Rollers, Orapa to know CAF opponents today

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BTC Premiership giants, Township Rollers and Orapa United will know their African club competitions opponents when a preliminary and first round draw is conducted in Cairo, Egypt today.

Rollers qualified for the CAF Champions League by virtue of being the league champions while Orapa United will take part in the CAF Confederations Cup after winning the Mascom Top 8. Both teams are unseeded and will have to take part in the first rounds of the competitions.

For Rollers, they will return to the regional club competition after taking part in 2015 when they were knocked out by Kaizer Chiefs in the preliminary round with a 3-1 aggregate score. Popa have competed in more CAF competitions than any other local team. On the other hand, the Ostriches will make their debut in CAF competitions after four years of its establishment. The club has established themselves as one of the biggest clubs in the country since gaining promotion three seasons ago. They won a cup competition and finished third in the league last season.

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