1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Teams31 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsAlgeria JE Tizi Ouzou (1st title)
Runners-upZaire AS Vita Club
Tournament statistics
Matches played53
Goals scored145 (2.74 per match)
Top scorer(s)Egypt Mahmoud El Khatib (6 goals)
1980
1982

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1981 was the 17th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that years club champion of association football in Africa.

The tournament was played by 31 teams and was used a playoff scheme with home and away matches. JE Tizi Ouzou from Algeria won that final, and became for the first time CAF club champion.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AS Kaloum Star Guinea 3–1 The Gambia Starlight Banjul 2–1 1–0
OC Agaza Togo w/o1 Guinea-Bissau Benfica de Bissau
Al Ahly Egypt 4–2 Kenya Abaluhya FC 3–1 1–1
Al Ahli Tripoli Libya 1–2 Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou 0–0 1–2
Asante Kotoko Ghana 4–1 Liberia Invincible Eleven 3–0 1–1
Dynamos FC Zimbabwe 6–1 Lesotho Linare FC 5–0 1–1
East End Lions Sierra Leone 1–2 Republic of Upper Volta Silures Bobo-Dioulasso 1–1 0–1
Horseed FC Somalia w/o2 Tanzania Simba SC
MMM Tamatave Madagascar 2–6 Mozambique Costa do Sol 2–4 0–2
USM Nziami Gabon 1–1 (4–2 p) Mali Real Bamako 1–0 0–1
Nchanga Rangers Zambia 5–0 Eswatini Mbabane Highlanders 1–0 4–0
Nile Breweries Uganda 4–1 Central African Republic TP USCA Bangui 2–1 w/o3
Primeiro de Agosto Angola 2–3 Zaire AS Vita Club 1–1 1–2
SEIB Diourbel Senegal 3–3 (3–4 p) Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–1 1–2
Shooting Stars Nigeria 7–3 Botswana Township Rollers 7–1 0–2

1 Benfica de Bissau withdrew.
2 Simba SC withdrew.
3 TP USCA Bangui failed to appear for the 2nd leg.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Asante Kotoko Ghana 2–4 Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1–0 1–3
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 1–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–0 1–3
Costa do Sol Mozambique 2–6 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 1–3 1–3
Horseed FC Somalia 1–4 Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou 1–2 w/o1
USM Nziami Gabon 2-1 Togo OC Agaza 2–0 0–1
Nile Breweries Uganda 2–5 Egypt Al Ahly 2–0 0–5
Shooting Stars Nigeria 1–5 Zimbabwe Dynamos FC 1–2 0–3
Silures Bobo-Dioulasso Republic of Upper Volta 3–4 Zaire AS Vita Club 0–1 3–3

1 Horseed FC withdrew after the 1st leg.

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AS Kaloum Star Guinea 4–2 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–1 2–1
JE Tizi Ouzou Algeria 5–2 Zimbabwe Dynamos FC 3–0 2–2
USM Nziami Gabon 1–4 Egypt Al Ahly 1–1 0–3
AS Vita Club Zaire 4–3 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 4–1 0–2

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
JE Tizi Ouzou Algeria w/o1 Egypt Al Ahly
AS Vita Club Zaire 1–0 Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1–0 0–0

1 Al Ahly were forced to withdraw due to the political situation in Egypt after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.

Final[edit]

JE Tizi Ouzou Algeria4–0Zaire AS Vita Club
AS Vita Club Zaire0–1Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou
Attendance: 30 000
Referee: Cheikh Djibril MBaye (Senegal)

Champion[edit]

1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs winners
Algeria
JE Tizi Ouzou
First title

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Egypt Mahmoud El Khatib Egypt Al Ahly 6
2 Algeria Ali Belahcène Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou 5
3 Egypt Mohamed Abbas Egypt Al Ahly 4
4 Algeria Lyès Bahbouh Algeria JE Tizi Ouzou 3
5 Zaire Bobo Zaire AS Vita Club 2
Egypt Mostafa Younis Egypt Al Ahly 2
Ivory Coast Lucien Kassi-Kouadio Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2

Notification[edit]

JE Tizi Ouzou (Jeunesse Eléctronique de Tizi Ouzou) are now called JS Kabylie (Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie).

References[edit]