CAF Confederation Cup

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CAF Confederation Cup
CAF Confederation Cup logo.png
Founded 2004
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 8 (Group stage)
59 (Total)
Current champions Tunisia CS Sfaxien
Most successful club(s) Tunisia CS Sfaxien
(3 titles)
Website Official website
2014 CAF Confederation Cup

The CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football. Select club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the second club football competition in the continent behind the CAF Champions League and the equivalent to the UEFA Europa League.

The winner of the tournament faces the winner of the CAF Champions League in the following season's CAF Super Cup.

Qualification[edit]

From the top twelve placed CAF member associations, the winner of the domestic cup competition and the third placed club in the domestic league of the considered associations, are eligible to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup, while only domestic cup winners from member associations ranked from 13 till 55 are eligible to participate in the competition.

Format[edit]

The competition is played into two phases A and B.[1]

Phase A[edit]

The matches of the Preliminary, the 1/16th, the 1/8th rounds are played according to the knock-out system with ties broken via the Away goals rule. The eight teams eliminated from the 1/8th finals of the CAF Champions League will automatically qualify to play the additional 1/8th finals round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Phase B[edit]

  • The eight teams which will qualify for the group matches from the additional 1/8th finals will be divided in two groups of four each. Each team shall play six matches against the other three opponents one match home and one match away and points granted upon the 3-1-0 system.
  • The two group winners shall meet in the final which shall be played in two matches, home and away. The team scoring the highest aggregate number of goals in the two matches will be declared winner.
  • In case of equality in the number of goals scored during the two matches, the team scoring the greatest number of away goals will be declared winner. If the number of goals scored on the away matches is equal, kicks from the penalty mark will be taken.

Prize Money[edit]

Placement Club Share (US Dollars) National Association Share
Winner $ 625 000 $ 35 000
Runner-up $ 432 000 $ 30 000
2nd of each Group $ 239 000 $ 25 000
3rd of each Group $ 239 000 $ 20 000
4th of each Group $ 150 000 $ 15 000

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The Super Cup[edit]

The winning team of the CAF Confederation Cup will take the engagement of playing the CAF Super Cup against the champion of the CAF Champions League. The match will be played in the following year to that of the concerned competition, in one match, on the CAF Champions League champion's venue.

History[edit]

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The competition was founded by the CAF in 2004 by merging both the African Cup Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup in a single competition based upon the European model of the UEFA Cup which was also the adopted model while creating the CAF Cup previously in 1992.[3]

Tournaments[edit]

Year Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2004
Details
Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak 1–1 Ghana Asante Kotoko Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra
Ghana Asante Kotoko 1–1
(7-8 Pen)
Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
Accra Hearts of Oak won 8–7 on penalties (2–2 on aggregate)
2005
Details
Nigeria Dolphins FC 1–0 Morocco FAR Rabat Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt 12,000
Morocco FAR Rabat 3–0 Nigeria Dolphins FC Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat 52,000
FAR Rabat won 3–1 on aggregate
2006
Details
Morocco FAR Rabat
1–1 Tunisia ES Sahel Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat 52,000
Tunisia ES Sahel 0–0 Morocco FAR Rabat Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
ES Sahel finish 1–1 on aggregate but won by the away goal
2007
Details
Sudan Al-Merrikh SC 2–4 Tunisia CS Sfaxien Al-Merrikh Stadium, Omdurman
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–0 Sudan Al-Merrikh SC Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax
CS Sfaxien won 5–2 on aggregate
2008
Details
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 0–0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax
Tunisia ES Sahel 2–2 Tunisia CS Sfaxien Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
CS Sfaxien finish 2–2 on aggregate but won by the away goals
2009
Details
Algeria ES Setif 2–0 Mali Stade Malien
Stade 8 Mai 1945, Setif 25,000
Mali Stade Malien 2–0
(3-2 Pen.)
Algeria ES Setif Stade 26 mars, Bamako
Stade Malien won 3–2 on penalties (2–2 on aggregate)
2010
Details
Morocco FUS Rabat 0–0 Tunisia CS Sfax Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, Rabat 52,000
Tunisia CS Sfax 2–3 Morocco FUS Rabat Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax
FUS Rabat won 3–2 on aggregate
2011
Details
Tunisia Club Africain 1–0 Morocco MAS Fez Stade 14 January, Radès 65,000
Morocco MAS Fez 1–0
(6-5 Pen.)
Tunisia Club Africain Fez Stadium, Fes 45,000
MAS Fez won 6–5 on penalties (1–1 on aggregate)
2012
Details
Mali Djoliba AC 2–2 Republic of the Congo AC Léopards Stade 26 mars, Bamako 55,000
Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 2–1 Mali Djoliba AC Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso, Dolisie 20,000
AC Léopards won 4–3 on aggregate
2013
Details
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi
CS Sfaxien won 3–2 on aggregate

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3 1 2007, 2008, 2013 2010
Morocco FAR Rabat 1 1 2005 2006
Tunisia ES Sahel 1 1 2006 2008
Ghana Accra Hearts of Oak SC 1 0 2004
Mali Stade Malien 1 0 2009
Morocco FUS Rabat 1 0 2010
Morocco MAS Fez 1 0 2011
Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 1 0 2012
Ghana Asante Kotoko SC 0 1 2004
Nigeria Dolphins FC 0 1 2005
Sudan Al-Merrikh SC 0 1 2007
Algeria ES Sétif 0 1 2009
Tunisia Club Africain 0 1 2011
Mali Djoliba AC 0 1 2012
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0 1 2013

Performance by country[edit]

Nation Winners Runners-up
 Tunisia 4 3
 Morocco 3 1
 Ghana 1 1
 Mali 1 1
 Republic of the Congo 1 0
 Algeria 0 1
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 1
 Nigeria 0 1
 Sudan 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regulations of the Confederation Cup 2006 - 2008". CAF. 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Prize Money for the Confederation Cup". CAFonline.com. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ "CAF Confederation Cup". RSSSF. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 

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