2008 CAF Champions League

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2008 CAF Champions League
Confederation of African Football Champions League
Dates February – 16 November
Final positions
Champions Egypt Al-Ahly
Runners-up Cameroon Coton Sport FC
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Nigeria Stephen Worgu
2007
2009

The CAF Champions League 2008 was the 12th running of the CAF Champions League competition. Al-Ahly of Egypt achieved an unprecented 6th Champions League cup by winning 4-2 on aggregate against Coton Sport FC of Cameroon .

Matches[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

The preliminary round first legs were played on 15–17 February, and the second legs were played on 29 February-2 March 2008.4

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASC SNIM Mauritania 1–7 Algeria ES Setif 1–5 0–2
SC de Bissau Guinea-Bissau 0–4 Morocco Olympique Khouribga 0–2 0–2
Invincible Eleven Liberia w/o Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1
Renacimiento FC Equatorial Guinea 2–4 Angola Inter Luanda 1–2 1–2
FAR Rabat Morocco 3–3 (4–5 p) Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 3–0 0–3
Tonnerre d'Abomey FC Benin 0–3 Ivory Coast Africa Sports National 0–0 0–3
APR FC Rwanda 1–4 Egypt Al-Zamalek 1–2 0–2
AS Douanes Senegal 3–2 Burkina Faso Commune FC 0–0 3–2
Costa do Sol Mozambique 2–1 Madagascar AJESAIA 2–0 0–1
Royal Leopards Swaziland 0–3 Zimbabwe Dynamos 0–1 0–2
Sahel SC Niger 2–6 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 1–0 1–6
DC Motema Pembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (1–4 p) Nigeria Gombe United F.C. 2–0 0–2
Vital'O FC Burundi 0–2 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 0–1 0–1
FC 105 Libreville Gabon 4–3 Ghana Hearts of Oak SC 3–0 1–3
Tourbillon FC Chad 0-3 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0-32 n/p
Stade Malien Mali 1–2 Angola Primeiro de Agosto 1–2 0–0
ASC Saloum Senegal 1–3 Tunisia Club Africain 1–2 0–1
ASKO Kara Togo 4-1 Cameroon US Douala 3–1 1–0
Simba SC Tanzania 4–1 Ethiopia Awassa City FC 3–0 1–1
Enyimba FC Nigeria 7–3 Republic of the Congo CSMD Diables Noirs 4–1 3–2
Tusker FC Kenya w/o Eritrea Al Tahrir 3
US Stade Tamponnaise Réunion 4–1 Seychelles St Michel United 3–1 1–0
Platinum Stars South Africa 4–1 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services 4–0 0–1
Curepipe Starlight SC Mauritius 2–1 Comoros Coin Nord 2–0 0–1
Miembeni SC Zanzibar 0–5 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 0–1 0–4
Uganda Revenue Authority SC Uganda 0–2 Zambia ZESCO United Football Club 0–2 0–0

Byes: ASEC Mimosas, Etoile du Sahel, JS Kabylie, Al Ittihad, Al-Ahly, and Al Hilal.

1 Invincible Eleven withdrew.
2 The CAF ordered that the tie was to be played over one leg in Kinshasa due to the civil war in Chad, but Tourbillon FC objected to the ruling; they were ejected from the competition, fined $4000 and banned from CAF competitions for three years.
3 Tusker FC were ejected from the competition and fined $5000 after Kenyan immigration officials refused the appointed match officials for the first leg entry into the country.
4 Wallidan FC and FC Civics withdrew before the draw was made.
Note: Clubs from the Central African Republic, Kenya, Liberia and Sierra Leone were disqualified for failure to fulfil their financial obligations, and clubs from Somalia, Djibouti, São Tomé and Príncipe and Malawi were disqualified three months earlier.[1]

First Round (1/16 Finals)[edit]

The 1/16 Finals first leg matches were played on 21–23 March and the second legs were played on 4–6 April 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympique Khouribga Morocco 2–2 (3–0 p) Algeria ES Setif 2–0 0–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–1 Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1–1 1–0
Sporting Clube da Praia Cape Verde 2–2 (a) Angola Inter Luanda 2–1 0–1
Al-Zamalek Egypt 2–2 (5–4p) Ivory Coast Africa Sports National 2–0 0–2
Etoile du Sahel Tunisia 5–3 Senegal AS Douanes 5–0 0–3
Dynamos Zimbabwe 4–2 Mozambique Costa do Sol 3–0 1–2
JS Kabylie Algeria 3–0 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 3–0 0–0
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 6–2 Nigeria Gombe United F.C. 5–0 1–2
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–1 Gabon FC 105 Libreville 1–1 1–0
Al Ittihad Tripoli Libya (a) 2–2 Angola 1º de Agosto 1–0 1–2
ASKO Kara Togo 2–4 Tunisia Club Africain 2–0 0–4
Enyimba FC Nigeria 7–1 Tanzania Simba SC 4–0 3–1
Al-Ahly Egypt 6-01 Eritrea Al Tahrir 3-0 3-0
Platinum Stars South Africa 3–1 Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 2–0 1–1
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 4–0 Mauritius Curepipe Starlight SC 3–0 1–0
Al Hilal Sudan 3–1 Zambia ZESCO United Football Club 2–0 1–1

1Al Tahrir of Eritrea withdrew because of an internal club problem.[2]

Second Round (1/8 Finals)[edit]

The 1/8 Finals first legs were played on 25–27 April and the second legs were played on 9–11 May 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast (a) 1–1 Morocco Olympique Khouribga 0–0 1–1
Al-Zamalek Egypt 4–2 Angola Inter Luanda 3–0 1–2
Dynamos Zimbabwe 2–0 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 1–0 1–0
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 4–2 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–0 1–2
Al Ittihad Tripoli Libya 2–3 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–1 0–2
Enyimba FC Nigeria 6–3 Tunisia Club Africain 5–1 1–2
Platinum Stars South Africa 2–3 Egypt Al-Ahly 2–1 0–2
Al Hilal Sudan 4–3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4–2 0–1

Group Stage[edit]

Teams qualified for next phase

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Egypt Al Ahly 6 3 3 0 9 6 +3 12
Zimbabwe Dynamos 6 3 0 3 6 6 0 9
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 6
Egypt Al-Zamalek 6 1 2 3 4 8 −4 5
2008-07-20
17:30 GMT
Al Ahly Egypt 2–1 Egypt Zamalek
Flávio Goal 28'
Ahmed Hassan Goal 67'
Hamza Goal 62'
2008-07-20
13:00 GMT
Dynamos Zimbabwe 2–1 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Sadomba Goal 4' Goal 73' Wawa Goal 30'

2008-08-03
18:00 GMT
Zamalek Egypt 1–0 Zimbabwe Dynamos
El Safty Goal 4'

2008-08-17
17:00 GMT
Al Ahly Egypt 2–1 Zimbabwe Dynamos
Barakat Goal 3'
Aboutreika Goal 93'
Lazarus Muhone Goal 80'
2008-08-16
18:00 GMT
Zamalek Egypt 0–0 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas

2008-08-30
12:30 GMT
Dynamos Zimbabwe 0–1 Egypt Al Ahly
Barakat Goal 10'

2008-09-14
20:00 GMT
Zamalek Egypt 2–2 Egypt Al Ahly
Hamza Goal 40'
Agogo Goal 51'
Flavio Goal 9'
Aboutreika Goal 70'

2008-09-21
13:00 GMT
Dynamos Zimbabwe 1–0 Egypt Zamalek
David Shoko Goal 90'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cameroon Coton Sport FC 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 10
Nigeria Enyimba 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 8
Sudan Al Hilal 6 1 3 2 7 10 −3 6
2008-07-18
17:00 GMT
Al Hilal Sudan 3–2 Nigeria Enyimba
Mustafa Goal 41'
Mohamed Goal 47'
Ifeanyi Goal 90'
Itodo Goal 35'
Worgu Goal 88'

2008-08-03
15:00 GMT
Enyimba Nigeria 2–0 Cameroon Coton Sport FC
Otorogu Goal 45+'
Worgu Goal 2H'
Report
Enyimba International Stadium, Aba
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Eddy Maillet Seychelles

2008-08-15
17:00 GMT
Al Hilal Sudan 1–1 Cameroon Coton Sport FC
Osunwa Goal 25' Ousmaila Goal 76'
2008-08-17
14:30 GMT
Enyimba Nigeria 2–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
Otorogu Goal 70'
Worgu Goal 80'

2008-08-31
13:00 GMT
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–0 Nigeria Enyimba
Luyeye Goal 18'
Mputu Goal 60'
Kabangu Goal 80'
Report

2008-09-15
14:00 GMT
Enyimba Nigeria 4–1 Sudan Al Hilal
Worgu Goal 6'
Owoeri Goal 60'
Otorogu Goal 2H'
Akueme Goal 2H'
Report Masawi Red card 40'
Tahir Goal 57'

2008-09-19
20:00 GMT
Al Hilal Sudan 2–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe

Bracket[edit]

  Semi-Finals Final
                         
 Nigeria Enyimba 0 0 0  
 Egypt Al Ahly 0 1 1  
     Egypt Al Ahly 2 2 4
   Cameroon Coton Sport FC 0 2 2
 Zimbabwe Dynamos 0 0 0
 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 1 4 5  

Semi finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 5 October and the second legs on 17–19 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Enyimba Nigeria 0–1 Egypt Al Ahly 0–0 0–1
Dynamos Zimbabwe 0–5 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 0–1 0–4

2008-10-05
13:00 GMT
Dynamos Zimbabwe 0–1 Cameroon Coton Sport FC
Report Kamilou Goal 32'

Final[edit]

The first leg was played on 2 November and the second leg on 16 November.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahly Egypt 4–2 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 2–0 2–2

Goal scorers[edit]

List of leading goal scorers in the CAF Champions League ahead of final match.

Player Club Goals
Nigeria Stephen Worgu Nigeria Enyimba FC 13
Niger Daouda Kamilou Cameroon Coton Sport FC 8
Angola Flavio Amado Egypt Al Ahly 6
Zimbabwe Edward Sadomba Zimbabwe Dynamos 5
Nigeria Kelechi Osunwa Sudan Al Hilal 4
Egypt Gamal Hamza Egypt El Zamalek 4
Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Al Ahly 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gleeson, Mark (2008-02-10). "Five countries excluded from African club competition". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Ahly given Champions League bye". bbc.co.uk. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2008-03-17.