2017 CAF Confederation Cup

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2017 CAF Confederation Cup
2017 Total CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates 10 February – 25 November 2017
Teams 52+16 (from 40 associations)
Final positions
Champions Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe (2nd title)
Runners-up South Africa Supersport United
Tournament statistics
Matches played 162
Goals scored 369 (2.28 per match)
Top scorer(s) New Zealand Jeremy Brockie (10 goals)
2016
2018

The 2017 CAF Confederation Cup (officially the 2017 Total CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 14th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Starting from this season, the group stage was expanded from eight to 16 teams, divided into four groups of four, and the knockout stage expanded from 4 to 8 teams.[2][3]

Defending champions TP Mazembe, which entered the Confederation Cup after losing in the 2017 CAF Champions League first round, defeated Supersport United in the final, and earned the right to play against the winners of the 2017 CAF Champions League in the 2018 CAF Super Cup in February.[4]

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.[4] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 68 teams could enter the tournament (plus 16 teams eliminated from the CAF Champions League which enter the play-off round) – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF uses the 2011–2015 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:[5]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winners 5 points 4 points
Runners-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:

  • 2015 – 5
  • 2014 – 4
  • 2013 – 3
  • 2012 – 2
  • 2011 – 1

Teams[edit]

The following 52 teams from 40 associations entered the competition.

Associations are shown according to their 2011–2015 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 2015–16 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Club Africain 2015–16 Tunisian Cup runners-up
Egypt Egypt
(2nd – 80 pts)
Smouha 2015–16 Egyptian Premier League third place
Al-Masry 2015–16 Egyptian Premier League fourth place
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
(3rd – 69 pts)
SM Sanga Balende 2015–16 Linafoot third place
Renaissance du Congo 2016 Coupe du Congo DR winners
Algeria Algeria
(4th – 64 pts)
JS Kabylie 2015–16 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
MC Alger 2015–16 Algerian Cup winners
Sudan Sudan
(5th – 51 pts)
Al-Ahly Shendi 2016 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 2016 Sudan Cup runners-up
South Africa South Africa
(6th – 27 pts)
Platinum Stars 2015–16 South African Premier Division third place
SuperSport United 2015–16 Nedbank Cup winners
Republic of the Congo Congo
(T-7th – 24 pts)
Étoile du Congo 2016 Congo Ligue 1 third place
CARA Brazzaville 2016 Coupe du Congo runners-up
Morocco Morocco
(T-7th – 24 pts)
IR Tanger 2015–16 Botola third place
MAS Fez 2016 Coupe du Trône winners
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
(T-9th – 23 pts)
SC Gagnoa 2015–16 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 third place
ASEC Mimosas 2016 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire runners-up
Mali Mali
(T-9th – 23 pts)
Djoliba 2016 Malian Première Division third place
Onze Créateurs 2016 Malian Cup winners
Cameroon Cameroon
(11th – 19 pts)
Yong Sports Academy 2016 Elite One third place
APEJES Academy 2016 Cameroonian Cup winners
Nigeria Nigeria
(12th – 12 pts)
Wikki Tourists 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League third place
Ifeanyi Ubah 2016 Nigerian FA Cup winners
Associations eligible to enter one team
Angola Angola
(13th – 7 pts)
Recreativo do Libolo 2016 Taça de Angola winners
Ghana Ghana
(T-14th – 4 pts)
Bechem United 2016 Ghanaian FA Cup winners
Libya Libya
(T-14th – 4 pts)
Al-Hilal Benghazi 2016 Libyan Cup runners-up
Zambia Zambia
(T-14th – 4 pts)
ZESCO United 2016 Zambian Premier League runners-up
Ethiopia Ethiopia
(17th – 3 pts)
Defence Force 2016 Ethiopian Cup runners-up
Botswana Botswana Orapa United 2015–16 Mascom Top 8 Cup winners
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso AS SONABEL 2016 Coupe du Faso runners-up
Burundi Burundi Le Messager Ngozi 2016 Burundian Cup winners
Comoros Comoros Volcan Club 2016 Comoros Cup winners
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Racing de Micomeseng 2016 Equatoguinean Cup winners
Gabon Gabon Akanda 2016 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs runners-up
Guinea Guinea AS Kaloum 2016 Guinée Coupe Nationale runners-up
Kenya Kenya Ulinzi Stars 2016 FKF President's Cup runners-up
Liberia Liberia Monrovia Club Breweries 2016 Liberian Cup winners
Madagascar Madagascar ASSM Elgeco Plus 2016 Coupe de Madagascar runners-up
Mauritius Mauritius Pamplemousses 2016 Mauritian Cup winners
Mozambique Mozambique UD Songo 2016 Taça de Moçambique winners
Niger Niger AS Douanes Niamey 2016 Niger Cup winners
Rwanda Rwanda Rayon Sports 2016 Rwandan Cup winners
Senegal Senegal ASC Niarry Tally 2016 Senegal FA Cup winners
Seychelles Seychelles St Michel United 2016 Seychelles FA Cup winners
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone RSLAF 2016 Sierra Leonean FA Cup runners-up
South Sudan South Sudan Wau Salaam 2016 South Sudan National Cup winners
Swaziland Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 2016 Swazi Cup winners
Tanzania Tanzania Azam 2015–16 Tanzania FA Cup runners-up
Uganda Uganda Vipers 2016 Ugandan Cup winners
Zanzibar Zanzibar KVZ 2015–16 Zanzibar Premier League runners-up
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Ngezi Platinum 2016 Cup of Zimbabwe winners

A further 16 teams eliminated from the 2017 CAF Champions League enter the play-off round.

Losers of the 2017 CAF Champions League first round
Burkina Faso Rail Club du Kadiogo Nigeria Rivers United Ivory Coast AS Tanda Guinea Horoya
Morocco FUS Rabat Uganda KCCA Gabon CF Mounana Tanzania Young Africans
Liberia Barrack Young Controllers Nigeria Enugu Rangers The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority Madagascar CNaPS Sport
South Africa Bidvest Wits Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe Republic of the Congo AC Léopards Mauritius AS Port-Louis 2000
Associations which did not enter a team

Notably one team takes part in the competition that does not currently play in their national top-division. They are MAS Fez (2nd tier).

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition was as follows (matches scheduled in midweek in italics).[6][7]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 21 December 2016
(Cairo, Egypt)
10–12 February 2017 17–19 February 2017
First round 10–12 March 2017 17–19 March 2017
Play-off round 21 March 2017
(Cairo, Egypt)
7–9 April 2017 14–16 April 2017
Group stage Matchday 1 26 April 2017
(Cairo, Egypt)
12–14 May 2017
Matchday 2 23–24 May 2017
Matchday 3 2–4 June 2017
Matchday 4 20–21 June 2017
Matchday 5 30 June – 2 July 2017
Matchday 6 7–9 July 2017
Knockout stage Quarter-finals 15–17 September 2017 22–24 September 2017
Semi-finals 29 September – 1 October 2017 20–22 October 2017
Final 17–19 November 2017 24–26 November 2017

The calendar was amended from the original one for the following dates:[7]

  • Quarter-finals first leg: moved from 8–10 September to 15–17 September
  • Quarter-finals second leg: moved from 15–17 September to 22–24 September
  • Semi-finals second leg: moved from 13–15 October to 20–22 October

Qualifying rounds[edit]

The draw for the preliminary round and first round was held on 21 December 2016 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[8][9]

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).[4]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Monrovia Club Breweries Liberia 3–4 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–0 0–4
Étoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 3–0 Equatorial Guinea Racing de Micomeseng 2–0 1–0
Ifeanyi Ubah Nigeria 1–1 (0–3 p) Egypt Al-Masry 1–0 0–1
Defence Force Ethiopia 1–2 Cameroon Yong Sports Academy 1–0 0–2
AS Douanes Niamey Niger 1–3 Morocco IR Tanger 1–2 0–1
ASSM Elgeco Plus Madagascar 1–2 South Africa SuperSport United 0–0 1–2
Akanda Gabon 0–1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Renaissance du Congo 0–0 0–1
Bechem United Ghana 3–5 Algeria MC Alger 2–1 1–4
RSLAF Sierra Leone 2–1 Nigeria Wikki Tourists 2–0 0–1
Platinum Stars South Africa 2–0 Mozambique UD Songo 1–0 1–0
Vipers Uganda 1–1 (a) Comoros Volcan Club 0–0 1–1
Orapa United Botswana 2–4 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 0–1 2–3
KVZ Zanzibar 2–4 Burundi Le Messager Ngozi 2–1 0–3
APEJES Academy Cameroon 2–2 (a) Senegal ASC Niarry Tally 1–0 1–2
Wau Salaam South Sudan 0–6 Rwanda Rayon Sports 0–4 0–2
AS SONABEL Burkina Faso 0–3 Ivory Coast SC Gagnoa 0–0 0–3
MAS Fez Morocco 3–2 Republic of the Congo CARA Brazzaville 3–0 0–2
Pamplemousses Mauritius 1–2 Zimbabwe Ngezi Platinum 1–1 0–1
Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid Sudan 3–0 Seychelles St Michel United 2–0 1–0
Al-Hilal Benghazi Libya 1–1 (4–5 p) Kenya Ulinzi Stars 1–0 0–1

First round[edit]

The 16 winners of the first round advanced to the play-off round, where they were joined by the 16 losers of the Champions League first round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 0–1 Algeria JS Kabylie 0–0 0–1
Djoliba Mali w/o[w/o 1] Egypt Al-Masry 2–0
CS Sfaxien Tunisia 6–1 Cameroon Yong Sports Academy 5–0 1–1
AS Kaloum Guinea 1–3 Morocco IR Tanger 1–0 0–3
Al-Ahly Shendi Sudan 3–6 South Africa SuperSport United 3–2 0–4
MC Alger Algeria 3–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Renaissance du Congo 2–0 1–2
Club Africain Tunisia w/o[w/o 2] Sierra Leone RSLAF 9–1
Vipers Uganda 2–3 South Africa Platinum Stars 1–0 1–3
Azam Tanzania 1–3 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 1–0 0–3
ZESCO United Zambia 4–2 Burundi Le Messager Ngozi 2–0 2–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–1 Cameroon APEJES Academy 2–0 0–1
Onze Créateurs Mali w/o[w/o 1] Rwanda Rayon Sports 1–0
MAS Fez Morocco 3–2 Ivory Coast SC Gagnoa 3–1 0–1
Recreativo do Libolo Angola 2–1 Zimbabwe Ngezi Platinum 2–1 0–0
SM Sanga Balende Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–1 (3–5 p) Sudan Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 1–0 0–1
Smouha Egypt 4–3 Kenya Ulinzi Stars 4–0 0–3

Notes:

  1. ^ a b FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation on 17 March 2017.[10] As a result, both Djoliba and Onze Créateurs could not play the second leg, and their opponents Al-Masry and Rayon Sports won on walkover.[11]
  2. ^ Club Africain won on walkover after RSLAF withdrew prior to the second leg.[12]

Play-off round[edit]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 21 March 2017, 11:00 EET (UTC+2), at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[13][14] The winners of the Confederation Cup first round were drawn against the losers of the Champions League first round, with the teams from the Confederation Cup hosting the second leg.

The 16 winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Young Africans Tanzania 1–4 Algeria MC Alger 1–0 0–4
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–0 Algeria JS Kabylie 2–0 0–0
AC Léopards Republic of the Congo 3–4 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 1–0 2–4
FUS Rabat Morocco 3–2 Morocco MAS Fez 2–1 1–1
Enugu Rangers Nigeria 2–5 Zambia ZESCO United 2–2 0–3
CF Mounana Gabon 2–1 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–1 0–0
Rail Club du Kadiogo Burkina Faso 1–4 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1–2 0–2
Bidvest Wits South Africa 0–1 Egypt Smouha 0–0 0–1
CNaPS Sport Madagascar 1–1 (a) Angola Recreativo do Libolo 1–1 0–0
KCCA Uganda 1–1 (4–3 p) Egypt Al-Masry 1–0 0–1
Gambia Ports Authority The Gambia 1–4 Sudan Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 1–1 0–3
AS Port-Louis 2000 Mauritius 3–6 Tunisia Club Africain 1–2 2–4
Rivers United Nigeria 2–0 Rwanda Rayon Sports 2–0 0–0
Barrack Young Controllers Liberia 1–6 South Africa SuperSport United 1–1 0–5
AS Tanda Ivory Coast 2–2 (4–5 p) South Africa Platinum Stars 2–0 0–2
Horoya Guinea 4–3 Morocco IR Tanger 2–0 2–3

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 26 April 2017, 14:00 EET (UTC+2), at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[15][16][17] The 16 teams, all winners of the play-off round of qualifying, were drawn into four groups of four. The teams were seeded by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (CAF 5-Year Ranking points shown in parentheses).[18]

Pot Pot 1 Pot 2
Teams

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 quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CAF FUS KCC RIV
1 Tunisia Club Africain 6 4 0 2 13 6 +7 12 Quarter-finals 2–1 4–0 3–1
2 Morocco FUS Rabat 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9[a] 2–1 3–0 2–1
3 Uganda KCCA 6 3 0 3 8 12 −4 9[a] 2–1 3–1 2–1
4 Nigeria Rivers United 6 2 0 4 6 10 −4 6 0–2 1–0 2–1
Source: CAF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: FUS Rabat 3–0 KCCA, KCCA 3–1 FUS Rabat.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification CSS MCA MBS PST
1 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 6 4 1 1 13 4 +9 13 Quarter-finals 4–0 1–0 3–0
2 Algeria MC Alger 6 3 2 1 7 7 0 11 2–1 2–1 2–0
3 Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 1–3 0–0 4–2
4 South Africa Platinum Stars 6 0 3 3 6 13 −7 3 1–1 1–1 2–2
Source: CAF

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZES HLU RLB SMO
1 Zambia ZESCO United 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 10[a] Quarter-finals 3–0 (awd.)[b] 1–0 1–0
2 Sudan Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10[a] 1–0 2–0 2–1
3 Angola Recreativo do Libolo 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7 3–0 1–0 0–0
4 Egypt Smouha 6 1 3 2 5 5 0 6 1–1 1–1 2–0
Source: CAF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 1–0 ZESCO United, ZESCO United 3–0 Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid.
  2. ^ FIFA suspended the Sudan Football Association on 7 July 2017.[19] As a result, Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid could not play their final group match against ZESCO United, and the match was awarded as a 3–0 win to their opponents.[20] Initially, Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid were disqualified from the CAF Confederation Cup,[21] but following the lifting of the suspension on 13 July,[22] they were reinstated to the competition, and advanced to the knockout stage instead of Recreativo do Libolo.[20]

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TPM SSU HOR MOU
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12 Quarter-finals 2–2 2–1 2–0
2 South Africa SuperSport United 6 2 4 0 13 8 +5 10 0–0 2–2 4–1
3 Guinea Horoya 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9 1–1 0–0 1–0
4 Gabon CF Mounana 6 0 0 6 4 14 −10 0 0–1 3–5 0–1
Source: CAF

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, the eight 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).[4]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
Sudan Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 1 0 1  
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2 5 7  
  Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1 0 1  
  Morocco FUS Rabat 0 0 0  
Morocco FUS Rabat 1 0 1 (5 p)
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 0 1 1 (4 p)  
  Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2 0 2
  South Africa SuperSport United 1 0 1
South Africa SuperSport United 0 2 2 (a)  
Zambia ZESCO United 0 2 2 (a)  
  South Africa SuperSport United 1 3 4
  Tunisia Club Africain 1 1 2  
Algeria MC Alger 1 0 1
Tunisia Club Africain 0 2 2  

Quarter-finals[edit]

In the quarter-finals, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
MC Alger Algeria 1–2 Tunisia Club Africain 1−0 0–2
SuperSport United South Africa 2–2 (a) Zambia ZESCO United 0−0 2–2
FUS Rabat Morocco 1–1 (5–4 p) Tunisia CS Sfaxien 1−0 0−1
Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid Sudan 1–7 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1−2 0–5

Semi-finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, the four quarter-final winners played in two ties, with the order of legs decided by an additional draw held after the group stage draw.[16]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
SuperSport United South Africa 4−2 Tunisia Club Africain 1−1 3−1
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 1−0 Morocco FUS Rabat 1−0 0−0

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.[16]

TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–1 South Africa SuperSport United
Report
Attendance: 19,000
SuperSport United South Africa 0–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
Report

TP Mazembe won 2–1 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

  Team eliminated / inactive for this round.
Rank Player Team PR1 PR2 FR1 FR2 PO1 PO2 MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2 Total
1 New Zealand Jeremy Brockie South Africa SuperSport United 1 1 3 2 2 1 10
2 Tunisia Karim Aouadhi Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2 1 1 1 1 6
Tunisia Saber Khalifa Tunisia Club Africain 1 1 1 1 1 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo Ben Malango Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1 1 1 1 1
Swaziland Sabelo Ndzinisa Swaziland Mbabane Swallows 1 4 1
6 Algeria Ibrahim Chenihi Tunisia Club Africain 4 1 5
South Africa Thabo Mnyamane South Africa SuperSport United 1 2 1 1
Algeria Hichem Nekkache Algeria MC Alger 1 2 1 1
9 Morocco Mohamed Fouzair Morocco FUS Rabat 1 1 1 1 4
Algeria Abderahmane Hachoud Algeria MC Alger 2 1 1
Tunisia Manoubi Haddad Tunisia Club Africain 1 1 2
Egypt Islam Mohareb Egypt Smouha 2 1 1
Ivory Coast Cheick Moukoro Sudan Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 1 1 1 1
Malawi Robert Ng'ambi South Africa Platinum Stars 1 1 2
Uganda Derrick Nsibambi Uganda KCCA 1 1 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total, Title Sponsor of the Africa Cup of Nations and Partner of African Football". CAF. 21 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "16 Clubs for Group Phase of CC and CL effective 2017". CAF. 11 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "New adopted format for Club Competitions". CAF. 30 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "CAF Confederation Cup regulations" (PDF). CAF. 
  5. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "CAF Flash Magazine: Final 2016 Orange Confederation Cup" (PDF). CAF. 
  7. ^ a b "Calendar for Interclubs knockout stages amended". CAF. 25 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Interclubs 2017: Draw Result". CAF. 21 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Total CAF Confederation Cup draw result" (PDF). CAF. 
  10. ^ "FIFA Suspends Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT)". FIFA.com. 17 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "CAF CC: Rayon Sports qualifies to Play-off Round". Fédération Rwandaise de Football Association. 17 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Sierra Leone Sports: RSLAF withdraws from CAF competition". Awoko. 16 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Draw for CC 2nd 1/16th final set for March 21". CAF. 20 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Derbies, rivalries headline path to CC group phase". CAF. 21 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Accreditation for Interclubs Group Phase Draw". CAF. 23 March 2017. 
  16. ^ a b c "DRAW Ceremony : Total CAF Champions League 2017 & Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 - English". YouTube. 26 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "Draw results for CC group phase". CAF. 26 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "Procedure for CC group phase draw". CAF. 26 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "FIFA suspends Sudan Football Association". FIFA.com. 7 July 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "DECISIONS OF CAF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – 20 JULY 2017". CAF. 20 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Sudanese clubs disqualified following FIFA suspension". CAF. 7 July 2017. 
  22. ^ "FIFA lifts suspension of Sudan Football Association (SFA)". FIFA.com. 13 July 2017. 

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