2007 CAF Champions League

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2007 CAF Champions League
Confederation of African Football Champions League
Dates February–16 November
Teams  (from CAF confederations)
Final positions
Champions Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Runners-up Egypt Al-Ahly
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabi Mputu
2006
2008

The 2007 CAF Champions League was the 11th occurrence of the CAF Champions League, the most prestigious club football competition in Africa. Étoile du Sahel of Tunisia became champions for the first time, beating Al-Ahly of Egypt 3–1 in a two-legged final.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The 1st legs were played on 26–28 January 2007.
The 2nd legs were played on 9–11 February 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Highlanders Zimbabwe 1–1 (9–8 p) Mauritius Pamplemousses SC 1–0 0–1
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 6–2 Swaziland Royal Leopards 4–2 2–0
JS Saint-Pierroise Réunion w/o Mozambique Grupo Desportivo de Maputo 1
El Zamalek Egypt 5–1 Burundi Vital'O FC 4–1 1–0
Al-Hilal Sudan 6–0 Zanzibar Polisi 4–0 2–0
Asante Kotoko Ghana 1–1 (2–4 p) The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 1–0 0–1
ASFA Yennenga Burkina Faso 1–3 Nigeria Nasarawa United 1–1 0–2
Fello Star Guinea 0–4 Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 0–1 0–32
ASC Diaraf Senegal 1–2 Togo Maranatha 1–0 0–2
FC Saint Eloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–4 Rwanda APR FC 1–2 0–2
USM Alger Algeria 3–3 (a) Niger AS-FNIS 3–1 0–2
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Libya 4–0 Benin Mogas 90 FC 3–0 1–0
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 1–2 Republic of the Congo Étoile du Congo 1–0 0–2
Saint-George SA Ethiopia w/o Malawi Super ESCOM 3
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 5–2 Mauritania ASC Mauritel Mobile FC 4–0 1–2
Stade Malien Mali 1–4 4 Senegal AS Douanes 1–2 0–2
Ocean Boys FC Nigeria 0–1 Sierra Leone Kallon 0–0 0–1
Atlético Petróleos Luanda Angola 2–1 Namibia FC Civics 1–0 1–1
Young Africans FC Tanzania 5–1 Comoros AJSM 5–1 5
Likhopo Lesotho 0–1 Zambia Zanaco FC 0–0 0–1
Espérance ST Tunisia 6–1 Chad Renaissance FC 4–0 2–1
Renacimiento FC Equatorial Guinea 0–2 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 0–1 0–1
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 7–2 Botswana Police XI 3–0 4–2
AS ADEMA Madagascar 3–0 Seychelles Anse Réunion FC 0–0 3–0
JS Kabylie Algeria 5–2 Guinea-Bissau Clube de Futebol "Os Balantas" 3–1 2–1
CD Primeiro de Agosto Angola 1–2 Gabon AS Mangasport 0–1 1–1
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 3–0 Uganda Uganda Revenus Authority SC 3–0 0–0
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 3–2 Liberia Mighty Barolle 3–1 0–1

1 JS Saint-Pierroise withdrew due to high travel costs; they were banned from AFC competitions for three years and fined $3500.
2 Sporting Clube da Praia refused to travel due to civil unrest and a violent general strike in Guinea.
3 Super ESCOM withdrew.
4 AS Douanes were ejected from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.
5 The tie was played over one leg because AGSM did not have an international-standard ground.

First Round[edit]

1st legs were played on 2–4 March 2007.
2nd legs were played on 16–18 March 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Highlanders Zimbabwe 0–2 Egypt Al-Ahly 0–0 0–2
Grupo Desportivo de Maputo Mozambique 1–3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–1 0–2
Al-Hilal Sudan 4–2 Egypt El Zamalek 2–0 2–2
Nasarawa United Nigeria 4–2 The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 3–0 1–2
Fello Star Guinea 1–5 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 0–1 1–4
APR FC Rwanda 2–2 Togo Maranatha 2–0 0–21
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Libya 5–1 Niger AS-FNIS 4–1 1–0
Saint-George SA Ethiopia 1–2 Republic of the Congo Étoile du Congo 1–0 0–2
Stade Malien Mali 1–3 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 0–0 1–3
Kallon Sierra Leone 1–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–1 1–2
Young Africans FC Tanzania 3–2 Angola Atlético Petróleos Luanda 3–0 0–2
Espérance ST Tunisia 6–1 Zambia Zanaco FC 2–0 4–1
Ashanti Gold SC Ghana 2–2 (6–7 p) Morocco FAR Rabat 2–0 0–2
AS ADEMA Madagascar 3–5 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–2 1–4
AS Mangasport Gabon 3–4 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–1 0–3
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 1–4 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 1–0 0–4

1The match was abandoned in the 82nd minute with Maranatha leading 2-0 after APR FC walked off protesting a penalty award against them; APR FC were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.

Second round[edit]

1st legs were played on 6–8 April 2007.
2nd legs were played on 20–22 April 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 2–4 Egypt Al-Ahly 2–2 0–2
Nasarawa United Nigeria 3–3 (2–3 p) Sudan Al-Hilal 3–0 0–3
Maranatha Togo 0–3 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 0–0 0–3
Étoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 3–3 (a) Libya Al-Ittihad Tripoli 3–1 0–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2–0 0–0
Espérance ST Tunisia 3–0 Tanzania Young Africans FC 3–0 0–0
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–2 Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 0–2
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 1–2 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–0 0–2

Group stage[edit]

Teams qualified for next phase

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 11 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4
Libya Al Ittihad 10 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2
Algeria JS Kabylie 7 6 2 1 3 6 8 -2
Morocco FAR Rabat 5 6 1 2 3 2 6 -2

June 22, 2007
21:00 EET
Al Ittihad Libya 1–0 Algeria JS Kabylie
Camara Goal 83' (Report)
June 11 Stadium, Libya
Attendance: 25 000
Referee: Sowe (GAM)

June 23, 2007
20:00 WET
FAR Rabat Morocco 0–1 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel
(Report) Ben Frej Goal 70'
Stade Moulay Abdellah, Morocco
Attendance: 32 000
Referee: Coulibaly (MLI)



August 3, 2007
19:30 EET
Al Ittihad Libya 2–0 Morocco FAR Rabat
Shibani Goal 44'
Rewani Goal 61'

August 17, 2007
20:00 CET
JS Kabylie Algeria 3–1 Libya Al Ittihad
AthmaniGoal 22'
Hemani Goal 54'
Saïbi Goal 69'
Rewani Goal 19'

September 1, 2007
21:00 EET
Al Ittihad Libya 2–0 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel
Shibani Goal 14'
Rewani Goal 58'(pen)

September 1, 2007
19:00 WET
FAR Rabat Morocco 1–1 Algeria JS Kabylie
Benkasou Goal 22' (pen.) Derrag Goal 85'
Stade Moulay Abdellah , Morocco
Referee: Diouf Abdou


Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Egypt Al Ahly 12 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4
Sudan Al Hilal 10 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 7 6 2 1 3 4 5 -1
Tunisia Esperance 5 6 1 2 3 2 8 -6

June 24, 2007
20:30 EEST
Al Ahly Egypt 2–0 Sudan Al Hilal
Flavio Goal 84'
Hosny Goal 90+2'
(Report)

July 8, 2007
20:30 EAT
Al Hilal Sudan 2–0 Tunisia Esperance
Eze Goal 29'Goal 90+2' (Report)
AlHilal Stadium, Sudan
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Ssegonga (UGA)

July 20, 2007
20:00 EEST
Al Ahly Egypt 3–0 Tunisia Esperance
Aboutreika Goal 12'
Flavio Goal 77'
Hosny Goal 85'
(Report)
Cairo Stadium , Egypt
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Haimoudi ( ALG)

July 22, 2007
20:00 EAT
Al Hilal Sudan 2–1 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Eze Goal 12'
Mohamed Goal 90'
(Report) Idrissu Goal 52'
AlHilal Stadium, Sudan
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: El Arjoun (MAR)

August 4, 2007
19:10 CEST
Esperance Tunisia 1–0 Egypt Al Ahly
Kasdaoui Goal 38'

August 19, 2007
20:30 EAT
Al Hilal Sudan 3–0 Egypt Al Ahly
Khan Goal 56'
Korongo Goal 67'
Eze Goal 85'

August 19, 2007
15:00 GMT
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–0 Tunisia Esperance
Zaïem Goal 60' (o.g.)
Diarra Goal 78'

September 2, 2007
19:00 CEST
Esperance Tunisia 1–1 Sudan Al Hilal
Ltaief Goal 41' Eze Goal 44' (pen.)

September 2, 2007
20:00 EEST
Al Ahly Egypt 2–0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Flavio Goal 76'
Aboutreika Goal 90'

Final stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-Finals Final
           
Sudan Al Hilal 3
Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 4
Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 3
Egypt Al Ahly 1
Libya Al Ittihad 0
Egypt Al Ahly 1

Semi-Finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 21–23 September and the second legs on 5–7 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Hilal Sudan 3–4 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 2–1 1–3
Al Ittihad Libya 0–1 Egypt Al Ahly 0–0 0–1

Final[edit]

The final's two legs were played on October 27 and November 9.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 3–1 Egypt Al Ahly 0–0 3–1

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Player Club Goals
1st Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabi Mputu TP Mazembe 9
2nd Tunisia Mohamed Amine Chermiti Étoile du Sahel 8
2nd Nigeria Ndubuisi Eze Al Hilal 8
4th Mali Cheick Oumar Dabo JS Kabylie 7
4th Libya Salem Al Rewani Al Ittihad 7
6th Tunisia Amine Ltaïef Espérance 6
7th Nigeria Kelechi Osunwa Al Hilal 5
7th Angola Flavio Amado Al-Ahly 5

See also[edit]

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