djibouti in the 1/16th stage.
Kotoko will go away first and complete the tie at home on December 23.
The aggregate winner qualifies for the group stage (famously called Money Zone) of the 2018/19 Caf Confederation Cup.