2013 CAF Champions League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2013 CAF Champions League
2013 Orange CAF Champions League
Tournament details
Dates15 February – 10 November 2013
Teams56 (from 45 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsEgypt Al-Ahly (8th title)
Runners-upSouth Africa Orlando Pirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played124
Goals scored288 (2.32 per match)
Top scorer(s)Cameroon Alexis Yougouda Kada
(7 goals)

The 2013 CAF Champions League (also known as the 2013 Orange CAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons) was the 49th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 17th edition under the current CAF Champions League format. The winner qualified for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, and earned the right to play in the 2014 CAF Super Cup.[1]

In the final, defending champions Al-Ahly of Egypt defeated Orlando Pirates of South Africa, and were crowned African club champions for a record eighth time.[2]

Association team allocation[edit]

All 56 CAF member associations may enter the CAF Champions League, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter two teams in the competition. The title holders could also enter if they had not already qualified for the CAF Champions League.[1] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 69 teams could enter the tournament – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2013 CAF Champions League, the CAF used the 2007–2011 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculated points for each association based on their clubs’ performance over those 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup. The criteria for points were the following:[3]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winner 5 points 4 points
Runner-up 4 points 3 points
Losing semi-finalists 3 points 2 points
3rd place in groups 2 points 1 point
4th place in groups 1 point 1 point

The points were multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follows:

  • 2011 – 5
  • 2010 – 4
  • 2009 – 3
  • 2008 – 2
  • 2007 – 1


The following teams entered the competition. Teams in bold received a bye to the first round. The other teams entered the preliminary round.

Associations are shown according to their 2007–2011 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated.

Association Team Qualifying method
Associations eligible to enter two teams (Ranked 1–12)
Tunisia Tunisia
(1st – 100 pts)
Espérance de Tunis 2011–12 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champion
CA Bizertin 2011–12 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runner-up
Nigeria Nigeria
(2nd – 70 pts)
Kano Pillars 2012 Nigeria Premier League champion
Enugu Rangers 2012 Nigeria Premier League runner-up
Egypt Egypt
(3rd – 64 pts)
Al-Ahly Title holders (2012 CAF Champions League winner)
2010–11 Egyptian Premier League champion[Note EGY]
Zamalek 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League runner-up[Note EGY]
Morocco Morocco
(4th – 62 pts)
Moghreb Tétouan 2011–12 Botola champion
FUS Rabat 2011–12 Botola runner-up
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
(5th – 49 pts)
TP Mazembe 2012 Linafoot champion
AS Vita Club 2012 Linafoot runner-up
Sudan Sudan
(6th – 47 pts)
Al-Hilal 2012 Sudan Premier League champion
Al-Merrikh 2012 Sudan Premier League runner-up
Algeria Algeria
(7th – 43 pts)
ES Sétif 2011–12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champion
JSM Béjaïa 2011–12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runner-up
Cameroon Cameroon
(8th – 19 pts)
Union Douala 2012 Cameroonian Premier League champion
Coton Sport 2012 Cameroonian Premier League runner-up
Angola Angola
(9th – 18 pts)
Recreativo do Libolo 2012 Girabola champion
Primeiro de Agosto 2012 Girabola runner-up
Mali Mali
(10th – 16 pts)
Djoliba 2011–12 Malian Première Division champion
Stade Malien 2011–12 Malian Première Division runner-up
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(11th – 13 pts)
(one entrant only)[Note ZIM]
2012 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champion
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
(T-12th – 11 pts)
Séwé Sport 2012 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division champion
AFAD Djékanou 2012 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division runner-up
Associations eligible to enter one team
Libya Libya
(T-12th – 11 pts)
Al-Ittihad 2009–10 Libyan Premier League champion[Note LBY]
Zambia Zambia
(14th – 10 pts)
Zanaco 2012 Zambian Premier League champion
Niger Niger
(15th – 4 pts)
Olympic Niamey 2011–12 Niger Premier League champion
Ghana Ghana
(16th – 2 pts)
Asante Kotoko 2011–12 Ghanaian Premier League champion
South Africa South Africa
(17th – 1 pt)
Orlando Pirates 2011–12 Premier Soccer League champion
Benin Benin ASPAC 2011–12 Benin Premier League champion
Botswana Botswana Mochudi Centre Chiefs 2011–12 Botswana Premier League champion
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 2012 Burkinabé Premier League champion
Burundi Burundi Vital'O 2011–12 Burundi Premier League champion
Central African Republic Central African Republic Olympic Real de Bangui 2012 Central African Republic League champion
Chad Chad Gazelle 2012 Ligue de N'Djaména champion
Comoros Comoros Djabal Club 2012 Comoros Premier League champion
Republic of the Congo Congo AC Léopards 2012 Congo Premier League champion
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Sony Elá Nguema 2012 Equatoguinean Premier League champion
Ethiopia Ethiopia Saint George 2011–12 Ethiopian Premier League champion
Gabon Gabon CF Mounana 2011–12 Gabon Championnat National D1 champion
The Gambia Gambia Real de Banjul 2012 GFA League First Division champion
Guinea Guinea Horoya 2011–12 Guinée Championnat National champion
Kenya Kenya Tusker 2012 Kenyan Premier League champion
Lesotho Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services 2011–12 Lesotho Premier League champion
Liberia Liberia LISCR 2012 Liberian Premier League champion
Madagascar Madagascar AS Adema 2012 THB Champions League champion
Mozambique Mozambique Maxaquene 2012 Moçambola champion
Rwanda Rwanda APR 2011–12 Primus National Football League champion
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Sporting Clube do Príncipe 2012 São Tomé and Príncipe Championship champion
Senegal Senegal Casa Sports 2011–12 Senegal Premier League champion
Seychelles Seychelles St Michel United 2012 Seychelles First Division champion
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Diamond Stars 2011–12 Sierra Leone National Premier League champion
Eswatini Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 2011–12 Swazi Premier League champion
Tanzania Tanzania Simba 2011–12 Tanzanian Premier League champion
Togo Togo Dynamic Togolais 2011–12 Togolese Championnat National champion
Uganda Uganda URA 2011–12 Ugandan Super League third place
Zanzibar Zanzibar Jamhuri 2012 Zanzibar Premier League runner-up
  1. ^ a b
    Egypt (EGY): The 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League champion and runner-up would originally represent Egypt in this tournament, but due of its cancellation, the 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League champion and runner-up were selected to represent Egypt.[4]
  2. ^
    Libya (LBY): As there were no club football in Libya in 2012, the 2009–10 Libyan Premier League champion (last completed season) was selected to represent Libya.[5]
  3. ^
    Zimbabwe (ZIM): Highlanders, the 2012 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League runner-up, could not represent Zimbabwe as they were subject of a three-year ban for withdrawing from the 2011 CAF Confederation Cup.

The following associations did not enter a team: Cape Verde, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Réunion, Somalia, South Sudan.


The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt).

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 9 December 2012[6] 15–17 February 2013 1–3 March 2013
First round 15–17 March 2013 5–7 April 2013
Second round 19–21 April 2013 3–5 May 2013
Group stage Matchday 1 14 May 2013[7] 19–21 July 2013
Matchday 2 2–4 August 2013
Matchday 3 16–18 August 2013
Matchday 4 30 August–1 September 2013
Matchday 5 13–15 September 2013
Matchday 6 20–22 September 2013
Knock-out stage Semi-finals 4–6 October 2013 18–20 October 2013
Final 1–3 November 2013 8–10 November 2013

Qualifying rounds[edit]

The draw for the preliminary, first and second qualifying rounds was held on 9 December 2012, and the fixtures were announced by the CAF on 10 December 2012.[8]

Qualification ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zamalek Egypt 7–0 Chad Gazelle 7–0 0–0
AS Vita Club Democratic Republic of the Congo 5–1 Togo Dynamic Togolais 3–0 2–1
Jamhuri Zanzibar 0–8 Ethiopia Saint George 0–3 0–5
CA Bizertin Tunisia 2–1 Libya Al-Ittihad 1–1 1–0
Dynamos Zimbabwe 3–1 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services 3–0 0–1
St Michel United Seychelles 1–7 Kenya Tusker 1–4 0–3
Zanaco Zambia 3–2 Eswatini Mbabane Swallows 3–2 0–0
Orlando Pirates South Africa 9–0 Comoros Djabal Club 5–0 4–0
Maxaquene Mozambique 0–2 Botswana Mochudi Centre Chiefs 0–1 0–1
APR Rwanda 2–2 (a) Burundi Vital'O 1–2 1–0
Enugu Rangers Nigeria w/o[A] São Tomé and Príncipe Sporting Clube do Príncipe
Simba Tanzania 0–5 Angola Recreativo do Libolo 0–1 0–4
JSM Béjaïa Algeria 3–0 Niger Olympic Niamey 3–0 0–0
Asante Kotoko Ghana 8–0 Equatorial Guinea Sony Elá Nguema 7–0 1–0
Primeiro de Agosto Angola 4–3 Madagascar AS Adema 4–2 0–1
FUS Rabat Morocco 2–2 (a) The Gambia Real de Banjul 1–0 1–2
Union Douala Cameroon 3–1 Liberia LISCR 2–1 1–0
Horoya Guinea 0–3 Ivory Coast Séwé Sport 0–0 0–3
AFAD Djékanou Ivory Coast 6–2 Sierra Leone Diamond Stars 5–1 1–1
Coton Sport Cameroon 0–0 (4–3 p) Uganda URA 0–0 0–0
Moghreb Tétouan Morocco 1–1 (1–3 p) Senegal Casa Sports 1–0 0–1
Kano Pillars Nigeria 5–1 Central African Republic Olympic Real de Bangui 5–1 0–0
AC Léopards Republic of the Congo 2–1 Gabon CF Mounana 2–0 0–1
ASPAC Benin 2–2 (4–5 p) Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 1–1 1–1
  1. ^
    Enugu Rangers advanced to the first round after Sporting Clube do Príncipe failed to show up for the first leg.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zamalek Egypt 1–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 1–0 0–0
Saint George Ethiopia 3–1 Mali Djoliba 2–0 1–1
CA Bizertin Tunisia 3–1 Zimbabwe Dynamos 3–0 0–1
Tusker Kenya 1–4 Egypt Al-Ahly 1–2 0–2
Zanaco Zambia 1–3 South Africa Orlando Pirates 0–1 1–2
Mochudi Centre Chiefs Botswana 0–7 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0–1 0–6
Vital'O Burundi 0–2 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 0–0 0–2
Recreativo do Libolo Angola 4–2 Sudan Al-Merrikh 2–1 2–1
JSM Béjaïa Algeria 1–1 (a) Ghana Asante Kotoko 0–0 1–1
Primeiro de Agosto Angola 0–2 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–1 0–1
FUS Rabat Morocco 3–1 Cameroon Union Douala 3–0 0–1
Séwé Sport Ivory Coast 5–4 Sudan Al-Hilal 4–1 1–3
AFAD Djékanou Ivory Coast 1–3 Cameroon Coton Sport 0–1 1–2
Casa Sports Senegal 1–4 Mali Stade Malien 1–2 0–2
Kano Pillars Nigeria 4–4 (a) Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 4–1 0–3
ASFA Yennenga Burkina Faso 4–5 Algeria ES Sétif 2–1 2–4

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zamalek Egypt 3–3 (a) Ethiopia Saint George 1–1 2–2
CA Bizertin Tunisia 1–2 Egypt Al-Ahly 0–0 1–2
Orlando Pirates South Africa 3–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 3–1 0–1
Enugu Rangers Nigeria 1–3 Angola Recreativo do Libolo 0–0 1–3
JSM Béjaïa Algeria 0–1 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–0 0–1
FUS Rabat Morocco 1–1 (a) Ivory Coast Séwé Sport 1–1 0–0
Coton Sport Cameroon 3–0 Mali Stade Malien 3–0 0–0
AC Léopards Republic of the Congo 4–4 (5–4 p) Algeria ES Sétif 3–1 1–3

The losers of the second round entered the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup play-off round.[1]

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 14 May 2013.[9] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four. Each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the semi-finals.


The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[1]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned
  3. Away goals scored in games between the teams concerned
  4. Goal difference in all games
  5. Goals scored in all games

Knock-out stage[edit]

Knock-out ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]


  Semi-Finals Final
South Africa Orlando Pirates (a) 0 1 1  
Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0 1 1  
    South Africa Orlando Pirates 1 0 1
  Egypt Al Ahly 1 2 3
Cameroon Coton Sport 1 1 2 (6)
Egypt Al Ahly (p) 1 1 2 (7)  


In the semi-finals, the group A winners played the group B runners-up, and the group B winners played the group A runners-up, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[1]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Orlando Pirates South Africa 1–1 (a) Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–0 1–1
Coton Sport Cameroon 2–2 (6–7 p) Egypt Al-Ahly 1–1 1–1


In the final, the order of legs was decided by a draw.

Orlando Pirates South Africa1–1Egypt Al-Ahly
Matlaba 90+3' Report Aboutrika 14'
Al-Ahly Egypt2–0South Africa Orlando Pirates
Aboutrika 54'
Abd El-Zaher 78'

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Cameroon Alexis Yougouda Kada Cameroon Coton Sport 7
2 Egypt Ahmed Gaafar Egypt Zamalek 6
Ivory Coast Mamadou Soro Ivory Coast AFAD Djékanou 6
4 Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Al-Ahly 5
Zimbabwe Takesure Chinyama South Africa Orlando Pirates 5
Burkina Faso Abdoulaye Cissé Egypt Zamalek 5
Ivory Coast Kévin Zougoula Ivory Coast Séwé Sport 5
8 Republic of the Congo Arouna Biné Dramé Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 4
Portugal Rúben Gouveia Angola Recreativo do Libolo 4
Egypt Emad Moteab Egypt Al-Ahly 4


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Ahly beat Pirates for African title". CAF. 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ الأهلي والزمالك وإنبي يمثلون مصر أفريقياً العام المقبل..والإسماعيلي والحرس عربياً (in Arabic). kooora.com. 20 May 2012.
  5. ^ الاتحاد والنصر يعودان الى الواجهة الافريقية ليمثلا كرة القدم الليبية (in Arabic). alayam.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  6. ^ "CAF Champions League draw set for Sunday in Cairo". Cafonline.com. 8 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Drawing of lots of CAF Interclubs competitions for the year 2013". Cafonline.com. 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Orange CAF Champions League 2013 fixtures" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 10 December 2012.
  9. ^ "2013 Orange CAF Champions League draw conducted in Cairo". Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Leading CAF Champions League scorers". Agence France-Presse. October 20, 2013.

External links[edit]