The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says its 2022/23 interclub competition will begin on September 9.
CAF announced this in a statement published on its official website, cafonline.com.
“The excitement is building as the countdown continues to the start of the CAF 2022/23 interclubs competition season; as the continent’s top clubs prepare for what is expected to be an exciting campaign.”
“The 2022/23 season will kick-off on Friday, 09 September 2022; with the preliminary rounds of both the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup,” the governing body said.
The TotalEnergies Champions League will, therefore, include 58 clubs battling it out to try and unseat African champion Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.
In the Confederation Cup, 50 clubs will vie for top honours to unseat current champions, RS Berkane also of Morocco.
The first leg of the first preliminary round matches will take place from September 9 to September 11; while the return matches will follow a week later.
Rivers United and Plateau United, who were recently crowned NPFL champions, will represent Nigeria in the CAF Champions League.
Kwara United and Ikenne’s Remo Stars FC will be Nigeria’s representative in the Confederations Cup competition.