By Alieu Ceesay
2017 Gambia domestic football League champions Gambia Armed Forces will play Zambian side Zanaco in the preliminaries of the CAF champions league, while Football Federation (FF) Cup winners Hawks FC faces Nigeria’s Akwa United in the Confederation Cup.
Both competitions will be played next year and The Gambian sides will be hoping to be the first two teams to reach the group stages of both competitions.
No Gambian side has ever reach the group stage, as they were eliminated in the preliminaries.
The draw for the preliminary rounds of the CAF Interclubs 2018 was conducted on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, during the meeting of the CAF Interclubs Committee at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.