2010 CAF Champions League

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2010 CAF Champions League
Tournament details
Dates 12 February – 13 November 2010
Teams 58 (from 45 associations)
Final positions
Champions Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe (4th title)
Runners-up Tunisia Espérance ST
2009
2011

The 2010 CAF Champions League was the 46th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 14th edition under the current CAF Champions League format. The winner, TP Mazembe qualified for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup,[1] and also played in the 2011 CAF Super Cup.

Association team allocation[edit]

  • Theoretically, up to 55 CAF member associations entered the 2010 CAF Champions League.
  • The 12 highest ranked associations according to CAF 5-Year Ranking were eligible to enter 2 teams in the competition. For this year's competition, CAF used 2004-08 5-Year ranking. As a result, a maximum of 67 teams entered the tournament - although this level has never been reached.

Below is the qualification scheme for the competition. Nations are shown according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking - those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated:

Association Club Qualifying method
Associations with two entrants (Ranked 1-14)
Tunisia Tunisia
(1st - 44 pts)
Espérance ST 2008–09 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champion
Club Africain 2008–09 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runner-up
Egypt Egypt
(2nd - 36 pts)
Al-Ahly 2008–09 Egyptian Premier League champion
Ismaily 2008–09 Egyptian Premier League runner-up
Nigeria Nigeria
(3rd - 21 pts)
Bayelsa United 2008–09 Nigerian Premier League champion
Heartland 2008–09 Nigerian Premier League runner-up
Ghana Ghana
(=4th - 13 pts)1
Asante Kotoko 2008–09 Ghana Premier League runner-up
Morocco Morocco
(=4th - 13 pts)
Raja Casablanca 2008–09 Botola champion
Difaa El Jadida 2008–09 Botola runner-up
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
(6th - 11 pts)
ASEC Mimosas 2009 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division champion
Africa Sports National 2009 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division runner-up
Sudan Sudan
(7th - 10 pts)
Al-Hilal Omdurman 2009 Sudan Premier League champion
Al-Merreikh 2009 Sudan Premier League runner-up
Cameroon Cameroon
(8th - 8 pts)
Tiko United FC 2008–09 MTN Elite one champion
US Douala 2008–09 MTN Elite one runner-up
South Africa South Africa
(9th - 7 pts)
Supersport United 2008–09 Premier Soccer League champion
Orlando Pirates 2008–09 Premier Soccer League runner-up
Algeria Algeria
(10th - 6 pts)
ES Sétif 2008–09 Algerian Championnat National champion
JS Kabylie 2008–09 Algerian Championnat National runner-up
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
(11th - 5 pts)
TP Mazembe 2009 Linafoot champion
Saint Eloi Lupopo 2009 Linafoot runner-up
Angola Angola
(12th - 4 pts)
Atlético Petróleos Luanda 2009 Girabola (XXXI) champion
CRD Libolo 2009 Girabola (XXXI) runner-up
Libya Libya
(=13th - 3 pts)
Ittihad 2008–09 Libyan Premier League champion
Ahly Benghazi 2008–09 Libyan Premier League runner-up
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(=13th - 3 pts)
Gunners 2009 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champion
Dynamos 2009 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League runner-up
Associations with one entrant (Fewer ranking points than the 14th CAF association)
Senegal Senegal
(=13th - 3 pts)
ASC Linguère 2009 Senegal Premier League champion
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
(=16th - 1 pt)
Elá Nguema 2009 Equatoguinean Premier League champion
Gabon Gabon
(=16th - 1 pt)
Stade Mandji 2008–09 Gabon Championnat National D1 champion
Guinea Guinea
(=16th - 1 pt)
Fello Star 2008–09 Guinée Championnat National champion
Benin Benin 2
Botswana Botswana Gaborone United 2008–09 Mascom Premier League champion
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 2008–09 Burkinabé Premier League champion
Burundi Burundi Vital'O FC 2009 Burundi Premier League champion
Central African Republic Central African Republic Tempête Mocaf 2009 Championnat de la Ligue de Bangui champion
Chad Chad Gazelle FC 2009 Chad Premier League champion
Comoros Comoros Apache Club 2009 Comoros Premier League champion
Republic of the Congo Congo CSMD Diables Noirs 2009 Congo Premier League champion
Ethiopia Ethiopia Saint-George SA 2008–09 Ethiopian Premier League champion
The Gambia Gambia Armed Forces 2009 GFA League First Division champion
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Os Balantas 2009 Campeonato Nacional da Guiné-Bissau champion
Kenya Kenya Sofapaka 2009 Kenyan Premier League champion
Madagascar Madagascar Ajesaia 2009 THB Champions League champion
Mali Mali Djoliba 2008–09 Malian Première Division champion
Mauritius Mauritius Curepipe Starlight 2008–09 Mauritian League champion
Mozambique Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 2009 Moçambola champion
Niger Niger Sahel SC 2009 Niger Premier League champion
Réunion Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 2009 Réunion Premier League champion
Rwanda Rwanda APR 2008–09 Rwandan Premier League champion
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 2
Seychelles Seychelles La Passe 2009 Seychelles League champion
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone East End Lions 2009 Sierra Leone National Premier League champion
Swaziland Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 2008–09 Swazi Premier League champion
Tanzania Tanzania Young Africans 2008–09 Tanzanian Premier League champion
Uganda Uganda URA 2008–09 Ugandan Super League champion
Zambia Zambia Zanaco 2009 Zambian Premier League champion
Zanzibar Zanzibar Mafunzo 2009 Zanzibar Premier League champion

Unranked associations have no ranking points and hence are equal 20th. Bolded clubs received a bye in the preliminary round, entering the tournament in the first round.

1 Hearts of Oak, the champion of Ghana, did not enter the competition, citing financial problems.
2 A position was included for a representative of the association at the time of the draw, but the association eventually withdrew without sending a team.

Schedule[edit]

Round 1st leg 2nd leg
Preliminary round 12–14 February 26–28 February
First round 19–21 March 2–4 April
Second round 23–25 April 7–9 May
Group stage 16–18 July
30 July–1 August
13–15 August
27–29 August
10–12 September
17–19 September
Semifinals 1–3 October 15–17 October
Final 29–31 October 12–14 November

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APR Rwanda 3–2 Angola CRD Libolo 2–2 1–0
Djoliba Mali 1–0 Libya Ahly Benghazi 1–0 0–0
ASC Linguère Senegal 2–2 (4–2 p) Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–0 0–2
Sofapaka Kenya 0–2 Egypt Ismaily 0–0 0–2
US Stade Tamponnaise Réunion 5–2 Madagascar Ajesaia 2–1 3–1
Benin team Benin w/o Ivory Coast Africa Sports National
Fello Star Guinea 2–4 Morocco Raja Casablanca 1–3 1–1
Elá Nguema Equatorial Guinea 3–9 Angola Atlético Petróleos Luanda 2–3 1–6
Sahel SC Niger 2–2 (a) Tunisia Club Africain 2–1 0–1
Armed Forces The Gambia 1–5 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–2 0–3
Gazelle FC Chad 3–2 Nigeria Bayelsa United 1–0 2–2
Saint-George SA Ethiopia 2–4 Sudan Al-Merreikh 1–1 1–3
East End Lions Sierra Leone 4–5 Tunisia Espérance ST 2–2 2–3
Stade Mandji Gabon 1–6 Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 0–2 1–4
La Passe Seychelles 2–3 Mauritius Curepipe Starlight 1–0 1–3
Gaborone United Botswana (a) 2–2 South Africa Orlando Pirates 0–0 2–2
Young Africans Tanzania 2–4 Democratic Republic of the Congo Saint Eloi Lupopo 2–3 0–1
Mafunzo Zanzibar 1–6 Zimbabwe Gunners 1–2 0–4
Tempête Mocaf Central African Republic 1–8 Libya Ittihad 1–2 0–6
Os Balantas Guinea-Bissau 0–3 Morocco Difaa El Jadida 0–0 0–3
URA Uganda 1–4 Zambia Zanaco 1–0 0–4
São Tomé and Príncipe team São Tomé and Príncipe w/o Cameroon US Douala
CSMD Diables Noirs Republic of the Congo 3–4 Algeria ES Sétif 3–2 0–2
Vital'O FC Burundi 4–4 (3–5 p) Cameroon Tiko United FC 2–2 2–2
Mbabane Swallows Swaziland 3–5 South Africa Supersport United 1–3 2–2
Apache Club de Mitsamiouli Comoros 4–9 Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 3–5 1–4

Six teams received byes: Al-Ahly (Egypt), ASEC Mimosas (Côte d'Ivoire), Heartland (Nigeria), TP Mazembe (Congo DR), Al-Hilal Omdurman (Sudan) and Dynamos (Zimbabwe).

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APR Rwanda 1–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1–0 0–2
Djoliba Mali 1–1 (4–3 p) Senegal ASC Linguère 1–0 0–1
Ismaily Egypt 3–2 Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 3–1 0–1
Africa Sports National Ivory Coast 1–4 Sudan Al-Hilal Omdurman 0–0 1–4
Raja Casablanca Morocco 1–2 Angola Atlético Petróleos Luanda 1–1 0–1
Club Africain Tunisia 1–2 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–1 0–1
Gazelle FC Chad 1–3 Sudan Al-Merreikh 1–1 0–2
Espérance ST Tunisia 7–2 Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 4–1 3–1
Curepipe Starlight Mauritius 0–6 Botswana Gaborone United 0–3 0–3
Saint Eloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 0–2 Zimbabwe Dynamos 0–1 0–1
Gunners Zimbabwe 1–2 Egypt Al-Ahly 1–0 0–2
Ittihad Libya 2–2 (4–3 p) Morocco Difaa El Jadida 1–1 1–1
Zanaco Zambia 2–1 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 1–0 1–1
US Douala Cameroon 0–7 Algeria ES Sétif 0–2 0–5
Tiko United FC Cameroon 3–3 (a) Nigeria Heartland 2–2 1–1
Supersport United South Africa 3–2 Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 3–0 0–2

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Djoliba Mali 0–4 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0–1 0–3
Al-Hilal Omdurman Sudan 1–4 Egypt Ismaily 0–1 1–3
JS Kabylie Algeria 3–2 Angola Atlético Petróleos Luanda 2–0 1–2
Espérance ST Tunisia 4–1 Sudan Al-Merreikh 3–0 1–1
Dynamos Zimbabwe 4–2 Botswana Gaborone United 4–1 0–1
Ittihad Libya 2–3 Egypt Al-Ahly 2–0 0–3
ES Sétif Algeria 3–2 Zambia Zanaco 1–0 2–2
Supersport United South Africa 2–4 Nigeria Heartland 1–1 1–3

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Espérance ST 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11
Algeria ES Sétif 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 6
Zimbabwe Dynamos 6 1 0 5 2 9 −7 3
  DYN ESS ESP TPM
Dynamos 1–0 0–1 0–2
ES Sétif 3–0 0–1 0–0
Espérance ST 1–0 2–2 3–0
TP Mazembe 2–1 2–2 2–1

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Algeria JS Kabylie 6 4 2 0 6 2 +4 14
Egypt Al-Ahly 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8
Egypt Ismaily 6 2 0 4 7 8 −1 6
Nigeria Heartland 6 1 2 3 5 7 −2 5
  AHL HEA ISM JSK
Al-Ahly 2–1 2–1 1–1
Heartland 1–1 2–1 1–1
Ismaily 4–2 1–0 0–1
JS Kabylie 1–0 1–0 1–0

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahly Egypt 2–2 (a) Tunisia Espérance ST 2–1 0–1
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–1 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–1 0–0

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 6–1 Tunisia Espérance ST 5–0 1–1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TP Mazembe claim African Champions League crown again". BBC Sport. 13 November 2010. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-14.