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Ghanaian champions FC Samartex 1996 have been drawn to play Cameroon’s Victoria United, popularly known as Opopo, in the preliminary round of the 2024/25 CAF Champions League.

The Ghanaians will travel away for the first leg on the weekend of Friday, August 16-18 before travelling back home for the return leg, which is likely to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium.

FC Samartex opt for Accra Sports Stadium for CAF Champions League

The draw was held on Thursday, July 11 in the Egyptian capital city, Cairo.

FC Sax won the Ghana Premier League for the first time in their history, having reached the top-flight league only a season ago.

They had made the Nsenkyire Sports Arena a fortress, winning all but one match at the grounds.

Victoria United, on the other hand, also won their maiden Elite One title last season. They had returned to the top-flight league to win it same year.

The winner of the round will join other winners in the play-offs with CAF Confederation losers for a place in the group stage.