After their previous good performances in CAF interclub tournaments, Tanzania is ranked among the 12 countries entitled to registering four clubs in the continents club competition.
It was officially revealed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a statement issued on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.
The East African nation will have the 2018/2019 Tanzanian Premier League champions Simba SC and the second placed Young Africans SC playing in the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.
Simba and Yanga have been seasoned representatives of Tanzanian football on the continent, the former going all the way to the quarterfinals in the 2018/2019 competition before falling to TP Mazembe.
Newly crowned Tanzania FA Cup winners Azam FC and Kinondoni Municipal Council FC who finished fourth in the Tanzanian Premier League will play in the 2019/2020 CAF Confederations Cup.
The development makes Tanzania rub shoulders with countries like; Angola, Egypt, DR Congo, Algeria, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia and Zambia, and they become the first East African nation to achieve this feat.
With the official ranking yet to be released, Uganda is still ranked 16th and can only field two clubs one in the Total CAF Champions League and the other in the CAF Confederation Club.
For next season, Stanbic Uganda Cup champions KCCA FC will represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League while Stanbic Uganda Cup winners Proline will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup.