Addis Ababa – St George, Ethiopia‘s representative in this year’s Total CAF Orange Champions League, will face AC Leopards de Dolisie of Congo Brazzaville in the first leg match of the round 16th in Dolisie on Sunday. The return leg match will take place in Ethiopia in two weeks.
St George eliminated Cote d’Or of the Seychelles 5-0 on aggregate score.
Coach Mart Nooij has dropped Frew Getahun, Bruno Cone and Andargachew Yisak from the team that faced Cote d’Or and replaced them with Zerihun Tadesse, Frezer Kassa and Yaser Mugerwa.
About CAF Champions League (Wikipedia)
The 2017 CAF Champions League (officially the 2017 Total CAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons) is the 53rd edition of Africa’s premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 21st edition under the current CAF Champions League format.
Starting from this season, the group stage will be expanded from eight to 16 teams, divided into four groups of four. According to these changes the total matches to be played in the tournament will increase by 16 matches due to the extra 8 teams involved in group stage.
The winners of the 2017 CAF Champions League will qualify as the CAF representative at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, and also earn the right to play against the winners of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup in the 2018 CAF Super Cup.
Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa are the defending champions.