The Confederation of African Football revealed the closest location to holding the group stage draw of the African Champions League and Confederation, and that the draw will not be held at the official headquarters.
A source from CAF toldFileGoal: “The Competition Committee has initially settled on holding the African Champions League and Confederation Cup draw on November 16, but we are still waiting for confirmation of the date when agreeing on the place of the draw.”
He added, “The closest is not to hold the draw at the headquarters of the African Union because of some special things that happen at the headquarters.”
He continued, “There is a tendency to set it outside the headquarters, as happened in the draw for the 32nd round of the Confederation. The search is still going on to find a suitable place in Cairo.”
He continued, “The place for the lottery will be decided within 72 hours, after which the deadline will be set and the participants will be informed of it.”
He concluded, “The African Union is keen to hold the draw before the start of the World Cup to give the teams time to prepare for the group stage.”
The group stage is expected to start in February.
Al-Ahly and Zamalek advanced to the group stage of the African Champions League.
While Pyramids and Futures booked their contract in the group stage of the Confederation.
The location of the lottery will be decided within 72 hours, after which the final date will be decided and all participants will be notified
K is keen to draw the draw before the start of the World Cup to give the teams time to prepare for the group stage, which begins next February