Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Champions League competition, Enyimba of Aba and Warri Wolves, have been handed the lottery of playing home leg first after the draw ceremony held yesterday in Cairo, Egypt.
Two-time champions, Enyimba will host Vital ‘O of Burundi while Warri Wolves will also play host to El-Meriekh of Sudan in the first round of the competition in the weekend of March 11th-13th 2016.
In other fixtures five-time champions TP Mazembe will begin its defence with a trip to Saint George of Ethiopia.
Mazembe, who this month annexed a third CAF Super Cup, is one of several top clubs who drew bye in the preliminary round of the competition.
Others include Egypt’s Al Ahly, Etoile du Sahel from Tunisia, Algeria’s ES Setif as well as Sudan giants Al Hilal and Al Merreikh.
The winners over the two legs will qualify for the final round knockout stage before the money spinning Group stage of the premier African club competition which will commence in June.
The full draw:
V Club (COD) v Ferroviario Maputo (MOZ)
Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) v AC Leopards (CGO)
Warri Wolves (NGR) v Al Merrikh (SUD)
Etoile (CGO) v Entente Setif (ALG)
Wydad Casablanca (MAR) or Douanes (NIG) v CNaPS (MAD)
St George (ETH) v TP Mazembe (COD, holders)
Enyimba (NGR) v Vital’O (BDI)
Olympique Khouribga (MAR) v Etoile Sahel (TUN)
Stade Malien (MLI) v Coton Sport (CMR)
Zesco Utd (ZAM) v Horoya (GUI)
APR (RWA) v Young Africans (TAN)
Recreativo Libolo (ANG) v Al Ahly (EGY)
Kaizer Chiefs (RSA) v ASEC Mimosas (CIV)
Al Ahly Tripoli (LBA) v Al Hilal (SUD)
Union Douala (CMR) v Zamalek (EGY)
Club Africain (TUN) v Mouloudia Bejaia (ALG)
First leg: March 11-13, second: March 18-20