CAF has anounced that the next edition of its continental club tournaments—CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup—will kick off on September 10.
According to a statement issued by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday, the tournaments will kick off with the first round of the preliminaries with the group stages set to start next February.
The continental football governing body has also increased the number of players to be registered from 30 to 40.
Nine substitutes will be allowed on the bench instead of the usual seven, the statement said.
TNM Super League champions Nyasa Bullets will take part in the CAF Champions League while Silver Strikers are set to participate in the Confederation Cup.
CAF said Bullets have since welcomed the developments.
The People’s Team chief administration officer Albert Chigoga yesterday said: “We will have more time to prepare and our players, who are nursing injuries, will have time to recover.
“The increase in the number of players to be registered also provides us with an opportunity for more options.”
CAF has extended the five substitutions per rule for the 2021/22 inter-clubs season.
The 12 highest ranked national associations will be allowed to feature two clubs in both tournaments.
The countries are Algeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia.
The registration of players has also been extended to August 15 2021.