1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Teams28 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsCameroon Union Douala (1st title)
Runners-upGhana Hearts of Oak
Tournament statistics
Matches played45
Goals scored100 (2.22 per match)
1978
1980

The 1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs was the 15th 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 28 teams and was used a playoff scheme with home and away matches. Union Douala from Cameroon won that final, and became for the first time CAF club champion.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASDR Fatima Central African Republic 2–2 (4–5 p) Republic of Upper Volta Silures Bobo-Dioulasso 1–1 1–1
Al-Ahli Tripoli Libya 1–4 Algeria MP Alger 1–2 0–2
Kenya Breweries Kenya n/p1 Sudan Al-Merrikh
Desportivo Maputo Mozambique 3–3 (a) Lesotho Matlama FC 3–2 0–1
Dragons de l'Ouémé Benin 1–5 Ivory Coast Africa Sports 0–2 1–3
Etoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 3–1 Gabon FC 105 Libreville 2–0 1–1
Mighty Blackpool Sierra Leone 2–2 (2–4 p) Ghana Hearts of Oak 2–0 0–2
Ogaden Anbassa Ethiopia w/o2 Malawi Bata Bullets
Saint Joseph Warriors Liberia 0–1 The Gambia Real Banjul 0–0 0–1
Simba SC Tanzania 5–4 Zambia Mufulira Wanderers 0–4 5–0
US Gorée Senegal 3–1 Mauritania ASC Garde Nationale 2–0 1–1
Zamalek Egypt 4–1 Uganda Simba FC 2–1 w/o3

1 Both teams withdrew; the tie was scratched.
2 Bata Bullets withdrew.
3 Simba FC did not show up for the second leg.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Africa Sports Ivory Coast 1–2 Zaire CS Imana 1–0 0–2
Etoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 2–4 Senegal US Gorée 2–3 0–1
Hafia FC Guinea 1–1 (1–0 p) Republic of Upper Volta Silures Bobo-Dioulasso 1–0 0–1
Hearts of Oak Ghana 3–1 The Gambia Real Banjul 2–0 1–1
MP Alger Algeria 2–2 (1–2 p) Cameroon Union Douala 2–0 0–2
Simba SC Tanzania 0–2 Nigeria Raccah Rovers 0–0 0–2
Zamalek SC Egypt w/o1 Ethiopia Ogaden Anbassa
Matlama FC Lesotho bye2

1 Ogaden Anbassa withdrew.
2 Matlama FC were drawn against the winner of the tie between Kenya Breweries and Al-Merrikh, but both teams withdrew.

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hafia FC Guinea 2–3 Ghana Hearts of Oak 2–0 0–3
Matlama FC Lesotho 1–5 Cameroon Union Douala 1–3 0–2
US Gorée Senegal 2–1 Nigeria Raccah Rovers 2–0 0–1
Zamalek Egypt 3–2 Zaire CS Imana 3–1 0–11

1 The 2nd leg was abandoned with CS Imana leading 1-0 due to a pitch invasion and crowd disturbances; Zamalek were ejected from the competition.

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CS Imana Zaire 1–3 Cameroon Union Douala 1–2 0–1
US Gorée Senegal 2–6 Ghana Hearts of Oak 1–2 1–4

Final[edit]

Union Douala Cameroon1–0Ghana Hearts of Oak
Penalties
5–3
Attendance: 90 000

Champion[edit]

1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs winners
Cameroon
Union Douala
First title

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Tanzania Ally Thuwen Tanzania Simba SC 3
2 Algeria Bouzid Mahiouz Algeria MP Alger 2
Cameroon Teni Yerima Cameroon Union Douala 2
Egypt Hassan Shehata Egypt Zamalek 2
Ghana Mohammed Polo Ghana Hearts of Oak 2
Ghana John Nketia Yawson Ghana Hearts of Oak 2
Tanzania George Kulagwa Tanzania Simba SC 2

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