2018–19 CAF Champions League

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2018–19 CAF Champions League
2018–19 Total CAF Champions League
Tournament details
Dates27 November 2018 – 1 June 2019
Teams57 (from 46 associations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played112
Goals scored264 (2.36 per match)
Top scorer(s)Libya Moataz Al-Mehdi (7 goals)
2018
All statistics correct as of 12 February 2019.

The 2018–19 CAF Champions League (officially the 2018–19 Total CAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons)[1] will be the 55th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 23rd edition under the current CAF Champions League title.

This season will follow a transitional calendar which allows the CAF club competitions to switch from a February-to-November schedule to an August–to-May schedule, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.[2] It will start in December 2018, right after the 2018 season has finished, and end in May 2019, before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (which has been switched from January/February to June/July). The next season will then start after the Africa Cup of Nations and follow the new calendar.[3]

The winners of the 2018–19 CAF Champions League will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup in the 2019 CAF Super Cup.[4] Espérance de Tunis are the defending champions.

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.[4] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 68 teams could enter the tournament – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2018–19 CAF Champions League, the CAF uses the 2013–2017 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][6][7]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winners 6 points 5 points
Runners-up 5 points 4 points
Losing semi-finalists 4 points 3 points
Losing quarter-finalists (from 2017) 3 points 2 points
3rd place in groups 2 points 1 point
4th place in groups 1 point 0.5 point

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

  • 2017 – 5
  • 2016 – 4
  • 2015 – 3
  • 2014 – 2
  • 2013 – 1

Teams[edit]

The following 57 teams from 46 associations entered the competition.

Associations are shown according to their 2013–2017 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated.[9]

Associations eligible to enter two teams (Ranked 1–12)
Association Team Qualifying method
Tunisia Tunisia (1st – 116 pts) Espérance de Tunis Title holders (2018 CAF Champions League winners)
2017–18 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions
Club Africain 2017–18 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runners-up
Egypt Egypt (2nd – 106.5 pts) Al-Ahly 2017–18 Egyptian Premier League champions
Ismaily 2017–18 Egyptian Premier League runners-up
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo (3rd – 90 pts) AS Vita Club 2017–18 Linafoot champions
TP Mazembe 2017–18 Linafoot runners-up
Morocco Morocco (4th – 84 pts) Ittihad Tanger 2017–18 Botola champions
Wydad Casablanca 2017–18 Botola runners-up
Algeria Algeria (5th – 82.5 pts) CS Constantine 2017–18 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions
JS Saoura 2017–18 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runners-up
South Africa South Africa (6th – 78.5 pts) Mamelodi Sundowns 2017–18 South African Premier Division champions
Orlando Pirates 2017–18 South African Premier Division runners-up
Sudan Sudan (7th – 53 pts) Al-Hilal 2018 Sudan Premier League champions
Al-Merrikh 2018 Sudan Premier League runners-up
Zambia Zambia (8th – 38 pts) ZESCO United 2018 Zambia Super League champions
Nkana 2018 Zambia Super League runners-up
Libya Libya (9th – 19 pts) Al-Nasr 2017–18 Libyan Premier League champions
Al-Ahly Benghazi 2017–18 Libyan Premier League runners-up
Cameroon Cameroon (T-10th – 15 pts) Coton Sport 2018 Elite One champions
UMS de Loum 2018 Elite One runners-up
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast (T-10th – 15 pts) ASEC Mimosas 2017–18 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 champions
SC Gagnoa 2017–18 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 runners-up
Mozambique Mozambique (T-10th – 15 pts) UD Songo
(one entrant only)
2017 Moçambola champions[Note MOZ]
Associations eligible to enter one team
Association Team Qualifying method
Ethiopia Ethiopia (T-13th – 10.5 pts) Jimma Aba Jifar 2017–18 Ethiopian Premier League champions
Nigeria Nigeria (T-13th – 10.5 pts) Lobi Stars 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League leaders (suspended)[Note NGA]
Republic of the Congo Congo (15th – 10 pts) AS Otôho 2018 Congo Ligue 1 champions
Mali Mali (16th – 8 pts) Stade Malien 2018 Malian Cup winners[Note MLI]
Angola Angola (17th – 6 pts) 1º de Agosto 2018 Girabola champions
Guinea Guinea (T-18th – 5 pts) Horoya 2017–18 Guinée Championnat National champions
Eswatini Eswatini (T-18th – 5 pts) Mbabane Swallows 2017–18 Swazi Premier League champions
Uganda Uganda (T-18th – 5 pts) Vipers 2017–18 Uganda Premier League champions
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (T-18th – 5 pts) FC Platinum 2017 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions[Note ZIM]
Gabon Gabon (23rd – 2.5 pts) AS Mangasport 2018 Gabon Championnat National D1 champions
Tanzania Tanzania (24th – 2 pts) Simba 2017–18 Tanzanian Premier League champions
Botswana Botswana Township Rollers 2017–18 Botswana Premier League champions
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso ASF Bobo Dioulasso 2017–18 Burkinabé Premier League champions
Burundi Burundi Le Messager Ngozi 2017–18 Burundi Premier League champions
Central African Republic Central African Republic Stade Centrafricaine 2018 Central African Republic League champions
Chad Chad Elect-Sport 2018 Chad Premier League champions
Comoros Comoros Volcan Club 2018 Comoros Premier League champions
Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti Télécom 2017–18 Djibouti Premier League champions
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Leones Vegetarianos 2018 Equatoguinean Primera División champions
The Gambia Gambia GAMTEL 2017–18 GFA League First Division champions
Kenya Kenya Gor Mahia 2018 Kenyan Premier League champions
Lesotho Lesotho Bantu 2017–18 Lesotho Premier League champions
Liberia Liberia Barrack Young Controllers 2018 Liberian First Division League champions
Madagascar Madagascar CNaPS Sport 2018 THB Champions League champions
Malawi Malawi Nyasa Big Bullets 2017 Malawi Premier Division runners-up[Note MWI]
Mauritania Mauritania FC Nouadhibou 2017–18 Ligue 1 Mauritania champions
Namibia Namibia African Stars 2017–18 Namibia Premier League champions
Niger Niger AS SONIDEP 2017–18 Niger Premier League champions
Rwanda Rwanda APR 2017–18 Rwanda Premier League champions
Senegal Senegal ASC Diaraf 2017–18 Senegal Premier League champions
Seychelles Seychelles Light Stars 2018 Seychelles League Cup winners[Note SEY]
South Sudan South Sudan Al-Hilal Wau 2018 South Sudan Football Championship champions
Togo Togo US Koroki 2017–18 Togolese Championnat National champions
Zanzibar Zanzibar JKU 2017–18 Zanzibar Premier League champions
Notes
  1. ^ Malawi (MWI): Malawi were represented by Nyasa Big Bullets, the 2017 Malawi Premier Division runners-up, as the 2018 Malawi Premier Division was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions (Be Forward Wanderers, the 2017 Malawi Premier Division champions, chose not to enter).[10]
  2. ^ Mali (MLI): Mali were represented by Stade Malien, the 2018 Malian Cup winners, as the Malian Première Division was not played in 2018.[11]
  3. ^ Mozambique (MOZ): Mozambique were represented by UD Songo, the 2017 Moçambola champions, as the 2018 Moçambola was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions (other teams chose not to enter despite Mozambique eligible for two entrants).[12]
  4. ^ Nigeria (NGA): Nigeria were represented by Lobi Stars, the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League leaders after 24 rounds when the league was suspended, following a decision by the Nigeria Professional Football League.[13]
  5. ^ Seychelles (SEY): Seychelles were represented by Light Stars, the 2018 Seychelles League Cup winners, as the 2018 Seychelles First Division was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions.[14]
  6. ^ Zimbabwe (ZIM): Zimbabwe were represented by FC Platinum, the 2017 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions, as the 2018 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions.[15]
Associations which did not enter a team

Schedule[edit]

The schedule of the competition is as follows (matches scheduled in midweek in italics).[8] Effective from the Champions League group stage, weekend matches are played on Fridays and Saturdays while midweek matches are played on Tuesdays, with some exceptions. Kick-off times are also fixed at 13:00 (Saturdays and Tuesdays only), 16:00 and 19:00 GMT.[17]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 3 November 2018
(Rabat, Morocco)[18]
27–28 November 2018 4–5 December 2018
First round 14–16 December 2018 21–23 December 2018
Group stage Matchday 1 28 December 2018
(Cairo, Egypt)[19]
11–12 January 2019
Matchday 2 18–19 January 2019
Matchday 3 1–2 February 2019
Matchday 4 12 February 2019
Matchday 5 8–9 March 2019
Matchday 6 15–16 March 2019
Knockout stage Quarter-finals 20 March 2019
(Cairo, Egypt)
5–6 April 2019 12–13 April 2019
Semi-finals 26–27 April 2019 3–4 May 2019
Final 24–25 May 2019 31 May – 1 June 2019

Qualifying rounds[edit]

The draw for the preliminary round and first round was held on 3 November 2018 in Rabat, Morocco, and was officially announced by the CAF on 9 November due to a special situation with the transitional calendar.[20][21][22]

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
ASC Diaraf Senegal 1–1 (4–2 p) Togo US Koroki 1–0 0–1
JS Saoura Algeria 2–0 Ivory Coast SC Gagnoa 2–0 0–0
Ittihad Tanger Morocco 1–0 Chad Elect-Sport 1–0 0–0
Le Messager Ngozi Burundi 1–3 Egypt Ismaily 0–1 1–2
ASF Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso 4–4 (3–5 p) Cameroon Coton Sport 3–1 1–3
AS SONIDEP Niger 1–5 Zambia ZESCO United 1–2 0–3
Orlando Pirates South Africa 8–2 Seychelles Light Stars 5–1 3–1
Volcan Club Comoros 1–2 Namibia African Stars 0–0 1–2
FC Nouadhibou Mauritania 2–3 Libya Al-Ahly Benghazi 2–1 0–2
Leones Vegetarianos Equatorial Guinea 1–7 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 0–2 1–5
Gor Mahia Kenya 1–1 (4–3 p) Malawi Nyasa Big Bullets 1–0 0–1
UMS de Loum Cameroon 1–2 Nigeria Lobi Stars 1–0 0–2
UD Songo Mozambique 1–3 Zambia Nkana 1–2 0–1
Simba Tanzania 8–1 Eswatini Mbabane Swallows 4–1 4–0
ASAS Djibouti Télécom Djibouti 3–5 Ethiopia Jimma Aba Jifar 1–3 2–2
CS Constantine Algeria 1–0 The Gambia GAMTEL 0–0 1–0
Al-Merrikh Sudan 2–2 (a) Uganda Vipers 2–1 0–1
Stade Centrafricaine Central African Republic 0–5 Mali Stade Malien 0–1 0–4
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 1–0 Gabon AS Mangasport 1–0 0–0
Township Rollers Botswana 2–2 (2–4 p) Lesotho Bantu 1–1 1–1
APR Rwanda 1–3 Tunisia Club Africain 0–0 1–3
Al-Hilal Sudan 6–0 Zanzibar JKU 4–0 2–0
Al-Nasr Libya 9–3 South Sudan Al-Hilal Wau 5–1 4–2
Horoya Guinea 2–0 Liberia Barrack Young Controllers 1–0 1–0
1º de Agosto Angola 4–4 (a) Republic of the Congo AS Otôho 4–2 0–2
CNaPS Sport Madagascar 1–2 Zimbabwe FC Platinum 1–1 0–1

First round[edit]

The 15 winners of the first round advanced to the group stage to join Espérance de Tunis, who received a bye to the group stage as the title holders, while the 15 losers of the first round entered the Confederation Cup play-off round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 3–3 (a) Senegal ASC Diaraf 2–0 1–3
JS Saoura Algeria 2–1 Morocco Ittihad Tanger 2–0 0–1
Ismaily Egypt 3–2 Cameroon Coton Sport 2–0 1–2
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–1 Zambia ZESCO United 1–0 1–1
Orlando Pirates South Africa 1–0 Namibia African Stars 0–0 1–0
Al-Ahly Benghazi Libya 0–4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 0–0 0–4
Gor Mahia Kenya 3–3 (a) Nigeria Lobi Stars 3–1 0–2
Nkana Zambia 3–4 Tanzania Simba 2–1 1–3
Al-Ahly Egypt 2–1 Ethiopia Jimma Aba Jifar 2–0 0–1
CS Constantine Algeria 3–0 Uganda Vipers 1–0 2–0
Stade Malien Mali 0–2 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–1 0–1
AS Vita Club Democratic Republic of the Congo 5–2 Lesotho Bantu 4–1 1–1
Club Africain Tunisia 3–2 Sudan Al-Hilal 3–1 0–1
Al-Nasr Libya 5–6 Guinea Horoya 3–0 2–6
AS Otôho Republic of the Congo 1–1 (a) Zimbabwe FC Platinum 1–1 0–0

Group stage[edit]

The draw for the group stage was held on 28 December 2018, 19:00 CAT (UTC+2), at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.[23][24] The 16 teams, including the title holders, Espérance de Tunis, and the 15 winners of the first round of qualifying, were drawn into four groups of four.[25]

In the group stage, each group is played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advance to the quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MSD WAC ASE LOB
1 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7[a] Quarter-finals 2–1 3–1 9 Mar
2 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3 7[a] 16 Mar 5–2 0–0
3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 4 1 1 2 4 8 −4 4[b] 0–0 9 Mar 1–0
4 Nigeria Lobi Stars 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 4[b] 2–1 0–1 16 Mar
Updated to match(es) played on 12 February 2019. Source: CAF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Mamelodi Sundowns 2–1 Wydad Casablanca.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: ASEC Mimosas 1–0 Lobi Stars.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification EST HOR ORL PLA
1 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 8 Quarter-finals 8 Mar 2–0 2–0
2 Guinea Horoya 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 7 1–1 16 Mar 2–0
3 South Africa Orlando Pirates 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5 0–0 3–0 8 Mar
4 Zimbabwe FC Platinum (E) 4 0 1 3 0 5 −5 1 16 Mar 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 February 2019. Source: CAF
(E) Eliminated.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TPM CSC CA ISM
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 4 2 1 1 10 3 +7 7 Quarter-finals 16 Mar 8–0 2–0
2 Algeria CS Constantine 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6 3–0 8 Mar 2 Mar
3 Tunisia Club Africain 4 1 1 2 3 9 −6 4 0–0 0–1 16 Mar
4 Egypt Ismaily[a] 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 0 8 Mar 23 Feb 0–3 (awd.)[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 19 February 2019. Source: CAF
Notes:
  1. ^ The CAF announced on 23 January 2019 that Ismaily were disqualified for aggressive fans behaviors, including consistently throwing rocks and water bottles on the assistant referee and the away fans, and other incidents at their home match against Club Africain on 18 January 2019.[26][27] All results of matches played by Ismaily were annulled and not taken into consideration according to the regulations. However, following an appeal by Ismaily, the CAF decided on 10 February 2019 to reinstate Ismaily to the competition.[28]
  2. ^ On 19 February 2019, following the suspension of the match involving Ismaily and Club Africain due to the aggressive behaviors Ismaily fans shown during the match, CAF decided to consider the match forfeited by Ismaily with a result of 3–0 in favour of Club Africain.[29] The match was suspended with the score 1–2.

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AHL SIM JSS VIT
1 Egypt Al-Ahly 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 7 Quarter-finals 5–0 16 Mar 2–0
2 Tanzania Simba 4 2 0 2 4 10 −6 6 1–0 3–0 16 Mar
3 Algeria JS Saoura 4 1 2 1 4 6 −2 5 1–1 9 Mar 1–0
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 4 1 1 2 7 5 +2 4 9 Mar 5–0 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 12 February 2019. Source: CAF

Knockout stage[edit]

In the knockout stage, the eight teams play a single-elimination tournament. Each tie is played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule will be applied, and if still tied, extra time will not be played, and the penalty shoot-out will be used to determine the winner (Regulations III. 26 & 27).[4]

Bracket[edit]

The bracket will decided after the draw for the knockout stage (quarter-finals and semi-finals), which will be held on 20 March 2019.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                                   
Runner-up Group TBD  
Winner Group TBD  
  Winner QF TBD  
  Winner QF TBD  
Runner-up Group TBD
Winner Group TBD  
  Winner SF1
  Winner SF2
Runner-up Group TBD  
Winner Group TBD  
  Winner QF TBD
  Winner QF TBD  
Runner-up Group TBD
Winner Group TBD  

Quarter-finals[edit]

In the quarter-finals, the winners of one group play the runners-up of another group (teams from same group cannot play each other), with the group winners hosting the second leg, and the matchups decided by draw.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Runner-up Group TBD QF1 Winner Group TBD 5–6 Apr 12–13 Apr
Runner-up Group TBD QF2 Winner Group TBD 5–6 Apr 12–13 Apr
Runner-up Group TBD QF3 Winner Group TBD 5–6 Apr 12–13 Apr
Runner-up Group TBD QF4 Winner Group TBD 5–6 Apr 12–13 Apr

Semi-finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, the four quarter-final winners play in two ties, with the matchups and order of legs decided by draw.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Winner QF TBD SF1 Winner QF TBD 26–27 Apr 3–4 May
Winner QF TBD SF2 Winner QF TBD 26–27 Apr 3–4 May

Final[edit]

In the final, the two semi-final winners play each other, with the order of legs determined by the semi-final draw.

Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
Winner SF2 v Winner SF1

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 12 February 2019
  Team eliminated / inactive for this round.
Rank Player Team PR1 PR2 FR1 FR2 MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2 Total
1 Libya Moataz Al-Mehdi Libya Al-Nasr 2 2 2 1 7
2 Rwanda Meddie Kagere Tanzania Simba 1 1 1 2 1 6
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 2 2 1 5
4 Zambia Clatous Chama Tanzania Simba 1 2 1 4
Zambia Justin Shonga South Africa Orlando Pirates 1 1 2
South Africa Themba Zwane South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1 2 1
7 Nigeria Sikiru Alimi Nigeria Lobi Stars 1 2 3
Algeria Mohamed El Amine Hammia Algeria JS Saoura 1 1 1
New Zealand Jeremy Brockie South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1 1 1
Niger Kamilou Daouda Cameroon Coton Sport 2 1
Burkina Faso Sami Hien Burkina Faso ASF Bobo Dioulasso 2 1
Zambia Lazarous Kambole Zambia ZESCO United 1 1 1
Burkina Faso Ocansey Mandela Guinea Horoya 1 1 1
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kévin Mondeko Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo Jackson Muleka Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1 2
Morocco Mohamed Nahiri Morocco Wydad Casablanca 1 1 1
Egypt Nedvěd Egypt Al-Ahly 1 2
Nigeria Bolaji Sakin Guinea Horoya 1 2
Mali Mamadou Sidibé Ethiopia Jimma Aba Jifar 2 1

Source:[citation needed]

See also[edit]

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