Armed Forces draw Kabylie

The Gambian Soldiers will host the North African side in the first leg here in Banjul with the return leg to be played in Algeria.

Reigning champions TP Mazembe of the DR Congo have been given a bye into the second round and will play the winner of the game between APR of Rwanda and Recreativo Libolo of Angola.

This year’s beaten finalists Heartland of Nigeria also have a bye into round two. First leg matches will be played between the 12 and 14 of February

Six-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt will also begin their campaign in round two. Others teams given a bye are Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast, Dynamos of Zimbabwe and Al Hilal of Sudan.

Highlights of the first round include ASC Linguere of Senegal who take on Asante Kotoko Ghana, while Kenyan champions Sofapaka will make their debut in the competition against Egypt’s Ismailia.

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