Accra Hearts of Oak will not be participating in the first round of the 2022/23 Confederation Cup according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Phobians are among the thirteen (13) clubs that have been exempted from part taking in the first preliminary round of the 2022/23 CAF Confederation Cup.
Other clubs excluded from the first preliminary round include USM Algers, JS Saoura, GD Sagrada, CS Noirs, DCM Pembe, Pyramids FC RS Berkane, Marumo Gallants, AzamFC, CS Sfaxien, Club Africain, Zesco United
Hearts of Oak is Ghana’s sole representative in the competition after clinching the 2021/22 MTN FA Cup.
Samuel Boadu’s side defeated Bechem United 2-1 to book their place in the Confederations Cup.
The Phobians are yet to make an appearance in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup in the last decade, having been knocked out by Algerian side JS Saoura on a 4-2 aggregate.
The draw for the 2022-2023 Total Energies CAF Interclub competitions Preliminary Rounds will be conducted on Tuesday, 09 August 2022 in Cairo, Egypt at 16h00 local time.
Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko who are also representing Ghana in the 2022/23 CAF Champions League will know their opponent for the first preliminary round on Tuesday..
Preliminary rounds’ dates:
- First Round (Home/Away): 09 – 11 Sep / 16 – 18 Sep 2022
- Second Round (Home/Away): 07 – 9 Oct / 14 – 16 Oct 2022
Source: Modern Ghana