Ghana Premier League champions and representatives at next year’s CAF Champions League competition, Asante Kotoko will face Sierra Leonean side East End Lions in their opening match of the preliminary stage.

The Porcupine warriors will face their opponents away before hosting them in the return encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Accra Hearts to of Oak who will also represent Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup competition will play their preliminary match against AS Police of Benin.

The Phobians who are previous winners of the competition will play as hosts in the first leg of the fixture before going away to face their opponents in Benin.

Both matches are scheduled to be played in the weekend of February 13-15 with the second leg scheduled to be played two weeks after.