1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Teams 31 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Algeria JE Tizi-Ouzou (1st title)
Runners-up Zaire AS Vita Club
Tournament statistics
Matches played 53
Goals scored 145 (2.74 per match)
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
MMM Tamatave Madagascar 2-6 Mozambique Costa do Sol 2-4 0-2
Primeiro de Agosto Angola 3-5 Zaire AS Vita Club 1-1 2-3
East End Lions Sierra Leone 1-2 Republic of Upper Volta Silures 1-1 0-1
Al-Ahly (Tripoli) Libya 1-2 Algeria JE Tizi-Ouzou 0-0 1-2
SEIB Diourbel Senegal 3-3 (3-4 p) Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2-1 1-2
Al-Ahly Egypt 4-2 Kenya Abaluhya 3-1 1-1
OC Agaza Togo w/o Guinea-Bissau Benfica de Bissau 1
Asante Kotoko Ghana 4-1 Liberia Invincible Eleven 3-0 1-1
Dynamos FC Zimbabwe 6-1 Lesotho Linare FC 5-0 1-1
Nchanga Rangers Zambia 5-0 Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders 1-0 4-0
Shooting Stars FC Nigeria 7-3 Botswana Township Rollers 7-1 0-2
US Mbila Nzambi Gabon 1-1 (4-2 p) Mali Real Bamako 1-0 0-1
Horseed FC Somalia w/o Tanzania Simba SC 2
Nile Breweries FC Uganda 4-1 Central African Republic TP USCA Bangui 2-1 2-03

1 Benfica de Bissau withdrew.
2 Simba SC withdrew.
3 TP USCA Bangui withdrew after the 2nd leg.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Costa do Sol Mozambique 2-6 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 1-3 1-3
Silures Republic of Upper Volta 3-4 Zaire AS Vita Club 0-1 3-3
Horseed FC Somalia 1-4 Algeria JE Tizi-Ouzou 1-2 0-21
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 1-3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0-0 1-3
Asante Kotoko Ghana 2-4 Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1-0 1-3
Shooting Stars FC Nigeria 1-5 Zimbabwe Dynamos FC 1-2 0-3
US Mbila Nzambi Gabon 2-1 Togo OC Agaza 2-0 0-1
Nile Breweries FC Uganda 2-5 Egypt Al-Ahly 2-0 0-5

1 Horseed FC withdrew after the 1st leg.

Quarter-Finals[edit]

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

Semi-Finals[edit]

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

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

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
JE Tizi-Ouzou Algeria 5-0 Zaire AS Vita Club 4-0 1-0

Champion[edit]

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

Notification[edit]

  • JE Tizi-Ouzou (Jeunesse Eléctronique de Tizi-Ouzou) now called JS Kabylie (Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie)

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