2007 CAF Champions League

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2007 CAF Champions League
Confederation of African Football Champions League
Tournament details
Dates26 January – 9 November
Teams60
Final positions
ChampionsTunisia Étoile du Sahel (1st title)
Runners-upEgypt Al Ahly SC
Tournament statistics
Matches played131
Goals scored282 (2.15 per match)
Top scorer(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabi Mputu (9 goals)
2006
2008

The 2007 CAF Champions League was the 11th occurrence of the CAF Champions League, the most prestigious club football competition in Africa. Étoile du Sahel of Tunisia became champions for the first time, beating Al Ahly SC of Egypt 3–1 in a two-legged final. Étoile du Sahel participated in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan as the representative from CAF.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The 1st legs were played on 26–28 January 2007.
The 2nd legs were played on 9–11 February 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Highlanders Zimbabwe 1–1 (9–8 p) Mauritius Pamplemousses SC 1–0 0–1
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 6–2 Eswatini Royal Leopards 4–2 2–0
JS Saint-Pierroise Réunion w/o1 Mozambique Desportivo Maputo
Zamalek Egypt 5–1 Burundi Vital'O FC 4–1 1–0
Al-Hilal Sudan 6–0 Zanzibar Polisi 4–0 2–0
Asante Kotoko Ghana 1–1 (2–4 p) The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 1–0 0–1
ASFA Yennenga Burkina Faso 1–3 Nigeria Nasarawa United 1–1 0–2
Fello Star Guinea 0–4 Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 0–1 0–32
ASC Diaraf Senegal 1–2 Togo Maranatha 1–0 0–2
FC Saint Eloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–4 Rwanda APR FC 1–2 0–2
USM Alger Algeria 3–3 (a) Niger AS-FNIS 3–1 0–2
Al-Ittihad Libya 4–0 Benin Mogas 90 FC 3–0 1–0
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 1–2 Republic of the Congo Étoile du Congo 1–0 0–2
Saint-George SA Ethiopia w/o3 Malawi Super ESCOM
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 5–2 Mauritania ASC Mauritel Mobile FC 4–0 1–2
Stade Malien Mali 1–4 4 Senegal AS Douanes 1–2 0–2
Ocean Boys FC Nigeria 0–1 Sierra Leone Kallon 0–0 0–1
Petro Atlético Angola 2–1 Namibia FC Civics 1–0 1–1
Young Africans FC Tanzania 5–1 Comoros AJSM 5–1 5
Likhopo Lesotho 0–1 Zambia Zanaco FC 0–0 0–1
Espérance Tunisia 6–1 Chad Renaissance FC 4–0 2–1
Renacimiento FC Equatorial Guinea 0–2 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 0–1 0–1
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 7–2 Botswana Police XI 3–0 4–2
AS ADEMA Madagascar 3–0 Seychelles Anse Réunion FC 0–0 3–0
JS Kabylie Algeria 5–2 Guinea-Bissau Clube de Futebol "Os Balantas" 3–1 2–1
CD Primeiro de Agosto Angola 1–2 Gabon AS Mangasport 0–1 1–1
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 3–0 Uganda Uganda Revenus Authority SC 3–0 0–0
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 3–2 Liberia Mighty Barrolle 3–1 0–1

1 JS Saint-Pierroise withdrew due to high travel costs; they were banned from AFC competitions for three years and fined $3500.
2 Sporting Clube da Praia refused to travel due to civil unrest and a violent general strike in Guinea.
3 Super ESCOM withdrew.
4 AS Douanes were ejected from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.
5 The tie was played over one leg because AGSM did not have an international-standard ground.

First round[edit]

1st legs were played on 2–4 March 2007.
2nd legs were played on 16–18 March 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Highlanders Zimbabwe 0–2 Egypt Al Ahly SC 0–0 0–2
Desportivo Maputo Mozambique 1–3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–1 0–2
Al-Hilal Sudan 4–2 Egypt El Zamalek 2–0 2–2
Nasarawa United Nigeria 4–2 The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 3–0 1–2
Fello Star Guinea 1–5 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–1 1–4
APR FC Rwanda 2–2 Togo Maranatha 2–0 0–21
Al-Ittihad Libya 5–1 Niger AS-FNIS 4–1 1–0
Saint-George SA Ethiopia 1–2 Republic of the Congo Étoile du Congo 1–0 0–2
Stade Malien Mali 1–3 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 0–0 1–3
Kallon Sierra Leone 1–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–1 1–2
Young Africans FC Tanzania 3–2 Angola Petro Atlético 3–0 0–2
Espérance Tunisia 6–1 Zambia Zanaco FC 2–0 4–1
Ashanti Gold SC Ghana 2–2 (6–7 p) Morocco FAR Rabat 2–0 0–2
AS ADEMA Madagascar 3–5 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–2 1–4
AS Mangasport Gabon 3–4 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–1 0–3
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 1–4 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 1–0 0–4

1 The match was abandoned at 82' with Maranatha leading 2-0, after APR FC walked off protesting a penalty award against them; APR FC were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.

Second round[edit]

1st legs were played on 6–8 April 2007.
2nd legs were played on 20–22 April 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 2–4 Egypt Al Ahly SC 2–2 0–2
Nasarawa United Nigeria 3–3 (2–3 p) Sudan Al-Hilal 3–0 0–3
Maranatha Togo 0–3 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–0 0–3
Étoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 3–3 (a) Libya Al-Ittihad 3–1 0–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2–0 0–0
Espérance Tunisia 3–0 Tanzania Young Africans FC 3–0 0–0
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–2 Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 0–2
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 1–2 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–0 0–2

Group stage[edit]

Teams qualified for semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4 11
Libya Al-Ittihad 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
Algeria JS Kabylie 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
Morocco FAR Rabat 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5
Al-Ittihad Libya1–0Algeria JS Kabylie
Camara Goal 83' (Report)
Attendance: 25 000
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)
FAR Rabat Morocco0–1Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
(Report) Ben Frej Goal 70'
Attendance: 32 000

JS Kabylie Algeria2–0Morocco FAR Rabat
Dabo Goal 29' (pen), Goal 44' (Report)

FAR Rabat Morocco1–0Libya Al-Ittihad
Ouaddouch Goal 90+3' (Report)
Referee: Emmanuel Imiere (Nigeria)
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia3–0Algeria JS Kabylie
Chermiti Goal 1'
Ben Mohamed Goal 48'
Silva Alves Goal 53'
(Report)
Referee: Rene Louzaya (Congo)

Al-Ittihad Libya2–0Morocco FAR Rabat
Shibani Goal 44'
Rewani Goal 61'
JS Kabylie Algeria0–2Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Ogunbiyi Goal 46'
Chermiti Goal 90+2'
Referee: Abdel Rahman Khalid (Sudan)

JS Kabylie Algeria3–1Libya Al-Ittihad
AthmaniGoal 22'
Hemani Goal 54'
Saïbi Goal 69'
Rewani Goal 19'
Referee: Aboubacar Sharaf (Ivory Coast)
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia0–0Morocco FAR Rabat
Referee: Alex Kotey (Ghana)

Al-Ittihad Libya2–0Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Shibani Goal 14'
Rewani Goal 58'(pen)
FAR Rabat Morocco1–1Algeria JS Kabylie
Benkassou Goal 22' (pen.) Derrag Goal 85'
Referee: Diouf Abdou (Senegal)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Egypt Al Ahly SC 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4 12
Sudan Al-Hilal 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
Tunisia Espérance 6 1 2 3 2 8 −6 5

Al-Hilal Sudan2–0Tunisia Espérance
Eze Goal 29'Goal 90+2' (Report)
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Muhmed Ssegonga (Uganda)
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast0–1Egypt Al Ahly SC
(Report) Aboutreika Goal 40'

Al Ahly SC Egypt3–0Tunisia Espérance
Aboutreika Goal 12'
Flavio Goal 77'
Hosny Goal 85'
(Report)
Al-Hilal Sudan2–1Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas
Eze Goal 12'
Mohamed Goal 90'
(Report) Idrissu Goal 52'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Abderrahim El Arjoun (Morocco)

Espérance Tunisia1–0Egypt Al Ahly SC
Kasdaoui Goal 38'
Referee: Aldrin Ncobo (South Africa)
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast1–0Sudan Al-Hilal
N'Gossan Goal 30'

Al-Hilal Sudan3–0Egypt Al Ahly SC
Khan Goal 56'
Korongo Goal 67'
Eze Goal 85'
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast2–0Tunisia Espérance
Zaïem Goal 60' (o.g.)
Diarra Goal 78'
Referee: Jean-Marie Hicuburundi (Burundi)

Espérance Tunisia1–1Sudan Al-Hilal
Ltaief Goal 41' Eze Goal 44' (pen.)

Final stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-Finals Final
      
Sudan Al-Hilal 3
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 4
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3
Egypt Al Ahly SC 1
Libya Al-Ittihad 0
Egypt Al Ahly SC 1

Semi-Finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 21–23 September and the second legs on 5–7 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Hilal Sudan 3–4 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2–1 1–3
Al-Ittihad Libya 0–1 Egypt Al Ahly SC 0–0 0–1
Al-Hilal Sudan2–1Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Eze Goal 62'
Osunwa Goal 66'
Report Felhi Goal 38'
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia3–1Sudan Al-Hilal
Chermiti Goal 16'62'
Ben Frej Goal 52'
Report Eze Goal 55'

Al-Ahly SC Egypt1–0Libya Al-Ittihad
Hamadi Goal 20' (o.g.) Report

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 3–1 Egypt Al Ahly SC 0–0 3–1
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia0–0Egypt Al Ahly SC
Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)
Al Ahly SC Egypt1–3Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
El-Nahhas Goal 48' Report Gharbi Goal 44'
Chermiti Goal 90+3'
Narry Goal 90+5'
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Abderrahim El Arjoun (Morocco)

Top scorers[edit]

Place Player Club Goals
1st Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabi Mputu TP Mazembe 9
2nd Tunisia Mohamed Amine Chermiti Étoile du Sahel 8
2nd Nigeria Ndubuisi Eze Al Hilal 8
4th Mali Cheick Oumar Dabo JS Kabylie 7
4th Libya Salem Al Rewani Al-Ittihad 7
6th Tunisia Amine Ltaïef Espérance 6
7th Nigeria Kelechi Osunwa Al Hilal 5
7th Angola Flavio Amado Al-Ahly SC 5

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