Harare City will not take part in the 2018-19 CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

The Sunshine Boys were handpicked to represent Zimbabwe in the tournament by virtue of being the 2017 Chibuku Super Cup winners.

The Premier Soccer League board had to make that decision after the Confederation of African Football changed its calendar for the 2019 season. The preliminary stages are now set to start in November, at a time the local season will be still running.

City confirmed the development in a post on their official Facebook page.

This is the second time Harare City have decided against taking part in the intercontinental competition. They declined to play in the 2018 season after they were relegated from the local league.

Meanwhile, 2017 league winners, FC Platinum have already confirmed that they will participate in the Champions League.