1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1979 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Teams 28 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Cameroon Union Douala (1st title)
Runners-up Ghana Hearts of Oak
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
Etoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 3-1 Gabon FC 105 Libreville 2-0 1-1
ASDR Fatima Central African Republic 2-2 (4-5 p) Republic of Upper Volta Silures 1-1 1-1
Al-Ahly (Tripoli) Libya 1-4 Algeria MP Algiers 1-2 0-2
Simba SC Tanzania 5-4 Zambia Mufulira Wanderers 0-4 5-0
Dragons de l'Ouémé Benin 1-5 Ivory Coast Africa Sports 0-2 1-3
US Gorée Senegal 3-1 Mauritania ASC Garde Nationale 2-0 1-1
Saint Joseph Warriors FC Liberia 0-1 The Gambia Real Banjul 0-0 0-1
Mighty Blackpool Sierra Leone 2-2 (2-4 p) Ghana Hearts of Oak 2-0 0-2
Desportivo Maputo Mozambique 3-3 (a) Lesotho Matlama FC 3-2 0-1
Al Zamalek Egypt 4-1 Uganda Simba FC 2-1 2-01
Ogaden Anbassa Ethiopia w/o Malawi Bata Bullets 2
Kenya Breweries Kenya 3 Sudan Al-Merrikh n/p n/p

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

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
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 1-0 0-1
MP Algiers 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
Africa Sports Ivory Coast 1-2 Zaire CS Imana 1-0 0-2
Hearts of Oak Ghana 3-1 The Gambia Real Banjul 2-0 1-1
Al Zamalek Egypt w/o Ethiopia Ogaden Anbassa 1
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
US Gorée Senegal 2-1 Nigeria Raccah Rovers 2-0 0-1
Hafia FC Guinea 2-3 Ghana Hearts of Oak 2-0 0-3
Al Zamalek Egypt 3-2 Zaire CS Imana 3-1 0-11
Matlama FC Lesotho 1-5 Cameroon Union Douala 1-3 0-2

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

Semi-Finals[edit]

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

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hearts of Oak Ghana 1-1 (3-5 pen) Cameroon Union Douala 1-0 0-1

Champion[edit]

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

References[edit]