The 2020/2021 CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup Preliminary and First Round is scheduled for Monday 9 November 2020 in Cairo, Egypt at 10:00 GMT.
This will be the first the draw will be conducted via vision conferencing, the staging of the 2020/21 draw is due to the outbreak of covid19 pandemic.
The 2020–21 CAF Champions League (officially the 2020–21 Total CAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons) will be the 57th edition of Africa’s premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 25th edition under the current CAF Champions League title.
The winners of the 2020–21 CAF Champions League will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup in the 2021 CAF Super Cup. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in China.
These teams are exempted from the preliminary round of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League. are Wydad Casablanca AC of Morocco, Al Ahly SC of Egypt, Esperance SC of Tunisia, past champions TP Mazembe of Lubumbashi (Congo Kinshasa). Zamalek of Egypt, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, Raja Casablanca of Morocco, Horoya AC of Guniea, Kinshasa based giants AS Vita and Angola outfit CD de Agosto Premerio.
Also, the CAF Confederation draw will also be held and these listed teams are exempted from CAF Confederation Cup Preliminary Round, Tunisia Etoile Sahel, Berkane side (Morocco) RS Berkane, Algeria giants Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (JS Kabylie), ES Setif Entente Sportive Sétifienne, known as Entente de Sétif, Al Ahli Tripoli of Lybia, Uganda based KCCA FC, 2019/2020 finalist Pyramids FC of Egypt, South African giants Orlando Pirates, Congo Kinshasa giants DC Motembe Pembe, Sudanese giants Al Hilal Obeid, Mozambique UD Songo, Benin Republic based ESAFE FC and Cote d’ Ivoire based club FC San Pedro