Defending Champions and league leaders Machhindra Football Club will play Sri Lanka's league winners Blue Star in the AFC Cup Qualifiers.
MFC were drawn against Blue Star in the preliminary stage of the draw conducted by the Asian Football Federation on Monday. The game will be played on April 5.
This is the first time MFC are playing the AFC competition. MFC had topped the league table after the seventh round making them eligible for the Qualifiers.
MFC will face India's ATK Mohun Bagan in the next round on April 12 if they win the match against Blue Star. To ensure their place in the group stage, MFC have to win against ATK Mohun Bagan and defeat the winner from the other preliminary stage.
If they secure place in the group stage, MFC will be slotted in Group D along with India's Gokulam Kerala, Bangladesh's Bashundhara Kings and Maldives Maziya Sports and Recreation.