CAF clears Kotoko, Hearts for African campaign

BY: Kwame Larweh
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh - Hearts
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh - Hearts

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has granted licence to Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak to participate in the 2022/2023 CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup, respectively.

The CAF licence confirmed that the two clubs had met all the requirements in the CAF Club Licensing regulations.

The decision followed a successful Club Licensing Seminar hosted by CAF in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss the roadmap for the licensing system in Africa.

The club licensing process for different club competitions is regulated through the different CAF codes and competitions’ regulations.

A total of 58 clubs from 46 CAF member associations were licensed for the 2022/20223 CAF Champions League, while 50 clubs were granted a licence for the 2022/2023 Confederation Cup.

Hearts, who drew a bye in the preliminaries, will play either AS Douane of Burkina Faso or ASR Bamako of Mali in the first round in October.

Kotoko, on the other hand, will clash with Burkina Faso’s Rail de Kadiogo in the first leg on September 11.