2013 CAF Confederation Cup

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2013 CAF Confederation Cup
2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates 16 February – 30 November 2013
Teams 51+8 (from 41 associations)
Final positions
Champions Tunisia CS Sfaxien (3rd title)
Runners-up Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
Tournament statistics
Matches played 129
Goals scored 300 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ivory Coast Vincent Die Foneye
Tanzania Mbwana Samatta
Mozambique Sonito
(6 goals)
2012
2014

The 2013 CAF Confederation Cup (also known as the 2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 10th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The winner earned the right to play in the 2014 CAF Super Cup.[1] The defending champions AC Léopards did not enter the tournament as they qualified for the 2013 CAF Champions League and reached the group stage.

In the final, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia defeated TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and were crowned CAF Confederation Cup champions for a record third time.[2]

Association team allocation[edit]

All 56 CAF member associations may enter the CAF Confederation Cup, 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 or CAF Confederation Cup.[1] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 69 teams could enter the tournament (plus eight teams eliminated from the CAF Champions League which entered the play-off round) – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup, 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

Teams[edit]

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)
CS Sfaxien 2011–12 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Étoile du Sahel 2011–12 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 fourth place
Nigeria Nigeria
(2nd – 70 pts)
Lobi Stars 2012 Nigeria Premier League third place
Heartland 2012 Nigerian FA Cup winner
Egypt Egypt
(3rd – 64 pts)
Ismaily 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place[Note EGY]
ENPPI 2011 Egypt Cup winner[Note EGY]
Morocco Morocco
(4th – 62 pts)
Wydad Casablanca 2011–12 Botola third place
FAR Rabat 2012 Coupe du Trône runner-up
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
(5th – 49 pts)
DC Motema Pembe 2012 Linafoot third place
CS Don Bosco 2012 Coupe du Congo winner
Sudan Sudan
(6th – 47 pts)
Al-Ahly Shendi 2012 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Khartoum 2012 Sudan Premier League fourth place
Algeria Algeria
(7th – 43 pts)
USM Alger
(one entrant only)
2011–12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Cameroon Cameroon
(8th – 19 pts)
Panthère du Ndé 2012 Cameroonian Premier League third place
Unisport Bafang 2012 Cameroonian Cup winner
Angola Angola
(9th – 18 pts)
Petro de Luanda 2012 Girabola third place
Recreativo da Caála 2012 Taça de Angola runner-up
Mali Mali
(10th – 16 pts)
US Bougouni 2012 Malian Cup winner
Onze Créateurs 2012 Malian Cup runner-up
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
(T-12th – 11 pts)
ASEC Mimosas 2012 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division third place
Stella Club d'Adjamé 2012 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Associations eligible to enter one team
Libya Libya
(T-12th – 11 pts)
Al-Nasr 2009–10 Libyan Cup winner[Note LBY]
Zambia Zambia
(14th – 10 pts)
Power Dynamos 2012 Zambian Premier League runner-up
Niger Niger
(15th – 4 pts)
Sahel 2012 Niger Cup winner
Ghana Ghana
(16th – 2 pts)
New Edubiase United 2011–12 Ghanaian FA Cup winner
South Africa South Africa
(17th – 1 pt)
SuperSport United 2012 Nedbank Cup winner
Benin Benin Mogas 90 2012 Benin Cup winner
Botswana Botswana Gaborone United 2012 Botswana FA Challenge Cup winner
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Rail Club du Kadiogo 2012 Coupe du Faso winner
Burundi Burundi LLB Académic 2012 Burundian Cup winner
Central African Republic Central African Republic Anges de Fatima 2012 Central African Republic Coupe Nationale finalist
Chad Chad Elect-Sport 2012 Coupe de Ligue de N'Djaména winner
Republic of the Congo Congo Diables Noirs 2012 Coupe du Congo de football winner
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea The Panthers 2012 Equatoguinean Cup winner
Ethiopia Ethiopia Dedebit 2011–12 Ethiopian Premier League runner-up
Gabon Gabon US Bitam 2011–12 Gabon Championnat National D1 runner-up
The Gambia Gambia Gamtel 2012 Gambian Cup winner
Guinea Guinea Séquence 2012 Guinée Coupe Nationale winner
Kenya Kenya Gor Mahia 2012 FKF President's Cup winner
Liberia Liberia Barrack Young Controllers II 2012 Liberian Cup winner
Madagascar Madagascar TCO Boeny 2012 Coupe de Madagascar winner
Mozambique Mozambique Liga Muçulmana 2012 Taça de Moçambique winner
Rwanda Rwanda Police 2011–12 Primus National Football League runner-up
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe Desportivo de Guadalupe 2012 Taça Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe runner-up
Senegal Senegal HLM 2012 Senegal FA Cup winner
Seychelles Seychelles Anse Réunion 2012 Seychelles FA Cup winner
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Johansen 2011–12 Sierra Leone National Premier League fourth place
South Sudan South Sudan El Nasir 2012 South Sudan National Cup winner
Swaziland Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders 2012 Swazi Cup runner-up
Tanzania Tanzania Azam 2011–12 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
Togo Togo AS Douanes Lomé 2011–12 Togolese Championnat National runner-up
Notes
  1. ^ a b Egypt (EGY): The 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League third place and the 2012 Egypt Cup winner would originally represent Egypt in this tournament, but due of their cancellation, the 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place and the 2011 Egypt Cup winner were selected to represent Egypt.[4]
  2. ^ Libya (LBY): As there were no club football in Libya in 2012, the 2009–10 Libyan Cup winner (last completed season) was selected to represent Libya.[5]

The following associations did not enter a team: Zimbabwe (11th – 13 pts), Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Réunion, Somalia, Uganda, Zanzibar.

Moreover, the eight losers of the 2013 CAF Champions League second round entered the play-off round.

Schedule[edit]

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
Play-off round 7 May 2013[7] 17–19 May 2013 31 May–2 June 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 22–24 November 2013 29 November–1 December 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
Gor Mahia Kenya 5–0 Seychelles Anse Réunion 0–0 5–0
CS Don Bosco Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–4 South Africa SuperSport United 0–1 3–3
Gaborone United Botswana 2–3 Mozambique Liga Muçulmana 2–2 0–1
Mogas 90 Benin w/o[A] Togo AS Douanes Lomé
Rail Club du Kadiogo Burkina Faso 2–1 Niger Sahel 1–1 1–0
LLB Académic Burundi 2–1 Rwanda Police 1–0 1–1
Panthère du Ndé Cameroon 3–1 Chad Elect-Sport 2–0 1–1
Desportivo de Guadalupe São Tomé and Príncipe 1–17 Gabon US Bitam 0–5 1–12
Anges de Fatima Central African Republic 2–5 Ethiopia Dedebit 0–4 2–1
TCO Boeny Madagascar 3–3 (5–3 p) Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders 1–2 2–1
Gamtel The Gambia 5–2 Senegal HLM 2–1 3–1
New Edubiase United Ghana 1–1 (4–5 p) Republic of the Congo Diables Noirs 1–0 0–1
The Panthers Equatorial Guinea 3–0 Guinea Séquence 1–0 2–0
Power Dynamos Zambia 1–2 Angola Recreativo da Caála 1–0 0–2
Unisport Bafang Cameroon 0–3 Mali US Bougouni 0–1 0–2
Stella Club d'Adjamé Ivory Coast 1–4 Mali Onze Créateurs 1–1 0–3
Barrack Young Controllers II Liberia 1–0 Sierra Leone Johansen 1–0 0–0
Azam Tanzania 8–1 South Sudan El Nasir 3–1 5–0
Al-Nasr Libya 1–0 Sudan Al-Khartoum 0–0 1–0
Notes
  1. ^ AS Douanes advanced to the first round after Mogas 90 withdrew.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ENPPI Egypt 3–0 Kenya Gor Mahia 3–0 0–0
Petro Luanda Angola 0–2 South Africa SuperSport United 0–0 0–2
Lobi Stars Nigeria 4–8 Mozambique Liga Muçulmana 3–1 1–7
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 4–1 Togo AS Douanes Lomé 3–0 1–1
Rail Club du Kadiogo Burkina Faso 2–3[B] Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 1–2 1–1
DC Motema Pembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–2 Burundi LLB Académic 1–0 0–2
USM Alger Algeria 4–2 Cameroon Panthère du Ndé 1–0 3–2
Heartland Nigeria w/o[C] Gabon US Bitam 2–1
Al-Ahly Shendi Sudan 1–0 Ethiopia Dedebit 1–0 0–0
Ismaily Egypt 4–2 Madagascar TCO Boeny 2–0 2–2
CS Sfaxien Tunisia 7–3 The Gambia Gamtel 4–2 3–1
Diables Noirs Republic of the Congo 6–1 Equatorial Guinea The Panthers 6–1 0–0
Recreativo da Caála Angola 6–0 Mali US Bougouni 4–0 2–0
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 5–3 Mali Onze Créateurs 2–1 3–2
Barrack Young Controllers II Liberia 1–2 Tanzania Azam 1–2 0–0
FAR Rabat Morocco 2–1 Libya Al-Nasr 1–0 1–1
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  2. ^ US Bitam advanced to the second round after Heartland arrived late for the second leg, as per ruling made by the CAF.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ENPPI Egypt 3–1 South Africa SuperSport United 0–0 3–1
Liga Muçulmana Mozambique 3–3 (a) Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2–0 1–3
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 1–1 (2–4 p) Burundi LLB Académic 1–0 0–1
USM Alger Algeria 0–3 Gabon US Bitam 0–0 0–3
Al-Ahly Shendi Sudan 0–0 (3–4 p) Egypt Ismaily 0–0 0–0
CS Sfaxien Tunisia 4–2 Republic of the Congo Diables Noirs 3–1 1–1
Recreativo da Caála Angola 2–7 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1–1 1–6
Azam Tanzania 1–2 Morocco FAR Rabat 0–0 1–2

Play-off round[edit]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 7 May 2013.[9] The winners of the Confederation Cup second round were drawn against the losers of the Champions League second round, with the former hosting the second leg.[1]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stade Malien Mali 6–0 Burundi LLB Académic 5–0 1–0
Enugu Rangers Nigeria w/o[D] Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–0 0–0
FUS Rabat Morocco 4–3 Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 3–3
CA Bizertin Tunisia 3–1 Egypt Ismaily 3–0 0–1
ES Sétif Algeria 2–2 (5–3 p) Gabon US Bitam 2–0 0–2
JSM Béjaïa Algeria 3–4 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2–2 1–2
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 5–2 Mozambique Liga Muçulmana 4–0 1–2
Saint George Ethiopia 3–3 (a) Egypt ENPPI 2–0 1–3
Notes
  1. ^ CS Sfaxien advanced to the group stage after Enugu Rangers, which had originally won 1–0 on aggregate, was ruled by the CAF to have fielded an ineligible player in the second leg and thus disqualified.

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 14 May 2013.[10] 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.

Tiebreakers

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

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 6 4 2 0 8 3 +5 14
Mali Stade Malien 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 8
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6
Ethiopia Saint George 6 1 1 4 4 7 −3 4
  CSS ESS SG SM
CS Sfaxien 1–0 1–0 0–0
Étoile du Sahel 1–1 2–1 0–1
Saint George 1–3 0–0 2–0
Stade Malien 1–2 0–0 1–0

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10
Tunisia CA Bizertin 6 2 2 2 3 3 0 8
Morocco FUS Rabat 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8
Algeria ES Sétif 6 1 3 2 5 7 −2 6
  CAB ESS FUS TPM
CA Bizertin 0–0 1–0 1–0
ES Sétif 1–0 1–1 1–1
FUS Rabat 1–1 1–0 2–0
TP Mazembe 1–0 4–2 3–0
Tiebreakers
  • CA Bizertin are ranked ahead of FUS Rabat on head-to-head record.

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[edit]

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
CA Bizertin Tunisia 0–1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 0–0 0–1
Stade Malien Mali 1–3 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1–2 0–1

Final[edit]

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CS Sfaxien Tunisia 3–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–0 1–2

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Ivory Coast Vincent Die Foneye Egypt ENPPI 6
Tanzania Mbwana Samatta Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6
Mozambique Sonito Mozambique Liga Muçulmana 6
4 Ivory Coast Franck Corbin Guedegbe Gabon US Bitam 5
Ivory Coast Idrissa Kouyaté Tunisia CS Sfaxien 5
Tunisia Mossaâb Sassi Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 5
7 Tunisia Fakhreddine Ben Youssef Tunisia CS Sfaxien 4
Gabon Étienne Alain Djissikadié Gabon US Bitam 4
Tunisia Taha Yassine Khenissi Tunisia CS Sfaxien 4
Ivory Coast Losseni Komara Republic of the Congo Diables Noirs 4

Source:[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sfaxien claim third Confed Cup title". CAF. 30 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. 
  6. ^ "CAF Champions League draw set for Sunday in Cairo". Cafonline.com. 8 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Drawing of lots of CAF Interclubs competitions for the year 2013". Cafonline.com. 23 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Orange CAF Confederation Cup 2013 fixtures" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 10 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "An all Moroccan clash as FUS Rabat and ASFAR drawn in Orange Confederation Cup". Confederation of African Football. 7 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Orange CAF Confederation draw result". Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Leading CAF Confederation Cup scorers". Agence France-Presse. October 20, 2013. 

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