Sierra Leone 2016 FA Cup Champions, FC Johansen, will face Moroccan top flight side FUS Rabat in the 2017 CAF Champions League preliminary round.

The club owned by the President of Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Isha Johansen will host the first leg between the weekend of 10–12 February 2017 and the return clash the following week.

The preliminary round will feature a total of 46 teams. The draw took place in Cairo on Wednesday.

If Johansen’s side advance, they will play either side – the Ghanaian champions Wa All Stars or the Libyan outfit Al Ahly Tripoli in March.

FC Johansen was eliminated from the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup by Barrack YC II following a 1-0 aggregate defeat.

In the second tier of the club competition, Sierra Leone’s Military soccer side (RSLAF) were drawn against Nigerian side Wikki Tourist. It is going to be very tough inroads for the debutant to navigate through the preliminary round of the Confederation Cup.

Meanwhile, CAF Champions League holders, Mamelodi Sundowns, will start their defence of their title against the winner of the matchup between KCCA Club (Uganda) and D.1e Agosto (Angola).

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