Pirates get a tough draw in CAF champions League

pirates draw CAF Champions League draw for Orlando Pirates

The draw for the group stages of the Champions League has taken place in Cairo .

The eight teams were seeded as follows:

Esperance (Tunisia) and seven-time winners Al Ahly (Egypt) were seeded at level I, with one each in group A and B.

AC Leopards (Congo) and CotonSport (Cameroon) were seeded at level II, with one in each group.

Finally, five-time winners Zamalek (Egypt), Sewe Sport (Ivory Coast), Orlando Pirates (South Africa) and Recreativo do Libolo (Angola) were level III seeds, placed into Group A, B, A, B as they were drawn.

GROUP A
Orlando Pirates, AC Leopards, Zamalek and Al Ahly

GROUP B
Sewe Sport, Recreativo do Libolo, CotonSport, Esperance

CLICK HERE for all the Champions League fixtures

The teams in each group will play each other home and away in a round-robin format, with the top two teams going through to the semi-finals.

The prize money for the competition is $1,500,000 for the winners, $1,000,000 for second place, $700,000 each for third and fourth place. Third place in groups get $500,000 each, fourth in group get $400,000 each.

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