Be Forward Wanderers and Masters Security might have exited Confederation of African Football (Caf) competitions but there are still five Malawians involved in the Confederation Cup and Champions League.
The first-round of the Champions League will involve goalkeeper Charles Swini and midfielder Frank Banda, whose Mozambique league champions UD Songo were drawn against the Democratic Republic of Congo giants, TP Mazembe.
The first-round matches are scheduled to kick off on the weekend of March 6.
Another Congolese side, AS Vita, eliminated Malawi Super League champions, Be Forward Wanderers, from Champions League 6-1 on aggregate.
In South Africa, Gabadinho Mhango’s Bidvest Wits are also through to the Champions League next round after easing past Pamplemousses of Mauritius 2-1 on aggregate. Wits date Angolan giants Premiero de Agosto in the first-round.
Striker Chawanangwa Kawonga and Innocent Tanganyika will also be involved in Confederation Cup matches after their Mozambican side, Costa do Sol, qualified from the preliminary round.
Songo ousted Ngaya Club from Comoros islands 3-1 on aggregate whereas Costa sailed past Jwaneng Galaxy from Botswana 1-0 over two legs.
Costa date Cape Town City of South Africa. Another Angolan side, Atletico Petroleos de Launda, who eliminated Masters from the preliminary round of Confederation Cup, has been drawn against South Africa’s SuperSport United, in the first round.
Teams from Madagascar, Mauritius, Botswana and Zambia are also still in contention in the continental competitions.
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