CAF releases schedule for Champions League, Confederation Cup preliminary rounds

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released its schedule for the preliminary round of its two inter-club competitions for the 2022/23 season.


Registration for the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup competitions begins on the 1st of August and ends on the 15th of that month.


The first legs of the preliminary matches in both competitions will then be played on the weekend of September 9 which is the same weekend the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season kicks off.


The second legs will then be played on the weekend of September 16.





Clubs will play the first legs of the second preliminary round on the weekend of October 7 with the second legs being played a fortnight later on the weekend of October 14


The qualified teams are expected to register up to 40 players with nine players being allowed on the bench on matchdays.

The teams will also be allowed to make five substitutions during matches.


REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS

DATES

Registration Period – (Players eligible for the Preliminary Round)

1-15 August, 2022

CAF MATCH DATES

1st preliminary round (Home)

9-11 September, 2022

1st preliminary round (Away)

16-18 September, 2022

2nd preliminary round (Home)

7-9 October, 2022

2nd preliminary round (Away)

14-16 October, 2022

CC Additional 2nd preliminary round (Home)

2 November, 2022

CC Additional 2nd preliminary round (Away)

9 November, 2022