2014 CAF Confederation Cup

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2014 CAF Confederation Cup
2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates 7 February – 6 December 2014
Teams 53+8 (from 42 associations)
Final positions
Champions Egypt Al-Ahly (1st title)
Runners-up Ivory Coast Séwé Sport
Tournament statistics
Matches played 134
Goals scored 285 (2.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Republic of the Congo Kader Bidimbou
Zimbabwe Kudakwashe Musharu
Ivory Coast Koffi Foba Stevens
(6 goals each)
2013
2015

The 2014 CAF Confederation Cup (also known as the 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 11th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The defending champions CS Sfaxien did not enter the tournament as they qualified for the 2014 CAF Champions League and reached the group stage.

In the final, Al-Ahly of Egypt defeated Séwé Sport of Côte d'Ivoire on the away goals rule after drawing 2–2 on aggregate, to win their first title, and a record-extending 19th overall African title (having already won eight African Champions Cup/CAF Champions League titles, six CAF Super Cup titles and four African Cup Winners' Cup titles).[1] They earned the right to play in the 2015 CAF Super Cup.[2]

Association team allocation[edit]

All 56 CAF member associations may enter the CAF Confederation Cup, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter two teams in the competition. The title holders could also enter if they had not already qualified for the CAF Champions League or CAF Confederation Cup.[2] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 69 teams could enter the tournament (plus eight teams eliminated from the CAF Champions League which enter the play-off round) – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF used the 2008–2012 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculated points for each entrant association based on their clubs’ performance over those 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup. The criteria for points were the following:[3]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winner 5 points 4 points
Runner-up 4 points 3 points
Losing semi-finalists 3 points 2 points
3rd place in groups 2 points 1 point
4th place in groups 1 point 1 point

The points were multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follows:

  • 2012 – 5
  • 2011 – 4
  • 2010 – 3
  • 2009 – 2
  • 2008 – 1

Teams[edit]

The following teams entered the competition. Teams in bold received a bye to the first round. The other teams entered the preliminary round.

Associations are shown according to their 2008–2012 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated.

Association Team Qualifying method
Associations eligible to enter two teams (Ranked 1–12)
Tunisia Tunisia
(1st – 85 pts)
Étoile du Sahel 2012–13 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
CA Bizertin 2013 Tunisian Cup winner
Egypt Egypt
(2nd – 70 pts)
Ismaily 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place[Note EGY]
Wadi Degla 2013 Egypt Cup runner-up
Nigeria Nigeria
(3rd – 63 pts)
Bayelsa United 2013 Nigeria Premier League third place
Warri Wolves 2013 Nigerian FA Cup runner-up
Sudan Sudan
(4th – 54 pts)
Al-Ahly Shendi 2013 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Ahli Atbara 2013 Sudan Premier League fourth place
Morocco Morocco
(5th – 53 pts)
MAS Fez 2012–13 Botola third place
Difaâ El Jadidi 2013 Coupe du Trône winner
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
(6th – 48 pts)
CS Don Bosco 2013 Linafoot third place
MK Etanchéité 2013 Coupe du Congo winner
Algeria Algeria
(7th – 40 pts)
CS Constantine
(one entrant only)
2012–13 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Mali Mali
(8th – 31 pts)
Djoliba 2012–13 Malian Première Division third place
Club Olympique de Bamako 2012–13 Malian Première Division fourth place
Republic of the Congo Congo
(9th – 20 pts)
AS Kondzo 2013 Congo Premier League third place
CARA Brazzaville 2013 Congo Premier League fourth place
Angola Angola
(10th – 18 pts)
Petro de Luanda 2013 Taça de Angola winner
Desportivo da Huíla 2013 Taça de Angola runner-up
Cameroon Cameroon
(11th – 12 pts)
Union Douala 2013 Cameroonian Premier League third place
Young Sports Academy 2013 Cameroonian Cup winner
Ghana Ghana
(12th – 11 pts)
Ebusua Dwarfs 2012–13 Ghanaian Premier League third place
Medeama 2012–13 Ghanaian FA Cup winner
Associations eligible to enter one team
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(13th – 8 pts)
How Mine 2013 Cup of Zimbabwe runner-up
Zambia Zambia
(14th – 7 pts)
ZESCO United 2013 Zambian Premier League runner-up
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
(T-15th – 6 pts)
ASEC Mimosas 2013 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Libya Libya
(T-15th – 6 pts)
Al-Ahli Tripoli 2013–14 Libyan Premier League group A leader after round 7
Niger Niger
(17th – 3 pts)
ASN Nigelec 2013 Niger Cup winner
Botswana Botswana Gaborone United 2013 Mascom Top 8 Cup winner
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso AS SONABEL 2013 Coupe du Faso runner-up
Burundi Burundi Académie Tchité 2013 Burundian Cup winner
Chad Chad ASLAD 2013 Chad Cup winner
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea The Panthers 2013 Equatoguinean Cup winner
Ethiopia Ethiopia Defence Force 2013 Ethiopian Cup winner
Gabon Gabon CF Mounana 2013 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs winner
The Gambia Gambia Gamtel 2013 Gambian Cup winner
Guinea Guinea CI Kamsar 2013 Guinée Coupe Nationale runner-up
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Estrela de Cantanhez 2013 Taça Nacional da Guiné Bissau winner
Kenya Kenya AFC Leopards 2013 FKF President's Cup winner
Liberia Liberia Red Lions 2013 Liberian Cup runner-up
Madagascar Madagascar ASSM Elgeco Plus 2013 Coupe de Madagascar winner
Mozambique Mozambique Ferroviário da Beira 2013 Taça de Moçambique winner
Namibia Namibia African Stars 2013 NFA Cup winner
Rwanda Rwanda AS Kigali 2013 Rwandan Cup winner
Senegal Senegal ASC Diaraf 2013 Senegal FA Cup winner
Seychelles Seychelles St Michel United 2013 Seychelles FA Cup winner
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone RSLAF 2013 Sierra Leone National Premier League runner-up
South Africa South Africa SuperSport United 2012–13 Nedbank Cup runner-up
South Sudan South Sudan Al-Malakia 2013 South Sudan National Cup winner
Tanzania Tanzania Azam 2012–13 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
Togo Togo AS Douanes Lomé 2013 Togolese Championnat National runner-up
Uganda Uganda Victoria University 2013 Ugandan Cup winner
Zanzibar Zanzibar Chuoni 2012–13 Zanzibar Premier League runner-up
Notes
  1. ^ Egypt (EGY): The 2012–13 Egyptian Premier League third place would originally represent Egypt in this tournament, but due of its cancellation, the 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place (last completed season) was selected to represent Egypt.[4]

In addition to the teams above, the following eight teams entered the play-off round.

Team Qualifying method
Egypt Al-Ahly Losers of the 2014 CAF Champions League second round
Mali AS Real Bamako
Ivory Coast Séwé Sport
Guinea Horoya
Cameroon Coton Sport
Republic of the Congo AC Léopards
South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
Zambia Nkana

The following associations did not enter a team:

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt unless otherwise stated).[5]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 16 December 2013
(Marrakech, Morocco)[6]
7–9 February 2014 14–16 February 2014
First round 28 February–2 March 2014 7–9 March 2014
Second round 21–23 March 2014 28–30 March 2014
Play-off round 1 April 2014[7] 18–20 April 2014 25–27 April 2014
Group stage Matchday 1 29 April 2014[7] 16–18 May 2014
Matchday 2 23–25 May 2014
Matchday 3 6–8 June 2014
Matchday 4 25–27 July 2014
Matchday 5 8–10 August 2014
Matchday 6 22–24 August 2014
Knock-out stage Semi-finals 19–21 September 2014 26–28 September 2014
Final 28–30 November 2014 5–7 December 2014

Qualifying rounds[edit]

The draw for the preliminary, first and second qualifying rounds was held on 16 December 2013.[8]

Qualification ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[2]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Malakia South Sudan 1–5 Republic of the Congo CARA Brazzaville 0–1 1–4
AFC Leopards Kenya 4–1 Ethiopia Defence Force 2–0 2–1
SuperSport United South Africa 3–0 Botswana Gaborone United 2–0 1–0
AS Kigali Rwanda 2–1 Burundi Académie Tchité 1–0 1–1
Difaâ El Jadidi Morocco 1–0 Burkina Faso AS SONABEL 1–0 0–0
RSLAF Sierra Leone 0–3 The Gambia Gamtel 0–1 0–2
The Panthers Equatorial Guinea 1–4 Ghana Medeama 1–2 0–2
Azam Tanzania 1–2 Mozambique Ferroviário da Beira 1–0 0–2
St Michel United Seychelles 3–3 (7–6 p) Madagascar ASSM Elgeco Plus 2–1 1–2
How Mine Zimbabwe 6–1 Zanzibar Chuoni 4–0 2–1
AS Kondzo Republic of the Congo 3–3 (a) Cameroon Young Sports Academy 2–0 1–3
ASN Nigelec Niger 3–4 Algeria CS Constantine 2–0 1–4
Red Lions Liberia w/o[A] Guinea-Bissau Estrela de Cantanhez
Al-Ahli Tripoli Libya 1–2 Mali Club Olympique de Bamako 1–1 0–1
Al-Ahli Atbara Sudan 1–1 (a) Democratic Republic of the Congo MK Etanchéité 1–1 0–0
African Stars Namibia 2–3 Angola Petro de Luanda 2–0 0–3
Ebusua Dwarfs Ghana 1–0 Senegal ASC Diaraf 1–0 0–0
AS Douanes Lomé Togo 3–1 Guinea CI Kamsar 2–0 1–1
CS Don Bosco Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–1 Uganda Victoria University 3–0 0–1
Union Douala Cameroon 4–2 Chad ASLAD 3–0 1–2
CF Mounana Gabon 3–4 Angola Desportivo da Huíla 3–1 0–3
Notes
  1. ^ Red Lions advanced to the first round after Estrela de Cantanhez withdrew.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CARA Brazzaville Republic of the Congo 1–3 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–0 0–3
SuperSport United South Africa 4–2 Kenya AFC Leopards 2–0 2–2
AS Kigali Rwanda 1–1 (5–4 p) Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi 1–0 0–1
Gamtel The Gambia 0–6 Morocco Difaâ El Jadidi 0–2 0–4
Medeama Ghana 4–2 Morocco MAS Fez 3–0 1–2
Ferroviário da Beira Mozambique 0–1 Zambia ZESCO United 0–0 0–1
How Mine Zimbabwe 6–4 Seychelles St Michel United 5–1 1–3
AS Kondzo Republic of the Congo 0–2 Nigeria Bayelsa United 0–0 0–2
Red Lions Liberia 0–3 Algeria CS Constantine 0–1 0–2
Club Olympique de Bamako Mali 1–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–2 1–1
MK Etanchéité Democratic Republic of the Congo 0–0 (3–4 p) Egypt Ismaily 0–0 0–0
Ebusua Dwarfs Ghana 2–4 Angola Petro de Luanda 2–0 0–4
AS Douanes Lomé Togo 1–3 Egypt Wadi Degla 1–1 0–2
CS Don Bosco Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (a) Mali Djoliba 2–1 0–1
Union Douala Cameroon 3–4 Nigeria Warri Wolves 2–3 1–1
Desportivo da Huíla Angola 0–3 Tunisia CA Bizertin 0–1 0–2

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 5–1 South Africa SuperSport United 1–0 4–1
AS Kigali Rwanda 1–3 Morocco Difaâ El Jadidi 1–0 0–3
Medeama Ghana 2–1 Zambia ZESCO United 2–0 0–1
How Mine Zimbabwe 2–3 Nigeria Bayelsa United 2–1 0–2
CS Constantine Algeria 1–6 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 1–0 0–6
Ismaily Egypt 0–1 Angola Petro de Luanda 0–0 0–1
Wadi Degla Egypt 2–2 (2–3 p) Mali Djoliba 2–0 0–2
Warri Wolves Nigeria 1–2 Tunisia CA Bizertin 0–0 1–2

Play-off round[edit]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 1 April 2014.[9] The winners of the Confederation Cup second round were drawn against the losers of the Champions League second round, with the former hosting the second leg.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahly Egypt 2–2 (a) Morocco Difaâ El Jadidi 1–0 1–2
AS Real Bamako Mali 2–1 Mali Djoliba 2–1 0–0
AC Léopards Republic of the Congo 2–2 (5–4 p) Ghana Medeama 2–0 0–2
Kaizer Chiefs South Africa 1–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 1–2 0–1
Coton Sport Cameroon 4–3 Angola Petro de Luanda 2–1 2–2
Horoya Guinea 0–1 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–0 0–1
Séwé Sport Ivory Coast 3–0 Nigeria Bayelsa United 2–0 1–0
Nkana Zambia 1–1 (a) Tunisia CA Bizertin 0–0 1–1

Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
Red pog.svg Group A
Green pog.svg Group B

The draw for the group stage was held on 29 April 2014.[10] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four. Each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[2]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned
  3. Away goals scored in games between the teams concerned
  4. Goal difference in all games
  5. Goals scored in all games

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 11
Cameroon Coton Sport 6 3 2 1 8 9 −1 11
Mali AS Real Bamako 6 1 3 2 6 7 −1 6
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6 0 3 3 5 10 −5 3
  LEO RBA MIM COT
AC Léopards 1–2 4–1 0–0
AS Real Bamako 1–2 1–1 1–1
ASEC Mimosas 0–0 0–0 2–3
Coton Sport 0–4 2–1 2–1
Tiebreakers
  • AC Léopards and Coton Sport are ranked on head-to-head record.

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Egypt Al-Ahly 6 2 3 1 5 3 +2 9
Ivory Coast Séwé Sport 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 9
Zambia Nkana 6 2 1 3 9 13 −4 7
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 6 1 3 2 9 10 −1 6
  AHL ESS NKA SEW
Al-Ahly 0–0 2–0 1–0
Étoile du Sahel 1–1 4–3 0–1
Nkana 1–0 4–3 1–1
Séwé Sport 1–1 1–1 3–0
Tiebreakers
  • Al-Ahly and Séwé Sport are ranked on head-to-head record.

Knock-out stage[edit]

Knock-out ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[2]

Semi-finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, the group A winners played the group B runners-up, and the group B winners played the group A runners-up, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Séwé Sport Ivory Coast 1–0 Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 1–0 0–0
Coton Sport Cameroon 1–3 Egypt Al-Ahly 0–1 1–2

Final[edit]

In the final, the order of legs was decided by a draw, held after the group stage draw.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Séwé Sport Ivory Coast 2–2 (a) Egypt Al-Ahly 2–1 0–1

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Republic of the Congo Kader Bidimbou Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 6
Zimbabwe Kudakwashe Musharu Zimbabwe How Mine 6
Ivory Coast Koffi Foba Stevens Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6
4 Ivory Coast Roger Assalé Ivory Coast Séwé Sport 5
Niger Kamilou Daouda Cameroon Coton Sport 5
Seychelles Jocelyn Fenosoa Seychelles St Michel United 5
Morocco Ayoub Nanah Morocco Difaâ El Jadidi 5
8 Republic of the Congo Césaire Gandzé Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 4
Senegal Ladji Keita Angola Petro de Luanda 4
Mali Ali Badra Sylla Mali AS Real Bamako 4

Source:[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meteb's injury-time goal gives Ahly final triumph". CAF. 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ismaily to represent Egypt in Confederation Cup". Ahram Online. 28 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "2014 Competitions Calendar" (PDF). Cafonline.com. 
  6. ^ "Fixtures of 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup". Cafonline.com. 16 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Playoff draw for April 1". Cafonline.com. 26 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fixtures of 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Cafonline.com. 16 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of draw of 2nd 1/8th round". Cafonline.com. 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Orange CAF Confereation group stage draw released". Cafonline.com. 29 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Leading CAF Confederation Cup scorers". Agence France-Presse. September 19, 2014. 

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