2016 CAF Confederation Cup

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2016 CAF Confederation Cup
2016 Orange CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates 12 February – 6 November 2016
Teams 51+8 (from 39 associations)
Final positions
Champions Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe (1st title)
Runners-up Algeria MO Béjaïa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 128
Goals scored 294 (2.3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Zambia Rainford Kalaba (7 goals)
2015
2017

The 2016 CAF Confederation Cup (officially the 2016 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 13th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

TP Mazembe defeated MO Béjaïa in the final to win their first CAF Confederation Cup title, and earned the right to play against the winners of the 2016 CAF Champions League in the 2017 CAF Super Cup.[1] Étoile du Sahel were the defending champions, and after qualifying for the 2016 CAF Champions League, they entered the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup after they lost in the Champions League second round, but were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Association team allocation[edit]

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

For the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF used the 2010–2014 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculates points for each entrant association based on their clubs’ performance over those 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup. The criteria for points are the following:[2]

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 are multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follows:

  • 2014 – 5
  • 2013 – 4
  • 2012 – 3
  • 2011 – 2
  • 2010 – 1

Teams[edit]

The following 59 teams from 39 associations 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 2010–2014 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 – 105 pts)
Espérance de Tunis 2014–15 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Stade Gabèsien 2014–15 Tunisian Cup runner-up
Egypt Egypt
(2nd – 81 pts)
ENPPI 2014–15 Egyptian Premier League third place
Misr Lel Makkasa 2014–15 Egyptian Premier League fourth place
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
(3rd – 63 pts)
CS Don Bosco 2014–15 Linafoot third place
FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo 2015 Coupe du Congo winner
Algeria Algeria
(4th – 44 pts)
MC Oran 2014–15 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
CS Constantine 2014–15 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 fifth place
Sudan Sudan
(5th – 33 pts)
Al-Ahly Shendi 2015 Sudan Premier League third place
Khartoum 2015 Sudan Premier League fourth place
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
(6th – 30 pts)
SC Gagnoa 2014–15 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 third place
Africa Sports 2015 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Morocco Morocco
(7th – 29 pts)
Kawkab Marrakech 2014–15 Botola third place
FUS Rabat 2015 Coupe du Trône runner-up
Cameroon Cameroon
(T-8th – 26 pts)
New Star de Douala 2015 Elite One third place
UMS de Loum 2015 Cameroonian Cup winner
Republic of the Congo Congo
(T-8th – 26 pts)
Vita Club Mokanda 2015 Congo Premier League sixth place before abandoned
Diables Noirs 2015 Coupe du Congo de football winner
Mali Mali
(T-8th – 26 pts)
USFAS Bamako 2014–15 Malian Première Division third place
AS Bakaridjan 2014–15 Malian Première Division fourth place
Nigeria Nigeria
(11th – 22 pts)
Nasarawa United 2015 Nigeria Professional Football League third place
Akwa United 2015 Nigerian FA Cup winner
South Africa South Africa
(12th – 16 pts)
Bidvest Wits 2014–15 South African Premier Division third place
Ajax Cape Town 2014–15 Nedbank Cup runner-up
Associations eligible to enter one team
Angola Angola
(13th – 11 pts)
Sagrada Esperança 2015 Taça de Angola runner-up
Libya Libya
(14th – 7 pts)
Al-Ittihad Tripoli 2013–14 Libyan Premier League runner-up (no league in 2015)
Ghana Ghana
(T-15th – 6 pts)
Medeama 2015 Ghanaian FA Cup winner
Zambia Zambia
(T-15th – 6 pts)
Zanaco 2015 Zambian Premier League runner-up
Ethiopia Ethiopia
(17th – 4 pts)
Defence Force 2015 Ethiopian Cup winner
Niger Niger
(T-18th – 1 pt)
AS SONIDEP 2015 Niger Cup winner
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(T-18th – 1 pt)
Harare City 2015 Cup of Zimbabwe winner
Botswana Botswana Gaborone United 2014–15 Mascom Top 8 Cup winner
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso USFA 2015 Coupe du Faso winner
Burundi Burundi Atlético Olympic 2015 Burundian Cup runner-up
Chad Chad Renaissance 2015 Chad Premier League third place
Comoros Comoros Fomboni Club 2015 Comoros Cup winner
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Deportivo Mongomo 2015 Equatoguinean Cup winner
Gabon Gabon CF Mounana 2015 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs winner
The Gambia Gambia Wallidan 2015 Gambian Cup winner
Guinea Guinea AS Kaloum 2015 Guinée Coupe Nationale winner
Kenya Kenya Bandari 2015 FKF President's Cup winner
Liberia Liberia Barrack Young Controllers II 2015 Liberian Cup winner
Madagascar Madagascar AS Adema 2015 Coupe de Madagascar runner-up
Mozambique Mozambique Liga Desportiva de Maputo 2015 Taça de Moçambique winner
Rwanda Rwanda Police 2015 Rwandan Cup winner
Senegal Senegal Génération Foot 2015 Senegal FA Cup winner
Seychelles Seychelles Light Stars 2015 Seychelles FA Cup winner
South Sudan South Sudan Atlabara 2015 South Sudan Football Championship champion
Tanzania Tanzania Azam 2014–15 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
Uganda Uganda SC Villa 2014–15 Ugandan Cup winner
Zanzibar Zanzibar JKU 2014–15 Zanzibar Premier League runner-up
Teams entering the play-off round
Losers of the 2016 CAF Champions League second round
South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns Sudan Al-Merrikh Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Mali Stade Malien Tanzania Young Africans Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli Algeria MO Béjaïa
Associations which did not enter a team

Notably two team take part in the competition that do not currently play in their national top-division. They are Barrack Young Controllers II (2nd tier) and Génération Foot (2nd).

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[3] For the first time, some rounds of matches were officially scheduled in midweek (in italics) instead of on weekends.[4]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 11 December 2015
(Dakar, Senegal)[5]
12–14 February 2016 26–28 February 2016
First round 11–13 March 2016 18–20 March 2016
Second round 8–10 April 2016 19–20 April 2016
Play-off round 21 April 2016
(Cairo, Egypt)[6]
6–8 May 2016 17–18 May 2016
Group stage Matchday 1 24 May 2016
(Cairo, Egypt)[7]
17–19 June 2016
Matchday 2 28–29 June 2016
Matchday 3 15–17 July 2016
Matchday 4 26–27 July 2016
Matchday 5 12–14 August 2016
Matchday 6 23–24 August 2016
Knockout stage Semi-finals 16–18 September 2016 23–25 September 2016
Final 28–30 October 2016 4–6 November 2016

Qualifying rounds[edit]

The draw for the preliminary, first and second rounds was held on 11 December 2015 in Dakar, Senegal.[5][8]

In the qualifying rounds, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score was tied after the second leg, the away goals rule would be applied, and if still tied, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations III. 13 & 14).[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vita Club Mokanda Republic of the Congo 1–1 (6–5 p) Nigeria Akwa United 0–1 1–0
Police Rwanda 4–3 South Sudan Atlabara 3–1 1–2
Sagrada Esperança Angola 3–2 South Africa Ajax Cape Town 1–2 2–0
Wallidan The Gambia w/o[A] Algeria MC Oran
SC Gagnoa Ivory Coast 2–0 Mali USFAS Bamako 2–0 0–0
Kawkab Marrakech Morocco 3–3 (5–4 p) Burkina Faso USFA 3–0 0–3
Light Stars Seychelles 0–9 South Africa Bidvest Wits 0–3 0–6
Renaissance Chad 3–2 Cameroon New Star de Douala 1–0 2–2
Harare City Zimbabwe 6–3 Madagascar AS Adema 3–2 3–1
AS Bakaridjan Mali 2–2 (3–4 p) Tunisia Stade Gabèsien 1–1 1–1
Nasarawa United Nigeria 2–1 Senegal Génération Foot 2–1 0–0
Defence Force Ethiopia 1–6 Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa 1–3 0–3
FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–1 Kenya Bandari 2–0 1–1
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Libya 5–4 Niger AS SONIDEP 4–1 1–3
UMS de Loum Cameroon 0–0 (2–4 p)
w/o; d/q[B]
Equatorial Guinea Deportivo Mongomo 0–0 0–0
Khartoum Sudan 0–2 Uganda SC Villa 0–1 0–1
JKU Zanzibar w/o[C] Botswana Gaborone United
Fomboni Club Comoros 1–2 Burundi Atlético Olympic 1–0 0–2
Diables Noirs Republic of the Congo 2–4 Ivory Coast Africa Sports 1–2 1–2
Notes
  1. ^ MC Oran won on walkover after Wallidan withdrew.[9]
  2. ^ The CAF announced on 2 March 2016 that UMS de Loum won on walkover after Deportivo Mongomo were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player.[10]
  3. ^ JKU won on walkover after Gaborone United withdrew.[11]

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vita Club Mokanda Republic of the Congo 1–0 Rwanda Police 0–0 1–0
Sagrada Esperança Angola 2–1 Mozambique Liga Desportiva de Maputo 1–0 1–1
MC Oran Algeria 4–2 Ivory Coast SC Gagnoa 2–0 2–2
Kawkab Marrakech Morocco 3–2 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers II 3–0 0–2
Bidvest Wits South Africa 3–7 Tanzania Azam 0–3 3–4
Renaissance Chad 0–7 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–2 0–5
Harare City Zimbabwe 2–5 Zambia Zanaco 1–2 1–3
Stade Gabèsien Tunisia 2–1 Guinea AS Kaloum 2–1 0–0
Nasarawa United Nigeria 2–4 Algeria CS Constantine 1–0 1–4
Misr Lel Makkasa Egypt 3–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo CS Don Bosco 3–1 0–1
FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (a) Sudan Al-Ahly Shendi 2–1 0–1
Al-Ittihad Tripoli Libya 1–2 Ghana Medeama 1–0 0–2
UMS de Loum Cameroon 2–3 Morocco FUS Rabat 1–1 1–2
SC Villa Uganda 5–0 Zanzibar JKU 4–0 1–0
Atlético Olympic Burundi 0–5 Gabon CF Mounana 0–2 0–3
Africa Sports Ivory Coast 1–6 Egypt ENPPI 0–2 1–4

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vita Club Mokanda Republic of the Congo 1–4 Angola Sagrada Esperança 1–2 0–2
MC Oran Algeria 0–1 Morocco Kawkab Marrakech 0–0 0–1
Azam Tanzania 2–4 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 2–1 0–3
Zanaco Zambia 1–4 Tunisia Stade Gabèsien 1–1 0–3
CS Constantine Algeria 2–3 Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa 1–0 1–3
Al-Ahly Shendi Sudan 0–2 Ghana Medeama 0–0 0–2
FUS Rabat Morocco 7–1 Uganda SC Villa 7–0 0–1
CF Mounana Gabon 2–2 (5–4 p) Egypt ENPPI 2–0 0–2

The eight winners of the second round advanced to the play-off round, where they were joined by the eight losers of the Champions League second round.

Play-off round[edit]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 21 April 2016, 14:00 EET (UTC+2), at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[6][12] 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. The eight winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
MO Béjaïa Algeria 1–1 (a) Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 0–0 1–1
Stade Malien Mali 0–4 Morocco FUS Rabat 0–0 0–4
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 2–1 Gabon CF Mounana 2–0 0–1
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (a) Tunisia Stade Gabèsien 1–0 1–2
Al-Ahli Tripoli Libya 1–1 (a) Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa 0–0 1–1
Al-Merrikh Sudan 1–2 Morocco Kawkab Marrakech 1–0 0–2
Young Africans Tanzania 2–1 Angola Sagrada Esperança 2–0 0–1
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 3–3 (a)[D] Ghana Medeama 3–1 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ The CAF announced on 24 May 2016 that Mamelodi Sundowns won their Champions League second round tie on walkover after AS Vita Club were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player in their preliminary round tie against Mafunzo.[13] Mamelodi Sundowns played in the Confederation Cup play-off round before they were reinstated to the Champions League.

Group stage[edit]

Location of teams of the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
Red pog.svg Group A.
Green pog.svg Group B.

The draw for the group stage was held on 24 May 2016, 14:30 EET (UTC+2), at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[7][14] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four.

In the group stage, 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.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TPM MOB MED YAN
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13 Knockout stage 1–0 3–1 3–1
2 Algeria MO Béjaïa 6 2 2 2 2 2 0 8 0–0 1–0 1–0
3 Ghana Medeama 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8 3–2 0–0 3–1
4 Tanzania Young Africans 6 1 1 4 4 9 −5 4 0–1 1–0 1–1
Source: CAF

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification FUS ESS KAC AHL
1 Morocco FUS Rabat 6 3 3 0 9 4 +5 12 Knockout stage 0–0 3–1 1–0
2 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 1–1 3–1 3–0
3 Morocco Kawkab Marrakech 6 2 1 3 9 13 −4 7 1–3 2–1 2–2
4 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 6 0 2 4 4 10 −6 2 1–1 0–1 1–2
Source: CAF

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, the four teams played a single-elimination tournament. Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score was tied after the second leg, the away goals rule would be applied, and if still tied, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations III. 26 & 27).[1]

Bracket[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                         
Algeria MO Béjaïa (a) 0 1 1  
Morocco FUS Rabat 0 1 1  
    Algeria MO Béjaïa 1 1 2
  Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1 4 5
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1 0 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe (a) 1 0 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.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel Tunisia 1–1 (a) Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1–1 0–0
MO Béjaïa Algeria 1–1 (a) Morocco FUS Rabat 0–0 1–1

Final[edit]

In the final, the two semi-final winners played each other, with the order of legs decided by an additional draw held after the group stage draw.[14]

29 October 2016 (2016-10-29)
20:30 UTC+1
MO Béjaïa Algeria 1–1 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
Yaya Goal 66' Report Bolingi Goal 43' (pen.)

6 November 2016 (2016-11-06)
15:30 UTC+2
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 4–1 Algeria MO Béjaïa
Bokadi Goal 7'
Kalaba Goal 44'62'
Bolingi Goal 77'
Report Khadir Goal 75'
Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

TP Mazembe won 5–2 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Zambia Rainford Kalaba Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 7
2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jonathan Bolingi Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6
Angola Love Angola Sagrada Esperança
4 Morocco Mohammad El Fakih Morocco Kawkab Marrakech 5
Ghana Abass Mohammed Ghana Medeama
Morocco Mohammed Nahiri Morocco FUS Rabat
7 Morocco Abdelilah Amimi Morocco Kawkab Marrakech 4
Morocco Abdessalam Benjelloun Morocco FUS Rabat
Tunisia Ahmed Hosni Tunisia Stade Gabèsien
10 Tunisia Ahmed Akaïchi Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3
Egypt Amr Barakat Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa
Morocco Mourad Batna Morocco FUS Rabat
Tunisia Hichem Essifi Tunisia Stade Gabèsien
Tunisia Haythem Jouini Tunisia Espérance de Tunis
Ivory Coast Tchétché Kipré Tanzania Azam
Tunisia Hamza Lahmar Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Zimbabwe Raphael Manuvire Zimbabwe Harare City
Tunisia Iheb Msakni Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
Ghana Nana Poku Egypt Misr Lel Makkasa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Orange CAF CL FINAL 2015: CAF Flash Magazine" (PDF). CAF. 
  4. ^ "CAF clubs create history with midweek games". CAF. 18 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Preliminary draw for CC and CL 2016 conducted". CAF. 11 December 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Draw for Confed Cup 2nd 1/8th round holds April 21". CAF. 19 April 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Accreditation for Interclubs Group Phase draw". CAF. 9 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fixtures – CAF Confederation Cup 2016" (PDF). CAF. 
  9. ^ "MC Oran - Après le forfait d'Al Wallidan". Le Quotidien d'Oran. M. Benboua. 6 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Coupe de la Confédération: le club de Mongomo disqualifié". Africa Top Sports. 3 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Gaborone United pull out of Confed Cup". SuperSport. 9 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Results of CC 2nd 1/8th Round draw". CAF. 21 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "Disqualification of AS Vita Club". CAF. 24 May 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "CC draw results: Group phase". CAF. 24 May 2016. 

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