Wolves, Bayelsa United, Drawn Bye in CAF Confederation Cup Prelims (Plus Route to a Possible Group Stage Appearance).

The draw for the 11th edition of the Orange CAF Confederation Cup 2014 was concluded in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on Monday.

2013 Nigerian Federation Cup losing finalists Warri Wolves and Bayelsa United- the third-placed team of the 2012/13 Glo Premier League- were among the 11 sides drawn bye for the preliminary round of the competition.

The duo will begin their campaign in the 1/16 round of the group stage qualification where Warri Wolves could be pitted against Cameroonian outfit US Douala or Aslad de Moundou of Chad. Bayelsa United will face either Congolese club Konzo or CAMEROUN.

Caf Confederation Cup.
Caf Confederation Cup.

The preliminary round first-leg encounters have been scheduled for the weekend of February 7 (Feb 7, 8, 9) while the return leg comes up a week later.

Should Wolves succeed in reaching the 1/8 round of qualifications, they meet the best of, Mounana, from Gabon, Club D. Huila of Angola or Tunisians, Club Athletic Bizertin.

Bayelsa United will have either of St. Michel of Seychelles, ASSM Elgeco Plus of Madagascar, How Mine of Zimbabwe or Chuoni of Tanzania to contend with, if they reach the final group stage qualification round of the tournament.

The first and second-leg matches of the 1/8 final qualification round are slated for March 21, 22, 23, and March 28, 29, 30.

53 clubs will fight for the money-spinning group stage ticket.