Eswatini confirm Caf inter-club competitions participants 


Eswatini Football Association (EFA) has sent Young Buffaloes and Royal Leopard as nominees for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) inter-club competitions.
Caf has set a date of 30 June for its member associations to send or confirm their representatives for the Caf Champions League and the Caf Confederation Cup; and the MTN League first round standings were used to qualify Buffaloes and Leopard, respectively.

Buffaloes were top of the log halfway through the season and pocketed E350 000, while Leopard, who have since taken the driver’s seat in the title race, were second.

Consequently, the Premier League of Eswatini (PLE) wrote to EFA seeking its assistance for an extension with CAF, taking into consideration that the 2020/21 MTN Premier League was already approaching its business end.

Caf is yet to respond to the plea as local football, along with some countries in the region, have been greatly interrupted by the covid-19 pandemic.

In a letter by the PLE to all its 30 member clubs, it read that, “Due to Caf inter-club competitions demands that participants of the said competitions be submitted on or before June 30, be advised that the PLE executive committee determined the matter that Eswatini will be represented by those clubs that had accumulated the highest points in the first round of the 2020/21 MTN Premier League season”.

Usually, participants of the Total Caf Confederation Cup are winners of the EswatiniBank Cup but second place finish in the league will be determining factor since knockout competitions were scrapped for this season.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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