1973 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1973 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Dates April - 16 December 1973
Teams 24 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Zaire AS Vita Club (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana Asante Kotoko
Tournament statistics
Matches played 44
Goals scored 142 (3.23 per match)
1972
1974

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1973 was the 9th 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 24 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. AS Vita Club from Zaire won the final, and became CAF club champion for the first time.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 5-2 Liberia Mighty Barrolle 2-1 3-1
AS Forces Armées (Dakar) Senegal 4-6 Togo Modèle Lomé 2-2 2-4
Horseed FC Somalia 3-6 Egypt Al-Ismaily 3-1 0-5
Kenya Breweries Kenya 2-2 (5-4 p) Ethiopia Tele SC Asmara 1-1 1-1
CARA Brazzaville Republic of the Congo 3-2 Burundi Sports Dynamic 1-0 2-2
Fortior Mahajanga Madagascar 6-3 Lesotho Police (Maseru) 5-1 1-2
Mighty Jets Nigeria 2-21 Republic of Upper Volta AS Jeanne d'Arc 2-1 0-1
Young Africans Tanzania 2-3 Sudan Al-Merrikh 1-2 1-1

1 AS Jeanne d'Arc withdrew after the 2nd leg.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hafia FC Guinea 5-5 (3-2 p) Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2-1 3-4
Stade Malien Mali 2-1 Togo Modèle Lomé 2-1 0-0
Al-Ismaily Egypt 5-1 Libya Al-Ahly (Benghazi) 4-1 1-0
Kenya Breweries Kenya 4-3 Uganda Simba FC 3-1 1-2
Léopards Douala Cameroon 2-1 Republic of the Congo CARA Brazzaville 2-0 0-1
Kabwe Warriors Zambia 7-0 Madagascar Fortior Mahajanga 4-0 3-0
AS Vita Club Zaire w/o Nigeria Mighty Jets 1
Al-Merrikh Sudan 1-4 Ghana Asante Kotoko 1-1 0-3

1 Mighty Jets were forced to withdraw as they could not afford the cost of travel to Zaire for the first leg.

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hafia FC Guinea 5-6 Cameroon Léopards Douala 2-4 3-2
Stade Malien Mali 1-7 Zaire AS Vita Club 0-3 1-4
Kenya Breweries Kenya 1-21 Egypt Al-Ismaily 0-0 1-2
Kabwe Warriors Zambia 2-3 Ghana Asante Kotoko 2-1 0-2

1 Al-Ismaily withdrew after the 2nd leg.

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AS Vita Club Zaire 4-3 Cameroon Léopards Douala 3-0 1-3
Kenya Breweries Kenya 1-4 Ghana Asante Kotoko 0-2 1-2

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Asante Kotoko Ghana 4-5 Zaire AS Vita Club 4-2 0-3

Champion[edit]

African Cup of Champions Clubs
1973 Winners
Zaire
AS Vita Club
First Title

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