Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak have been granted license to participate in the 2022/23 CAF Interclub competitions.
The two most successful clubs in Ghana will be representing the country in the two prestigious continental competitions as winners of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League and MTN FA Cup.
Asante Kotoko will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League as winners of the Premier League, while Hearts of Oak will represent Ghana in the CAF Confederations Cup as winners of the MTN FA Cup.
In line with the current CAF competitions regulations, the two clubs with the help of the Ghana FA underwent the club licensing process and have now been granted a license to participate in the two prestigious CAF competitions.
The CAF licensing team assessed the two clubs in five key areas: Sporting, Infrastructure, Personnel and Administration, Legal and Financial.
The granting of the license stipulates that the two clubs have met the requirements set in the CAF Club Licensing regulations.
The two competitions will kickoff in September. Asante Kotoko will participate in the first preliminary round of the CAF Champions League and have been drawn against reigning champions of Burkina Faso Rail Club du Kadiogo.
The Porcupine Warriors will first host the four-time Burkina Faso Champions between September, 9-11, before traveling to Ouagadougou for the return leg which will be played between September 16-18, 2022.
The winner of the two-legged tie will play against the winner of the game between Garbone United of Botswana and AS Vita Club of Congo in the second round of qualification.
For Accra Hearts, they are amongst 13 clubs exempted from the first preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup.
The Phobians will however face the winner of the clash between AS Douanes of Burkina Faso and ASR Bamako of Mali in the second round of the qualifiers.
The second round clashes are scheduled for October, 7-10 away and October, 14-17 in Accra.
Meanwhile, the home grounds for the two clubs in the two competitions is yet to be announced by CAF.