2013 CAF Champions League knockout stage

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The knock-out stage of the 2013 CAF Champions League was played from 5 October to 10 November 2013. A total of four teams competed in the knock-out stage.[1]

Qualified teams[edit]

The winners and runners-up of each of the two groups in the group stage qualified for the knock-out stage.

Group Winners Runners-up
A Egypt Al-Ahly South Africa Orlando Pirates
B Tunisia Espérance de Tunis Cameroon Coton Sport


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]


The schedule of each round was as follows.[2]

Round First leg Second leg
Semi-finals 4–6 October 2013 18–20 October 2013
Final 1–3 November 2013 8–10 November 2013


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

Coton Sport Cameroon 1–1 Egypt Al-Ahly
Mbongo Goal 33' Report Aboutrika Goal 45+3'
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Note: The first leg was originally played on 5 October 2013, 15:00 UTC+1, but was abandoned with the score 0–0 in the 65th minute due to a waterlogged pitch. The match was replayed the next day in its entirety according to the competition regulations.[3]

Al-Ahly Egypt 1–1 Cameroon Coton Sport
El-Said Goal 3' Report Yougouda Goal 65'
Aboutrika Penalty missed
Soliman Penalty scored
Gomaa Penalty scored
Shehab Penalty scored
Moawad Penalty scored
Trzeguet Penalty scored
Nagieb Penalty scored
Fathy Penalty scored
7–6 Penalty scored Oyongo
Penalty scored Bouba
Penalty missed Yougouda
Penalty scored Manga Mbah
Penalty scored Kingue Mpondo
Penalty scored Ngamaleu
Penalty scored Zimbori
Penalty missed Haman

2–2 on aggregate. Al-Ahly won the penalty shoot-out and advanced to the final.

Orlando Pirates South Africa 0–0 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis

Espérance de Tunis Tunisia 1–1 South Africa Orlando Pirates
Msakni Goal 55' Report Mahamutsa Goal 52'

1–1 on aggregate. Orlando Pirates won on the away goals rule and advanced to the final.


In the final, the order of legs was decided by a draw.[4] The draw was held on 14 May 2013, 14:00 UTC+2, at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Orlando Pirates South Africa 1–3 Egypt Al-Ahly 1–1 0–2

Orlando Pirates South Africa 1–1 Egypt Al-Ahly
Matlaba Goal 90+3' Report Aboutrika Goal 14'

Al-Ahly Egypt 2–0 South Africa Orlando Pirates
Aboutrika Goal 54'
Abd El-Zaher Goal 78'

Al-Ahly won 3–1 on aggregate.


  1. ^ a b c "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "17th Edition of the Orange CAF Champions League 2013 – Official Draw, Cairo 14.05.2013" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "CotonSport against Al Ahly to be replayed tomorrow (Sunday 6 October)". Confederation of African Football. 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Procedures of the draw of the group matches, semi-finals and finals of the 17th Edition of Orange CAF Champions League, "CL 2013"" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013. 

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