1971 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1971 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
DatesApril - 21 December 1971
Teams25 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsCameroon Canon Yaoundé (1st title)
Runners-upGhana Asante Kotoko
Tournament statistics
Matches played44
Goals scored117 (2.66 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Cecil Jones Attuquayefio (6 goals)

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1971 was the 7th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that year's club champion of association football in Africa.

The tournament was played by 25 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. Canon Yaoundé from Cameroon won the final, and became CAF club champion for the first time.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Abaluhya United Kenya 1–3 Ghana Great Olympics 0–0 1–3
Al-Merrikh Sudan 2–2 (5–4 p) Ethiopia Tele SC Asmara 2–1 0–1
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 9–4 Gabon AS Solidarité 7–3 2–1
ASC Diaraf Senegal 3–4 Mali Stade Malien 3–0 0–4
Espérance de Tunis Tunisia 1–0 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 0–0 1–0
Maseru United Lesotho 3–5 Madagascar MMM Tamatave 1–2 2–3
AS Porto Novo Republic of Dahomey 0–3 Republic of the Congo Victoria Club Mokanda 0–1 0–2
Secteur 6 FC Niger 1–2 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 1–1 0–1
Young Africans Tanzania 2–0 Somalia Lavori Publici 2–0 0–0

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AS Kaloum Star Guinea 4–5 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 3–3 1–2
Al-Merrikh Sudan 2–2 (4–5 p) Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–1 0–1
Coffee United SC Uganda w/o1 Tanzania Young Africans
Al-Ismaily Egypt w/o2 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
Stade Malien Mali 3–4 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–2 1–2
MMM Tamatave Madagascar 2–5 Ghana Great Olympics 2–1 0–4
Victoria Club Mokanda Republic of the Congo 1–4 Togo Dynamic Togolais 1–2 0–2
AS Vita Club Zaire 3–3 (3–4 p) Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 2–0 1–3

1 Young Africans withdrew.
2 Espérance de Tunis withdrew.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Coffee United SC Uganda 0–2 Ghana Great Olympics 0–0 0–2
Dynamic Togolais Togo 4–6 Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 1–2 3–4
Enugu Rangers Nigeria 0–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–1 0–2
Al-Ismaily Egypt 0–3 Ghana Asante Kotoko 0–0 0–3


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 3–5 Cameroon Canon Yaoundé 2–1 1–4
Great Olympics Ghana 1–2 Ghana Asante Kotoko 1–1 0–1


Asante Kotoko Ghana3–0Cameroon Canon Yaoundé
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon2–0Ghana Asante Kotoko
  • GoalGoal
Stade militaire de Yaoundé, Yaoundé

For the final, only points aggregate, not goals aggregate was considered.

Canon Yaoundé Cameroon1–01Ghana Asante Kotoko
Stade militaire de Yaoundé, Yaoundé

1 The match was abandoned at the 82' with Canon Yaoundé leading 1-0 after Asante Kotoko fans invaded the pitch. Canon Yaoundé were declared champions.


African Cup of Champions Clubs
1971 Winners
Canon Yaoundé
First Title

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1971 African Cup of Champions Clubs are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Ghana Cecil Jones Attuquayefio Ghana Great Olympics 6
2 Ghana Abukari Gariba Ghana Asante Kotoko 3
Mali Lamine "Jules" Traoré Mali Stade Malien 3
4 Ghana Peter Lamptey Ghana Great Olympics 2
Mali Mamadou "Doudou" Diakité Mali Stade Malien 2

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