Asante Kotoko have been drawn to play Congolese champions Club Athlétique Rennaisance Aiglon (CARA) Brazzaville in the preliminary round of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.
Held on Wednesday at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Egypt, the draw will see Ghana’s most decorated continental club host CARA Brazzaville in Kumasi on the weekend of February 9.
The second leg will take place barely a fortnight later.
The winner of that tie will face either Tunisia’s Ben Guerdane or South Sudan’s Al Hilal Juba in the 1/16th stage.
Ten clubs including Morocco’s RAJA, Tunisia’s Club Africain, Nigeria’s Enyimba, Algeria’s USMA and Egypt’s Zamalek were drawn bye.
The Porcupine Warriors last played in the competition in 2008 and they exited at the group stage though striker Eric Bekoe won the Golden Boot.