Orlando Pirates are due to face defending champions Esperance in their opening CAF Champions League group stage encounter next year.

This was revealed following the draw of the 2019 CAF Champions League which was held in Egypt on Friday evening.

Along with Esperance of Tunisia, the Buccaneers will also face FC Platinum from Zimbabwe as well as Guinean outfit Horoya AC.

The full draw is as follows:

Group A

Lobi Stars (Nigeria)

Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

Asec Mimosa (Ivory Coast)

MamelodiSundowns (South Africa)

Group B

FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)

Horoya AC (Guinea)

Esperance (Tunisia)

Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

Group C

TP Mazembe (DRC)

Club Africain (Tunisia)

CS Constantinois (Algeria)

Ismaily SC (Egypt)

Group D

Al Ahly (Egypt)

Simba (Tanzania)

JS Saoura (Algeria)

AS Vita Club (DRC)




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