Malawi teams know opponents in African Champions League : Nomads to meet DRC’s AC Vita, Masters face Angola’s Atletico

Malawi title favourites, Be Forward Wanderers will begin the campaign of their African Champions League title against 2014 CAF Champions League finalists AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the play off.

Nomads players:  Malawi representatives at African Champions league

The 2018 Champions League will begin on the weekend of 9-11 February with the two-leg final set for November.

the Nomads will have to win the two-legged tie  if they are to reach the next phase of Africa’ biggest football competition.

A draw  conducted at Confederations African Football (CAF) headquarters in  Cairo, Egypt also saw another Malawi representative  Masters Security handed a tough opponent. They  were drawn against Atletico Petroleos of Angola.

Wanderers chairperson Gift Mkandawire said : It’s a draw. Our reaction must be positive.”

He added: “In champions league you must be ready to face the best teams.”

Masters Security owner  Alfred Gangata also said that playing the ‘best teams’ is part and parcel of competing in the competition.

The last time Malawi had a representative in the continental competition was in 2014 when Nyasa Big Bullets reached the second round of the preliminary stage before being eliminated by Al Hilal of Sudan.

In 2004, Bullets made Malawi proud when they reached the quarterfinals of the competition.

For the first time ever neibhouring Zambia had two teams in the draw with Zanaco, who reached the group stage in 2017 drawn to play Gambia Armed Forces, while Zesco United will play Zanzibar’s JKU SC.

2018 African Champions League draw

First Round:

  • St George (Ethiopia) v Al Salam (South Sudan)
  • CNaPS (Madagascar) v Kampala Capital City Authority (Uganda)
  • Zanaco (Zambia) v Gambia Armed Forces (Gambia)
  • Bantu FC (Lesotho) v Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
  • Stade Malien (Mali) v Williamsville AC (Ivory Coast)
  • Al Tahadi (Libya) v Aduana Stars (Ghana)
  • Entente Setif (Algeria) v Olympic Real Bangui (Central African Republic)
  • Real Bamako (Mali) v MFM FC (Nigeria)
  • AS Otoho (Congo) v Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)
  • AS Fan (Niger) v Horoya (Guinea)
  • Generation Foot (Senegal) v Misr Makassa (Egypt)
  • Young Africans (Tanzania) v St Louis (Seychelles)
  • Township Rollers (Botswana) v Al Merreikh (Sudan)
  • Gor Mahia (Kenya) v Leones Vegetarianos (Equatorial Guinea)
  • ASAC Concorde (Mauritania) v Esperance (Tunisia)
  • Plateau United (Nigeria) v Eding Sport (Cameroon)
  • AC Leopards (Congo) v AS Port Lome (Togo)
  • LISCR FC (Liberia) v Al Hilal (Sudan)
  • JKU SC (Zanzibar) v Zesco United (Zambia)
  • Benin representative v Asec Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
  • Ngaya Club (Comoros Islands) v UD Songo (Mozambique)
  • DH El Jadidi (Morocco) v Benfica (Guinea Bissau)
  • AS Vita Club (DR Congo) v Be Forward Wanderers (Malawi)
  • Primeiro Agosto (Angola) v FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)
  • Bidvest Wits (South Africa) v Pamplemousse SC (Mauritius)
  • Rayon Sports (Rwanda) v Lydia Ludic Burundi Academic (Burundi)

Second round (teams in bold given a bye):

  • St George or Al Salam v CNaPS or Kampala Capital City Authority
  • Zanaco or Gambia Armed Forces v Bantu FC or Mbabane Swallows
  • Wydad Casablanca (Morocco, holders)v Stade Malien or Williamsville AC
  • Al Tahadi or Aduana Stars v Entente Setif or Olympic Real Bangui
  • Al Ahly (Egypt)v CF Mounana or RC Kadiogo
  • Real Bamako or MFM FC v AS Otoho or Mouloudia Alger
  • AS Fan or Horoya v Generation Foot or Misr Makassa
  • Young Africans or St Louis v Township Rollers or Al Merreikh
  • Gor Mahia or Leones Vegetarianos v ASAC Concorde or Esperance
  • Etoile du Sahel (Tunisiav Plateau United or Eding Sport
  • AC Leopards or AS Port Lome v LISCR FC or Al Hilal
  • JKU SC or Zesco United v Benin representative or Asec Abidjan
  • TP Mazembe (DR Congo)v Ngaya Club or UD Songo
  • DH El Jadidi or Benfica v AS Vita Club or Be Forward Wanderers
  • Primeiro Agosto or FC Platinum v Bidvest Wits or Pamplemousse SC
  • Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)v Rayon Sports or Lydia Ludic Burundi Academic

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4 years ago

Master Security African Champions League????surprised and what criteria used????I believe these competitions are only for the teams who have performed well in the league or cup games in their respective countries? No wonder Malawi football is sinking instead of developing.

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