2012 Kagame Interclub Cup
|CECAFA Club Cup|
|Dates||14–28 July 2012|
|Teams||11 (from 9 associations)|
|Champions||Young Africans (5th title)|
|Third place||Vita Club|
|Goals scored||77 (3.35 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Said Bahanunzi|
The 2012 Kagame Interclub Cup was the 37th edition of the Kagame Interclub Cup, which is organised by CECAFA. It began on 14 July and ended on 28 July 2012. Tanzania hosted the tournament for their eleventh time since it officially began in 1974, when they were also hosts. The tournament made Wau Salaam the first South Sudanese club to take part in an international club tournament.
On 29 June 2012, the draw for clubs to participate in the tournament was released. Young Africans, the winning team, received a cash prize of US$ 30,000, while the runners-up and third-placed teams, Azam and Vita Club respectively, received cash prizes US$ 20,000 and US$ 10,000 respectively. The budget of the tournament is said to be around US$ 600,000. Matches are being played at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam and the Azam Stadium in Chamazi.
The following 11 clubs took part in the competition:
- Assistant referees
If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings (in descending order):
- Number of points obtained in games between the teams involved;
- Goal difference in games between the teams involved;
- Goals scored in games between the teams involved;
- Away goals scored in games between the teams involved;
- Goal difference in all games;
- Goals scored in all games;
- Drawing of lots.
Etekiama 24', 30', 74', 84' (pen.)
|Mutombo 60'||Report||Bagala 66'
|Report||Juma 62', 73'
Sunzu 65' (pen.)
|Agbor 70'||Report||Nsumba 24'
- Azam, Mafunzo and Tusker are all tied on points as shown above, but Azam and Mafunzo are ranked ahead of Tusker because of having more goals scored in the group, and Azam is ranked higher than Mafunzo because, since all of their criteria is the same, the first letter on their team name (A) is higher in the alphabet.
|Saint-Preux 15' (pen.), 53'
Mugiraneza 48', 77'
|Young Africans||0–2||Atlético Olympic|
Report 2 (in Swahili)
|Wau Salaam||1–7||Young Africans|
|Ulama 90+2'||Report||Bahanunzi 12', 17'
Kizza 18', 27', 30', 35'
|Atlético Olympic||5–0||Wau Salaam|
|Bahanunzi 23', 68'||Report|
In this stage, teams play against each other once. The losers of the semi-finals play against each other in the third place playoff where the winners are placed third overall in the entire competition and receive US$ 10,000. The winners of the final receive US$30,000 and the runners-up US$20,000.
|Young Africans||1 (5)|
The quarter-finals were played on 23–24 July 2012.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Uganda Revenue Authority||1–2||Armée Patriotique Rwandaise|
|Mafunzo||1–1 (3–5 p)||Young Africans|
|Atlético Olympic||1–2||Association Sportive Vita Club|
In the first quarter-final, Uganda Revenue Authority, who had lost the 2008 final in to Tusker, faced Armée Patriotique Rwandaise, who had already beaten them 2–1 five years earlier to clinch the title in 2007. The latter won the match 2–1. Mafunzo, in the second quarter-final, were beaten 5–3 on penalties by Young Africans, who are seeking their fifth title in the competition, after the match ended in a 1–1 stalemate after 90 minutes.
Atlético Olympic, making their first appearance at the tournament as only the second Burundian club ever to participate, were edged out 2–1 in the third quarter-final by Vita Club, also competing for their first time. Azam completed a surprise upset in the fourth quarter-final over six-time champions and fellow Tanzanians Simba, beating them 3–1 to advance to the semi-finals.
|Ssentongo 57'||Report||Iranzi 10'
|Mbanga 34'||Report||Bahanunzi 46'|
|Atlético Olympic||1–2||Vita Club|
|Kwizera 47'||Report||Etekiama 6'
|Bocco 17', 46', 73'||Report 1
The semi-finals will be played on 26 July 2012.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Association Sportive Vita Club||1–2||Azam|
|Armée Patriotique Rwandaise||0–1||Young Africans|
In the first semi-final Vita Club will be up against Azam, both of whom have performed impressively for newcomers in this year's competition, having reached the semi-finals ahead of more experienced clubs.
|Mfongang 35'||Report||Bocco 68'
Third place playoff
The third place playoff was played on 28 July 2012, right before the final.
|Mugiraneza 89'||Report||Mapanda 19'
The final was played on 28 July 2012, right after the third place playoff. To reach the final, in the knockout stage Azam defeated six-time champions Simba and Vita Club, while Young Africans eliminated Mafunzo and Armée Patriotique Rwandaise, whom they had already beaten in the group stage.
Azam, making their first ever appearance at the tournament, were the fifth team from Tanzania to reach the final and the fourth to reach the final with Tanzania as the hosts, the last being defending champions Young Africans in 1986. The match was also the third final in which both finalists were from Tanzania, and the second final hosted by Tanzania in which both finalists were from Tanzania.
|Report 1[permanent dead link]
A total of 77 goals was scored by 46 different players in the entire tournament.
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