SC Villa, Kitara to kick off Interclub campaign in August

Uganda’s representatives in the 2024/25 CAF Interclub competitions SC Villa and Kitara will begin their campaign in August, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced. With both starting at the preliminary round, they will be in action between 16–18 August 2024. In case they progress past the earlier rounds, they will play in the […] The post SC Villa, Kitara to kick off Interclub campaign in August appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

SC Villa, Kitara to kick off Interclub campaign in August
" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/kawowo.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/jb-Sc-Villa-players-pose-with-2023-24-League-Trophy-at-Omndi-Stadium-in-Lugogo-Photo-by-John-Batanudde-5-scaled.jpg?fit=480%2C317&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/kawowo.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/jb-Sc-Villa-players-pose-with-2023-24-League-Trophy-at-Omndi-Stadium-in-Lugogo-Photo-by-John-Batanudde-5-scaled.jpg?fit=780%2C515&ssl=1">

Uganda’s representatives in the 2024/25 CAF Interclub competitions SC Villa and Kitara will begin their campaign in August, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced.

With both starting at the preliminary round, they will be in action between 16–18 August 2024.

In case they progress past the earlier rounds, they will play in the Group Stages scheduled between October – December 2024 while the Knockout Phase and Final of both competitions will be between March – May 2025.

Kitara won the Stanbic Uganda Cup Credit: John Phil Mugabi

SC Villa will feature in the CAF Champions League, for the first time since 2004 after winning the Uganda Premier League while Kitara will represent the country in the Confederation Cup – their maiden time on the continent.

CAF Rankings

Meanwhile, CAF has confirmed the 12 highest ranked Member Associations according to the CAF rankings who will be eligible to enter two Clubs in both the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League as well as the CAF Confederation Cup.

The 12 highest ranked national associations are as follows:Algeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, RD Congo, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Tanzania.

“CAF today kicked-off the registration period for Member Associations to register their qualified Clubs on the CAF Competitions Management System (CMS),” CAF confirmed.

Registration Windows:  

Four registration window periods have been confirmed to all Participating Member Associations as follows:

  • 01 July – 20 July: Players participating in the Preliminary Round
  • 21 July – 31 August: Players participating in the Second Preliminary Round
  • 01 – 30 September: Players participating in the Group Stages
  • 01 – 31 January 2025: Maximum of seven (7) additional players, including four (4) replacements.

Competition Format:

The addition of the second preliminary round of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup remains cancelled.

Consequently, teams eliminated in the second round of the CAF Champions League will no longer transition into the CAF Confederation Cup.

Clubs that advance from the second preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup will proceed directly to the group stage of the competition.

The post SC Villa, Kitara to kick off Interclub campaign in August appeared first on Kawowo Sports.