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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Lioli to face Burundi’s Vital’O in 2016 CAF Champions League

Tšoanelo Koetle and co are heading to Burundi
Lioli will play Burundi champions Vital’O FC in the preliminary round of the 2016 CAF Champions League. The draw for Africa’s premier club competition was made yesterday.  

If Lioli progress past Vital’O they will face Nigeria champions Enyimba or Vipers of Uganda in the first round.

Lioli and Vital’O will face off in February next year.

The first leg of the clash has been set for February 12, 13, or 14 with the second leg scheduled for February 26, 27 or 28

Lioli will be looking to become the first Lesotho team to progress past the preliminary stage since LDF beat Botswana’s Mogoditshane Fighters in 2002.

In total, there have been just five preliminary stage wins for Lesotho in the CAF Champions League. In 1997 Rovers beat Malawi’s MTL Wanderers before LDF defeated Swaziland’s Mbabane Swallows, Botswana’s FC Notwane and Madagascar’s AS Fortior in 1998, 1999 and 2000 respectively.

Lesotho’s last aggregate victory in the tournament came in 2002 when LDF beat Fighters in the preliminary stage.

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