FCP qualified for the group stages for a second consecutive edition and were drawn alongside Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, Al Ahly of Egypt and Al Hilal of Sudan. FCP chairman Evans Mthombeni said:
Our objective was to qualify for the group stages and now that we’ve done so, we want to effectively compete and try to better the number of points we got in the last edition.
… now we want to better the number of points we amassed and possibly go beyond the group stages and earn another Caf Champions League slot for Zimbabwe.
Last season FCP managed two draws against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates amassing just two points out of a possible 18.
Their first group match this season is against Al Hilal who have won 15 domestic league titles and has made 33 Champions League appearances.