Kaizer Chiefs will begin their 2020/21 Caf Champions League campaign at the preliminary round against Cameroonian champions PWD Bamenda.
Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Mamelodi Sundowns have been given a preliminary stage bye and lie wait in the first round to face the winner between Jwaneng Galaxy from Botswana or US Zilimadjou of Comoros.
Chiefs will first visit PWD Bamenda on the weekend of November 27-29, before hosting their opponents on the weekend of December 4-6.
Bamenda qualified for this season’s Champions League after claiming their first-ever Cameroon Elite One league title last season which was, however, prematurely ended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If Chiefs get past Bamenda, they meet Angolan champions Primeiro Agosto in the first round as they seek to reach the group stage under Gavin Hunt who led Bidvest Wits to the Caf Confederation Cup mini-league phase last season.
It would be a return to Africa for last season’s PSL runners-up Chiefs who have recently participated in the Champions League with little success.
Meanwhile in the Confederation Cup, Orlando Pirates will begin their bid for a first continental title since 1995 in the first round after being given a preliminary stage bye.
The Buccaneers will play the winner between SD Sagrada Esperanca from Angola and Eswatini representatives yet to be confirmed.
Pirates were Confederation Cup finalists in 2015 and return to this competition after finishing third on the PSL table last season.