CAF Cup

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CAF Cup
Founded 1992
Abolished 2004
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams from 31 to 37
Most successful club(s) Algeria JS Kabylie (3)

The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runner-ups of member associations who haven't qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.

Format[edit]

Only runner-ups of the domestic leagues of member associations were eligible to participate in the competition if and only if they were not participating as cup winners of their national associations cup competitions in the African Cup Winners' Cup.

In case the runner-up of the domestic league was not to participate in the CAF Cup, CAF approval was mandatory to accept another team among the top three placed teams of the concerned association to take part in the competition.

All rounds of the competition including the final were played according to the knock-out system of two legs tie. The team which scores a higher aggregate number of goals in the two matches was qualified for the next round.[1]

History[edit]

The tournament was founded in 1992 modeled after the European UEFA Cup. Trophy named after Moshood Abiola, a Nigerian businessman, publisher and politician as well as being the first Director of Sports in independent Nigeria.

The CAF Cup was the idea of the current CAF president, Issa Hayatou who successfully made 1992 the year of African football. The competition was initiated soon after the successful 1992 African Cup of Nations in which twelve finalists participated in the competition for the first time in the history of the African competition. 31 teams participated in the first edition of the CAF Cup and the Nigerian club Shooting Stars F.C. were the first to hold the cup after defeating the Ugandan Villa SC in the final.

The trophy became an absolute property to JS Kabylie who have won it outright following their third successive win in 2002 being the one and only team in Africa who is able to show the trophy in his trophy room.

The Moroccan club Raja Casablanca was the last to hold the trophy in 2003 defeating the Cameroonian Cotonsport de Garoua in the final.

In 2004, the CAF Cup was merged with the African Cup Winners' Cup, and was renamed the CAF Confederation Cup, again following the European example of the UEFA Cup.[2]

Finals[edit]

Year Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
1992
Details
Uganda Villa SC 0 – 0 Nigeria Shooting Stars FC National Stadium, Kampala
Nigeria Shooting Stars FC 2 – 0 Uganda Villa SC Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Shooting Stars FC won 2 – 0 on aggregate
1993
Details
Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé 0 – 0 Tanzania Simba SC Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Tanzania Simba SC 0 – 2 Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé William Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Stella Club d'Adjamé won 2 – 0 on aggregate
1994
Details
Angola Primeiro de Maio 1 – 0 Nigeria Bendel Insurance FC Estádio Municipal, Benguela
Nigeria Bendel Insurance FC 3 – 0 Angola Primeiro de Maio Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City
Bendel Insurance FC won 3 – 1 on aggregate
1995
Details
Guinea AS Kaloum Star 0 – 0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Tunisia ES Sahel 2 – 0 Guinea AS Kaloum Star Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
ES Sahel won 2 – 0 on aggregate
1996
Details
Tunisia ES Sahel 3 – 1 Morocco Kawkab AC Marrakech Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse 20,000
Morocco Kawkab AC Marrakech 2 – 0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade El Harti, Marrakech 15,000
Kawkab AC Marrakech won by away goal after 3 – 3 on aggregate
1997
Details
Angola Petro de Luanda 1 – 0 Tunisia ES Tunis Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Tunisia ES Tunis 2 – 0 Angola Petro de Luanda Stade Olympique d'El Menzah, Tunis 45,000
ES Tunis won 2 – 1 on aggregate
1998
Details
Senegal ASC Jeanne d'Arc 0 – 1 Tunisia CS Sfax Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar 15,000
Tunisia CS Sfax 3 – 0 Senegal ASC Jeanne d'Arc Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax 16,000
CS Sfax won 4 – 0 on aggregate
1999
Details
Tunisia ES Sahel 1 – 0 Morocco Wydad AC Casablanca Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Morocco Wydad AC Casablanca 2 – 1 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
ES Sahel won by away goal after 2 – 2 on aggregate
2000
Details
Egypt Ismaily SC 1 – 1 Algeria JS Kabylie Ismailia Stadium, Ismaïlia 25,000
Algeria JS Kabylie 0 – 0 Egypt Ismaily SC Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers 90,000
JS Kabylie won by away goal after 1 – 1 on aggregate
2001
Details
Tunisia ES Sahel 2 – 1 Algeria JS Kabylie Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Algeria JS Kabylie 1 – 0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers 80,000
JS Kabylie won by away goal after 2 – 2 on aggregate
2002
Details
Algeria JS Kabylie 4 – 0 Cameroon Tonnerre KC Yaoundé Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers 80,000
Cameroon Tonnerre KC Yaoundé 1 – 0 Algeria JS Kabylie Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé 30,000
JS Kabylie won 4 – 1 on aggregate
2003
Details
Morocco Raja CA Casablanca 2 – 0 Cameroon Coton Sport FC de Garoua Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Cameroon Coton Sport FC de Garoua 0 – 0 Morocco Raja CA Casablanca Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua
Raja CA Casablanca won 2 – 0 on aggregate

Records and statistics[edit]

By club[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Algeria JS Kabylie 3 0 2000, 2001, 2002 -
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2 2 1995, 1999 1996, 2001
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1 0 1998 -
Nigeria Bendel Insurance 1 0 1994 -
Tunisia Espérance 1 0 1997 -
Morocco Kawkab Marrakech 1 0 1996 -
Morocco Raja Casablanca 1 0 2003 -
Nigeria Shooting Stars 1 0 1992 -
Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé 1 0 1993 -
Guinea AS Kaloum Star 0 1 - 1995
Senegal ASC Jeanne d'Arc 0 1 - 1998
Angola Petro de Luanda 0 1 - 1997
Cameroon Cotonsport Garoua 0 1 - 2003
Angola Primeiro de Maio 0 1 - 1994
Egypt Ismaily 0 1 - 2000
Tanzania Simba SC 0 1 - 1993
Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé 0 1 - 2002
Uganda Villa SC 0 1 - 1992
Morocco Wydad Casablanca 0 1 - 1999

By nation[edit]

Nation Wins RUp Winning Clubs Runners-Up
 Tunisia 4 2 Étoile du Sahel (2), CS Sfaxien (1), Espérance (1) Étoile du Sahel (2)
 Algeria 3 0 JS Kabylie (3) -
 Morocco 2 1 Kawkab Marrakech (1), Raja Casablanca (1) Wydad Casablanca (1)
 Nigeria 2 0 Bendel Insurance (1), Shooting Stars (1) -
 Ivory Coast 1 0 Stella Club d'Adjamé (1) -
 Angola 0 2 - Petro de Luanda (1), Primeiro de Maio (1)
 Cameroon 0 2 - Cotonsport Garoua (1), Tonnerre Yaoundé (1)
 Egypt 0 1 - Ismaily (1)
 Guinea 0 1 - AS Kaloum Star (1)
 Senegal 0 1 - ASC Jeanne d'Arc (1)
 Tanzania 0 1 - Simba SC (1)
 Uganda 0 1 - Villa SC (1)

Trivia[edit]

  • JS Kabylie was the only team to reach the final for three successive times between 2000 and 2002 being able to win them all and so became the first and only African team to keep the CAF Cup trophy as an absolute property.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CAF Confederation Cup Regulation". CAF. 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ "CAF Cup". RSSSF. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-12-28.