Kakamega Homeboyz FC to clash with Al Hilal of Libya in CAF Confederation Cup debut

Kakamega Homeboyz FC to clash with Al Hilal of Libya in CAF Confederation Cup debut

Kakamega Homeboyz FC players celebrate winning the FKF Cup final at Kasarani Stadium on July 01, 2023. Kakamega Homeboyz FC won 1-0 to win a ticket to represent Kenya in the CAF Confederation Cup next year. Photo/Sportpicha

Kenya's Kakamega Homeboyz FC has been drawn against Al Hilal of Libya in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The draw, which took place in Egypt on Tuesday afternoon, paves the way for an exhilarating encounter between the two teams in their inaugural continental campaign.

Kakamega Homeboyz FC will play the first leg of the fixture at their home ground, giving them a chance to establish an advantage before travelling to Libya for the return leg.

The highly anticipated clash is scheduled to take place between August 18 and 20 for the first leg; and between August 25 and 27 for the return leg.

For the players, staff, and fans Homeboyz FC, this is an extraordinary moment. The opportunity to compete in the prestigious CAF Confederation Cup presents a significant milestone in the club's history. 

Kakamega reached the draw by winning the FKF Cup last month after they floored Tusker 1-0 at the Nyayo National Stadium.

The stakes are high for Kakamega Homeboyz FC, as the winner of this first-round fixture will move on to face Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the second preliminary round.

Homeboyz FC will be the sole representative of Kenya in the CAF Confederation Cup, as Gor Mahia FC, the traditional football powerhouse, was regrettably disqualified after failing the club licensing rules for failure to pay to former players.

This makes Kakamega Homeboyz FC's participation even more significant, as they have the responsibility of carrying the Kenyan flag in the continental competition.


Kakamega Homeboyz FC El Hilal of Libya

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