2001 African Cup Winners' Cup

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2001 African Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates 17 November - 1 December 2001
Teams 4 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions South Africa Kaizer Chiefs (1st title)
Runners-up Angola Interclube
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 14 (1.75 per match)
2000
2002

The 2001 African Cup Winners' Cup was the twenty-seventh season of Africa's second oldest club football tournament organised by CAF.

South African club Kaizer Chiefs appeared in and won their first African club final, defeating Angolan club Interclube 2-1 on aggregate in the two-legged final. Kaizer Chiefs were also named 2001 African Club of the Year at the conclusion of the African football season. For Kaizer Chiefs the year 2001 included the highs of being crowned African Club of the Year and lifting the African Cup Winners' Cup, but it also included the lows of the Ellis Park Stadium disaster in which 43 South African football fans lost their lives.

Association team allocation[edit]

A total of 37 teams from 36 CAF associations qualified for the tournament after winning their respective premier domestic cups. Of the 37 teams that qualified 1 withdrew before fulfilling all of its fixtures in the Preliminary Round, 1 withdrew after fulfilling its Preliminary Round fixtures, 3 withdrew before the start of the First Round and another withdrew before fulfilling all of its fixtures in the First Round;

Format[edit]

The tournament consisted of five rounds preceding a two-legged final.

  • Preliminary round - The 10 lowest ranked teams - whose rankings were determined by their association's performances at previous CAF club tournaments - were drawn against each other in 5 matches consisting of two-legs each.
  • First round - The 5 winners from the preliminary round were then drawn against the remaining 27 clubs, resulting in 16 matches consisting of two-legs each.
  • Second round - The 16 winners from the first round were then drawn against each other, resulting in 8 matches consisting of two-legs each.
  • Quarter-finals - The 8 winners from the second round were then drawn against each other, resulting in 4 matches consisting of two-legs each.
  • Semi-finals - The 4 victorious quarter-finalists were then drawn against each other in 2 semi-finals consisting of two-legs each.
  • Final - The victorious semi-finalists contested a two-legged final to determine the champion.

The away goals rule was used to determine the victors in the event of a match being tied over the two-legs. If it was not possible to determine a winner using the away goals rule, the tie went to a penalty shootout to determine the winner.

Preliminary round[edit]

The first legs were played on 17 & 18 January, and the second legs were played on 4 March 2001.

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gazelle Chad 5-2*[1] Cape Verde Sporting 5-2 -
Mhlume United Swaziland 0-3 Botswana Mogoditshane Fighters 0-3 0-0
Mukura Victory Sports Rwanda 1-3 Burundi Atlético 1-0 0-3
US Stade Tamponnaise Réunion 5-2 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force 5-0 0-2
AO Evizo Gabon 6-1 Equatorial Guinea Deportivo Unidad 1-0 5-1

Notes:

^[1] Following their 5-2 win over Sporting in the first leg, Gazelle had failed to arrive on time for the second leg. The second leg was rescheduled but Sporting withdrew before a date was set, handing Gazelle a walkover into the First Round.

First round[edit]

The first legs were played from 30 March-8 April, and the second legs were played from 13–19 April 2001.

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASC Port Autonome Senegal 1-2 Tunisia Club Africain 1-1 0-1
Gazelle Chad 2-3 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Saint-Luc 0-1 2-2
Olympic FC Niger 0-6 Ivory Coast Stade d'Abidjan 0-2 0-4
Cercle Olympique Mali 0-11 Angola Interclube 0-3 0-8
FAR Rabat Morocco 2-1 Libya Al-Hilal (Benghazi) 2-0 0-1
AO Evizo Gabon w/o*[1] Ghana Okwawu United - -
Steve Biko The Gambia 1-2 Algeria CR Béni Thour 1-0 0-2
Vita Club Mokanda Republic of the Congo 1-1(4-5 pen) Nigeria Niger Tornadoes 1-0 0-1
Atlético Burundi w/o*[2] Cameroon Kumbo Strikers - -
Matchedje Mozambique w/o*[3] Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee - -
Mathare United Kenya 2-3 Egypt Ismaily 1-1 1-2
FC Djivan Madagascar w/o*[4] Tanzania Simba SC - -
Al-Hilal Club Sudan 0-2 Egypt Zamalek 0-1 0-1
Nkana FC Zambia 3-0*[5] Uganda Military Police 3-0 -
Mogoditshane Fighters Botswana 4-4(a) Seychelles Sunshine SC 3-2 1-2
US Stade Tamponnaise Réunion 2-3 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 1-2

Notes:

^[1] Okwawu United withdrew before the first leg, handing AO Evizo a walkover into the Second Round.
^[2] Atlético withdrew before the first leg, handing Kumbo Strikers a walkover into the Second Round.
^[3] Matchedje withdrew before the first leg, handing Ethiopian Coffee a walkover into the Second Round.
^[4] FC Djivan withdrew before the first leg, handing Simba SC a walkover into the Second Round.
^[5] Following their 3-0 defeat in the first leg, Military Police withdrew before their second leg tie against Nkana FC, handing Nkana FC a walkover into the Second Round.

Second round[edit]

The first legs were played from 11–13 May, and the second legs were played on 26 & 27 May 2001.

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Club Africain Tunisia 3-1 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Saint-Luc 2-0 1-1
Stade d'Abidjan Ivory Coast 1-1(1-3 pen) Angola Interclube 1-0 0-1
FAR Rabat Morocco 3-3(a) Gabon AO Evizo 3-1 0-2
CR Béni Thour Algeria 1-2 Nigeria Niger Tornadoes 1-0 0-2
Kumbo Strikers Cameroon 1-0 Ethiopia Ethiopian Coffee 1-0 0-0
Ismaily Egypt 2-1*[1] Tanzania Simba SC 2-0 0-1*
Zamalek Egypt 4-2 Zambia Nkana FC 2-0 2-2
Sunshine SC Seychelles 0-5 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 0-2 0-3
^[1] The second leg tie between Ismaily and Simba SC was abandoned in the 46th minute due to a waterlogged pitch. At the time Simba SC was leading 2-0 and the teams were tied 2-2 on aggregate. The second leg was rescheduled with Simba SC winning 1-0, not enough to overcome Ismaily as they won the tie 2-1 on aggregate. Aside from the match being abandoned, the original second leg tie had been controversial for two incidents. In the first incident the Ismaily players were alleged to have physically confronted the referee after he had awarded Simba SC the penalty that gave them a 2-0 lead, resulting in riot police entering the field and subduing the Ismaily players. In the second incident Ismaily player Emad El-Nahhas was attacked by a spectator wielding a broken bottle. Neither incident resulted in serious injury.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 7 & 9 September, and the second legs were played on 21, 23 & 24 September 2001.

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zamalek Egypt 2-3 Tunisia Club Africain 1-0 1-3
Kaizer Chiefs South Africa 1-1(a) Egypt Ismaily 0-0 1-1
Niger Tornadoes Nigeria 1-4 Angola Interclube 1-0 0-4
AO Evizo Gabon 0-3 Cameroon Kumbo Strikers 0-1 0-2

Semi-finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 13 & 14 October, and the second legs were played on 27 & 28 October 2001.

Matches[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kaizer Chiefs South Africa 3-0 Tunisia Club Africain 2-0 1-0
Interclube Angola 4-0 Cameroon Kumbo Strikers 3-0 1-0

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Interclube Angola 1–2 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 1–1 0–1

First leg[edit]

Interclube Angola 1 – 1 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
Esengo Goal 27' Jukulile Goal 20'

Second leg[edit]

Kaizer Chiefs South Africa 1 – 0 Angola Interclube
Mabedi Goal 90' (pen.)

Kaizer Chiefs won the two-legged final 2-1 on aggregate.

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