JOHANNESBURG – The Caf Champions League fixtures have been released for the 2019/20 season, with Orlando Pirates taking on Green Eagles of Zambia in the first round of the preliminary stages.
Eagles are based in Choma and finished first in Group B of the Zambian Premier League.
Pirates, who will be participating in the African showpiece for the second season in a row, will be away in Zambia for the first leg during the second week of August, with the second leg scheduled for two weeks later in Johannesburg.
Pirates head coach Micho Sredejovic said: “It will certainly be much tougher than the path we took last year, considering the level of opposition we are about to face.
“Green Eagles are a high quality side who finished strongly in the Zambian League, and they are also coached by Aggrey Chiyangi, who is the caretaker-coach of the Zambian national team. We can expect them to be very strong.