CAF 5-year ranking

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The CAF 5-year ranking system is used by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine the number of clubs that each member association may enter its club football competitions; the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. At present, those associations ranked in the top 12 may enter two teams into each of the two club competitions, while the remaining associations are limited to a single team in each competition.

Origins[edit]

Prior to 2004, CAF organized 3 club tournaments; the CAF Champions League, the African Cup Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup with each association allowed to enter a single team in each tournament. The Cup Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup merged to create the CAF Confederation Cup in 2004. Rather than limiting all associations to just two positions in CAF club competitions, CAF decided to allow the leading nations two entries into the then-new tournament while also allowing them an additional entry in the Champions League.

As with the UEFA rankings used for their club tournaments, the CAF rankings are based on obtained results in each of the past 5 completed club seasons. There are some differences, notably:

  • More tournaments are included; the CAF Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup also allow teams to obtain ranking points.
  • The annual results are not averaged by the number of entrants an association has, so highly ranked associations have a greater ability to obtain points.
  • The ranking points are not awarded for the results of individual matches, but rather for the final level of advancement such as winners or group-stage positions.
  • Only teams that advance to the quarter-final knockout stage in each club tournament can obtain ranking points.

2004 season[edit]

For the 2004 season, the rankings were made according to the performance of the associations in the previous 5 years from 1998 to 2002 in the CAF club competitions. These selected associations were as follows:

2005 season controversy[edit]

In July 2004, CAF informed its members that the ranking system for admission to their competitions for the 2005 season would be done according to the same 1998-2002 ranking used for the 2004 season. It is unknown why CAF did not calculate a 1999-2003 ranking (following UEFA's practice of updating its rankings each season), as there would seem to have been enough time to do this.[1] Since then, it has become CAF's policy to adopt a year older ranking for the competitions of the new season; thus in 2012, rankings were based on results from 2006 to 2010.

2011 season change[edit]

In December 2010, CAF altered the ranking system, removing the components from the CAF Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, and weighting more recent results more highly. For the 2011 edition of the club competitions, results between the 2005 and 2009 season were still in use, but the points from 2009 were multiplied by 5, 2008 by 4 and it continues in that manner.[2][3]

2017 season expansion[edit]

On 30 May 2016, CAF expanded the group stage team participation in its club competitions from 8 to 16, including a quarter-final knockout stage in the process.[4][5] CAF announced the ranking system based on the new format in March 2018.[6]

2019–20 season change[edit]

On 4 June 2019, CAF announced an updated ranking for the 2019–20 season, which was to be based on results from each CAF club competition from 2015 to the first ever cross-year season of 2018–19, with Tanzania replacing Ivory Coast in the top 12 associations.[7][8]

Criteria for awarding points[edit]

CAF approved its basic criteria based on the criteria used in the election of the CAF Clubs of the 20th Century in 2000 for awarding points in 2003. This was changed in 2005 with the addition of a criterion that rewards clubs that advance to the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup.[9] This methodology has also been used to create an all-time ranking for CAF clubs, adding the points that would have been obtained by each club based on its results since 1965.

For the rankings system, only results since 1998 have been counted with the CAF Super Cup and the FIFA World Cup Club excluded from the system since 2011. The table below shows the years during which the competitions were operated:[10]

Competition 6 Points 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 1 Point 0.5 Point
Competitions used in current rankings[6]
CAF Champions League Champions Runners-up Semi-finalist Quarter-finalist
(from 2017)
3rd in Group Stage 4th in Group Stage
CAF Confederation Cup Champions Runners-up Semi-finalist Quarter-finalist
(from 2017)
3rd in Group Stage 4th in Group Stage
Competitions used in previous rankings
CAF Champions League
2000–2016
Champions Runners-up Semi-finalist 3rd in Group Stage 4th in Group Stage
CAF Confederation Cup
2004–2016
Champions Runners-up Semi-finalist 3rd in Group Stage
4th in Group Stage
CAF Super Cup
1992–2010
Champions
FIFA Club World Cup
2005–2010
Champions Runners-up
3rd Place
4th Place

Weighting factor[edit]

Since 2011, points have been weighted according to the year of performance results when calculating the rankings. For the current ranking, the points calculated based on performances in CAF club competitions between 2018-19 and the 2022–23 season, the points are multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follows:[11]

  • 2022–23 – 5
  • 2021–22 – 4
  • 2020–21 – 3
  • 2019–20 – 2
  • 2018–19 – 1

Association ranking for the 2023–24 CAF club season[edit]

The association ranking for the 2023–24 CAF Champions League and the 2023–24 CAF Confederation Cup are based on results from each CAF club competition from 2018–19 to the 2022–23 season. The standings below are as of 13 June 2023.

Legend
  • CL: CAF Champions League
  • CC: CAF Confederation Cup
  •   Associations ranked 1–12 are eligible to enter two teams in each CAF club competition.
Rank Association 2018–19
(× 1)
2019–20
(× 2)
2020–21
(× 3)
2021–22
(× 4)
2022–23
(× 5)
Total
2023 2022 Mvt CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC
1 1 -  Morocco 5 7 8 8 4 6 9 5 8 2 180
2 2 -  Egypt 4 5 11 6 8 3 7 4 8 2.5 172.5
3 3 -  Algeria 5 1 3 1 6 5 7 1 6 5 134
4 5 +1 +1  South Africa 6 0 3 0.5 8 2 5 4 4 3 114
5 4 -1 -1  Tunisia 8 6 6 0 4 3 5 1 4 2 101
6 11 +5 +5  Tanzania 3 0 0 0 3 0.5 0 2 3 4 56.5
7 6 -1 -1  DR Congo 5 0 4 1 4 0 0 3 1 2 54
8 7 -1 -1  Angola 0 0.5 4 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 41.5
9 8 -1 -1  Sudan 0 2 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 39
10 10 0  Guinea 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 29
11 9 -2 -2  Libya 0 0 0 2 0 0.5 0 5 0 0.5 28
12 12 0  Nigeria 2 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 25
13 16 +3 +3  Ivory Coast 1 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 3 21
14 14 0  Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.5 1 0 16
15 13 -2 -2  Zambia 0 2.5 1 2 0 1.5 0 0.5 0 0 15
16 17 +1 +1  Congo 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9.5
17 15 -2 -2  Senegal 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 9
18 21 +3 +3  Mali 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
19 30 +11 +11  Togo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
19 26 +7 +7  Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
21 18 -3 -3  Botswana 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
22 19 -3 -3  Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
23 19 -4 -4  Kenya 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 21 -2 -2  Eswatini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 2
23 23 -  Burkina Faso 0 0.5 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 2
23 24 +1 +1  Niger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 2
27 24 -3 -3  Ghana 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
27 27 -  Mauritania 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
27 27 -  Benin 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Association ranking for the 2024–25 CAF club season[edit]

The association ranking for the 2024–25 CAF Champions League and the 2024–25 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF club competition from 2019–20 to the 2023–24 season.

Legend
  • CL: CAF Champions League
  • CC: CAF Confederation Cup
  • : Associations points might increase on basis of its clubs performance in 2023–24 CAF club competitions
  •   Associations ranked 1–12 are eligible to enter two teams in each CAF club competition.
Rank Association 2019–20
(× 1)
2020–21
(× 2)
2021–22
(× 3)
2022–23
(× 4)
2023–24
(× 5)
Total
2024 2023 Mvt CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC CL CC
1 1 +1 +1  Egypt 11 6 8 3 7 4 8 2.5 ≥4 ≥3 ≥149
2 2 -1 -1  Morocco 8 8 4 6 9 5 8 2 ≥1 ≥2 ≥133
3 3 -  Algeria 3 1 6 5 7 1 6 5 ≥1 ≥2 ≥109
4 4 -  South Africa 3 0.5 8 2 5 4 4 3 ≥3 ≥1.5 ≥101
5 5 -  Tunisia 6 0 4 3 5 1 4 2 ≥3 ≥1 ≥82
6 6 -  Tanzania 0 0 3 0.5 0 2 3 4 ≥4 0 ≥61
7 8 +1 +1  Angola 4 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 ≥3 1.5 ≥51.5
8 7 -1 -1  DR Congo 4 1 4 0 0 3 1 2 ≥3 0 ≥49
9 11 +2 +2  Libya 0 2 0 0.5 0 5 0 0.5 0 ≥2.5 ≥32.5
10 9 -1 -1  Sudan 2 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 ≥1 0 ≥32
11 13 +2 +2  Ivory Coast 0 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 3 ≥3 0 ≥30.5
12 10 -2 -2  Guinea 0 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0.5 20.5
13 12 -1 -1  Nigeria 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 ≥1 ≥20
14 18 +4 +4  Mali 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ≥2 ≥15
15 14 -1 -1  Cameroon 0 0 0 3 0 0.5 1 0 0 0 11.5
16 27 +11 +11  Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ≥1 ≥1 ≥10
17 16 -1 -1  Congo 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.5 9.5
18 21 +3 +3  Botswana 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ≥1 0 ≥8
19 15 -4 -4  Zambia 1 2 0 1.5 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 7.5
20 17 -3 -3  Senegal 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
21 27 +6 +6  Mauritania 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 ≥1 0 ≥5.5
22 19 -3 -3  Togo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
22 19 -3 -3  Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
24 23 -1 -1  Eswatini 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 1.5
24 23 -1 -1  Niger 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 1.5
25 22 -3 -3  Zimbabwe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
25 23 -2 -2  Burkina Faso 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
27 27 -  Benin 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5

Club ranking for the 2023–24 CAF club season[edit]

The club ranking is used for seeding in the 2 CAF club competitions; the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. Pending equality in ranking points, the team receiving more points in the previous season will be considered as the higher-ranked team.[12]

The club ranking for the 2023–24 CAF Champions League and the 2023–24 CAF Confederation Cup was based on results from each CAF club competition from 2018-19 to the 2022–23 season.

Rank Club 2018–19
(× 1)
2019–20
(× 2)
2020–21
(× 3)
2021–22
(× 4)
2022–23
(× 5)
Total
1 Egypt Al Ahly 3 6 6 5 6 83
2 Morocco Wydad AC 5 4 4 6 5 74
3 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 6 3 4 3 4 56
4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4 3 3 3 4 51
5 Morocco Raja CA 1 4 5 3 3 51
6 Egypt Zamalek 5 5 2 2 2 39
7 Morocco RS Berkane 4 5 1 5 0 37
8 Algeria CR Belouizdad 0 0 3 3 3 36
9 Tanzania Simba 3 0 3 2 3 35
10 Egypt Pyramids 0 4 3 2 2 35
11 Angola Petro de Luanda 0.5 2 1 4 2 33.5
12 Algeria JS Kabylie 0 2 4 0 3 31
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 4 3 2 3 0.5 30.5
14 Guinea Horoya 3 3 2 1 2 29
15 Algeria USM Alger 0 1 0 0 5 27
16 South Africa Orlando Pirates 2 0 2 4 0 24
17 Sudan Al-Hilal 2 2 1 1 2 23
18 Tanzania Young Africans 0 0 0 0 4 20
19 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 1 0 0 1 3 20
20 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3 3 1 2 0 20
21 Algeria ES Sétif 0 0 1 4 0 19
22 Cameroon Coton Sport 0 0 3 0.5 1 16
23 South Africa Marumo Gallants 0 0 0 0 3 15
24 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 0 0 5 0 0 15
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 1 1 2 0 1 14
26 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3 0 2 1 0 13
27 Sudan Al-Merrikh 0 0 1 1 1 12
28 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 0 0 0 3 0 12
29 Egypt Al-Masry 0 2 0 2 0 12
30 Morocco ASFAR Rabat 0 0 0 0 2 10
30 Nigeria Rivers United 0 0 0 0 2 10
30 Tunisia US Monastir 0 0 0 0 2 10
33 Nigeria Enyimba 0 2 2 0 0 10
34 Algeria MC Alger 0 0 3 0 0 9
35 Libya Al Ittihad 0 0 0 2 0 8
35 South Africa AmaZulu 0 0 0 2 0 8
37 Morocco Hassania Agadir 2 3 0 0 0 8
38 Algeria JS Saoura 2 0 0 1 0 6
39 Zambia Zanaco 0 2 0 0.5 0 6
40 Senegal ASC Jaraaf 0 0 2 0 0 6
41 Republic of the Congo Diables Noirs 0 0 0 0 1 5
41 Democratic Republic of the Congo Saint-Éloi Lupopo 0 0 0 0 1 5
41 Mali Real Bamako 0 0 0 0 1 5
41 Togo ASKO Kara 0 0 0 0 1 5
41 Uganda Vipers 0 0 0 0 1 5
46 Zambia Nkana 2 0 1 0 0 5
47 Democratic Republic of the Congo DC Motema Pembe 0 1 0 0 0.5 4.5
48 Republic of the Congo AS Otôho 0.5 0 0 1 0 4.5
49 Botswana Jwaneng Galaxy 0 0 0 1 0 4
49 Angola Sagrada Esperança 0 0 0 1 0 4
51 Angola 1º de Agosto 0 2 0 0 0 4
51 Libya Al-Nasr 0 2 0 0 0 4
53 Senegal Teungueth 0 0 1 0 0 3
54 Zimbabwe FC Platinum 1 1 0 0 0 3
54 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 1 1 0 0 0 3
56 Algeria CS Constantine 3 0 0 0 0 3
57 Egypt Future 0 0 0 0 0.5 2.5
57 Libya Al Akhdar 0 0 0 0 0.5 2.5
59 Zambia ZESCO United 0.5 1 0 0 0 2.5
60 Niger USGN 0 0 0 0.5 0 2
60 Eswatini Royal Leopards 0 0 0 0.5 0 2
62 Burkina Faso Salitas 0.5 0 0.5 0 0 2
63 Mali Djoliba 0 1 0 0 0 2
63 Algeria Paradou AC 0 1 0 0 0 2
65 Kenya Gor Mahia 2 0 0 0 0 2
65 Tunisia Club Africain 2 0 0 0 0 2
65 Nigeria Lobi Stars 2 0 0 0 0 2
68 Libya Al Ahly Benghazi 0 0 0.5 0 0 1.5
68 Tanzania Namungo 0 0 0.5 0 0 1.5
68 Zambia NAPSA Stars 0 0 0.5 0 0 1.5
71 South Africa Bidvest Wits 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
71 Benin ESAE 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
71 Mauritania FC Nouadhibou 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
71 Ivory Coast FC San Pédro 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
75 Ghana Asante Kotoko 1 0 0 0 0 1
75 Algeria NA Hussein Dey 1 0 0 0 0 1
75 Egypt Ismaily 1 0 0 0 0 1
Legend
  • : Clubs points might increase on basis of its performance in 2022-23 CAF club competitions
  •   Club is still active in 2022-23 CAF club competitions

Club ranking for the 2024–25 CAF club season[edit]

The club ranking is used for seeding in the 2 CAF club competitions; the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. Pending equality in ranking points, the team receiving more points in the previous season will be considered as the higher-ranked team.[13]

The club ranking for the 2024–25 CAF Champions League and the 2024–25 CAF Confederation Cup will be based on results from each CAF club competition from 2019-20 to the 2023–24 season.

Rank Club 2019–20
(× 1)
2020–21
(× 2)
2021–22
(× 3)
2022–23
(× 4)
2023–24
(× 5)
Total
1 Egypt Al Ahly 6 6 5 6 ≥3 ≥72
2 Morocco Wydad AC 4 4 6 5 ≥1 ≥55
3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 3 3 3 4 ≥3 ≥49
4 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 3 4 3 4 ≥2 ≥46
5 Angola Petro de Luanda 2 1 4 2 ≥3 ≥39
6 Morocco Raja CA 4 5 3 3 0 35
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 3 2 3 0.5 ≥3 ≥33
8 Egypt Zamalek 5 2 2 2 ≥2 ≥33
9 Morocco RS Berkane 5 1 5 0 ≥2 ≥32
10 Algeria CR Belouizdad 0 3 3 3 ≥1 ≥32
11 Tanzania Young Africans S.C. 0 0 0 4 ≥3 ≥31
12 Algeria USM Alger 1 0 0 5 ≥2 ≥31
13 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0 0 1 3 ≥3 ≥30
14 Tanzania Simba 0 3 2 3 ≥1 ≥29
15 Egypt Pyramids 4 3 2 2 ≥1 ≥29
16 Algeria JS Kabylie 2 4 0 3 0 22
17 Sudan Al-Hilal 2 1 1 2 ≥1 ≥20
18 Guinea Horoya 3 2 1 2 0 18
19 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 3 1 2 0 ≥1 ≥16
20 South Africa Orlando Pirates 0 2 4 0 0 16
21 Algeria ES Sétif 0 1 4 0 0 14
22 Nigeria Rivers United 0 0 0 2 ≥1 ≥13
23 South Africa Marumo Gallants 0 0 0 3 0 12
24 Cameroon Coton Sport 0 3 0.5 1 0 11.5
25 Libya Abu Salim 0 0 0 0 ≥2 ≥10
25 Mali Stade Malien 0 0 0 0 ≥2 ≥10
27 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 0 5 0 0 0 10
28 Sudan Al-Merrikh 0 1 1 1 0 9
29 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 1 2 0 1 0 9
30 Libya Al-Ahli Tripoli 0 0 3 0 0 9
31 Botswana Jwaneng Galaxy 0 0 1 0 ≥1 ≥8
31 Angola Sagrada Esperança 0 0 1 0 1 8
33 Morocco ASFAR Rabat 0 0 0 2 0 8
33 Tunisia US Monastir 0 0 0 2 0 8
35 Egypt Al-Masry 2 0 2 0 0 8
36 Egypt Future 0 0 0 0.5 ≥1 ≥7
37 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 0 2 1 0 0 7
38 Republic of the Congo Diables Noirs 0 0 0 1 0.5 6.5
39 Libya Al Ittihad 0 0 2 0 0 6
39 South Africa AmaZulu 0 0 2 0 0 6
41 Algeria MC Alger 0 3 0 0 0 6
42 Nigeria Enyimba 2 2 0 0 0 6
43 Mauritania FC Nouadhibou 0.5 0 0 0 ≥1 ≥5.5
44 Ghana Medeama 0 0 0 0 ≥1 ≥5
45 Tunisia Club Africain 0 0 0 0 ≥1 ≥5
45 Ghana Dreams FC 0 0 0 0 ≥1 ≥5
45 South Africa Sekhukhune United 0 0 0 0 1 5
48 Democratic Republic of the Congo Saint-Éloi Lupopo 0 0 0 1 0 4
48 Mali Real Bamako 0 0 0 1 0 4
48 Togo ASKO Kara 0 0 0 1 0 4
48 Uganda Vipers 0 0 0 1 0 4
52 Senegal ASC Jaraaf 0 2 0 0 0 4
53 Zambia Zanaco 2 0 0.5 0 0 3.5
54 Democratic Republic of the Congo DC Motema Pembe 1 0 0 0.5 0 3
55 Algeria JS Saoura 0 0 1 0 0 3
55 Republic of the Congo AS Otôho 0 0 1 0 0 3
57 Morocco Hassania Agadir 3 0 0 0 0 3
58 Angola Académica do Lobito 0 0 0 0 0.5 2.5
58 Guinea Académie SOAR 0 0 0 0 0.5 2.5
58 Libya Al Hilal Benghazi 0 0 0 0 ≥0.5 ≥2.5
58 South Africa SuperSport United 0 0 0 0 ≥0.5 ≥2.5
62 Libya Al Akhdar 0 0 0 0.5 0 2
62 Zambia Nkana 0 1 0 0 0 2
62 Senegal Teungueth 0 1 0 0 0 2
62 Angola 1º de Agosto 2 0 0 0 0 2
62 Libya Al-Nasr 2 0 0 0 0 2
67 Niger USGN 0 0 0.5 0 0 1.5
67 Eswatini Royal Leopards 0 0 0.5 0 0 1.5
69 Burkina Faso Salitas 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
69 Libya Al Ahly Benghazi 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
69 Tanzania Namungo 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
69 Zambia NAPSA Stars 0 0.5 0 0 0 1
69 Zimbabwe FC Platinum 1 0 0 0 0 1
69 Nigeria Enugu Rangers 1 0 0 0 0 1
69 Zambia ZESCO United 1 0 0 0 0 1
69 Mali Djoliba 1 0 0 0 0 1
69 Algeria Paradou AC 1 0 0 0 0 1
78 South Africa Bidvest Wits 0.5 0 0 0 0 0.5
78 Benin ESAE 0.5 0 0 0 0 0.5
78 Ivory Coast FC San Pédro 0.5 0 0 0 0 0.5
Legend
  • : Clubs points might increase on basis of its performance in 2023-24 CAF club competitions
  •   Club is still active in 2023-24 CAF Champions League
  •   Club is still active in 2023-24 CAF Confederation Cup

Historical rankings since 2011[edit]

Legend
  •   Associations ranked 1–12 and eligible to enter two teams in each CAF club competition.
  • — No rank (0 Points)
Association Rank (points)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24
 Morocco 8 (20) 7 (27) 4 (62) 5 (53) 4 (44) 7 (29) 7 (24) 6 (41) 4 (84) 2 (153) 1 (190) 1 (183) 1 (194) 1 (180)
 Egypt 2 (83) 2 (81) 3 (64) 2 (70) 2 (80) 2 (81) 2 (80) 1 (85) 2 (106.5) 3 (120.5) 2 (167) 2 (173.5) 2 (176) 2 (172.5)
 Algeria 6 (27) 6 (45) 7 (43) 7 (40) 7 (32) 4 (44) 4 (64) 4 (62) 5 (82.5) 4 (92) 5 (81) 4 (109) 3 (115) 3 (134)
 South Africa 14 (10) 16 (5) 17 (1) 11 (20) 12 (16) 6 (27) 5 (45) 6 (78.5) 6 (76.5) 6 (68.5) 5 (93.5) 5 (109.5) 4 (114)
 Tunisia 1 (98) 1 (97) 1 (100) 1 (85) 1 (106) 1 (105) 1 (100) 2 (76) 1 (116) 1 (154) 3 (140) 3 (131) 4 (113) 5 (101)
 Tanzania 16 (5) 24 (2) 12 (18) 13 (14) 12 (27.5) 11 (30.5) 6 (56.5)
 DR Congo 5 (46) 3 (60) 5 (49) 6 (48) 3 (46) 3 (63) 3 (69) 3 (70) 3 (90) 5 (87) 4 (83) 6 (75) 6 (63) 7 (54)
 Angola 11 (18) 12 (13) 9 (18) 10 (18) 12 (17) 13 (11) 13 (7) 17 (3) 17 (6) 11 (21.5) 10 (36) 10 (31.5) 7 (46) 8 (41.5)
 Sudan 4 (50) 5 (47) 6 (47) 4 (54) 6 (37) 5 (33) 5 (51) 7 (35) 7 (53) 8 (35) 11 (29.5) 11 (30) 8 (33.5) 9 (39)
 Guinea 18 (1) 18 (5) 10 (30) 9 (38) 7 (38) 10 (31) 10 (29)
 Libya 16 (9) 10 (16) 12 (11) 15 (6) 16 (4) 14 (7) 14 (4) 14 (8) 9 (19) 18 (10) 12 (16.5) 15 (13.5) 9 (33) 11 (28)
 Nigeria 3 (75) 4 (58) 2 (70) 3 (63) 5 (41) 11 (22) 12 (12) 12 (13) 13 (10.5) 9 (32.5) 8 (39) 8 (37.5) 12 (26) 12 (25)
 Ivory Coast 7 (22) 12 (13) 12 (11) 15 (6) 13 (13) 6 (30) 9 (23) 8 (21) 10 (15) 13 (15) 14 (13.5) 16 (9) 16 (10.5) 13 (21)
 Cameroon 10 (19) 11 (14) 8 (19) 11 (12) 9 (21) 8 (26) 11 (19) 13 (12) 10 (15) 26 (3) 29 (2) 13 (16) 14 (14.5) 14 (16)
 Zambia 14 (10) 12 (13) 14 (10) 14 (7) 16 (4) 15 (6) 14 (4) 9 (18) 8 (38) 7 (40.5) 7 (43) 9 (35) 13 (24.5) 15 (15)
 Congo 9 (20) 9 (21) 8 (26) 7 (24) 10 (16) 15 (10) 16 (11.5) 18 (8) 19 (5.5) 17 (8) 16 (9.5)
 Senegal 14 (15) 15 (12) 17 (9)
 Mali 8 (20) 8 (21) 10 (16) 8 (31) 7 (32) 8 (26) 9 (23) 11 (15) 16 (8) 26 (3) 20 (6.5) 20 (5) 21 (3.5) 18 (7)
 Togo 24 (4) 25 (3) 27 (2) 30 (1) 19 (5)
 Uganda 18 (5) 17 (11) 18 (8) 20 (5) 26 (2) 19 (5)
 Botswana 24 (4) 25 (3) 27 (2) 18 (6) 21 (4)
 Zimbabwe 12 (17) 9 (18) 11 (13) 13 (8) 18 (3) 18 (1) 18 (5) 20 (8) 15 (11) 17 (8) 19 (5) 22 (3)
 Kenya 14 (14) 15 (11) 17 (8) 19 (5) 23 (2)
 Eswatini 18 (5) 22 (7) 23 (5) 26 (3) 21 (3.5) 23 (2)
 Burkina Faso 18 (1) 28 (2.5) 29 (2) 23 (4) 23 (3) 23 (2)
 Niger 16 (5) 15 (4) 17 (3) 19 (2) 18 (1) 24 (2.5) 23 (2)
 Ghana 13 (12) 15 (6) 16 (2) 12 (11) 14 (8) 15 (6) 14 (4) 15 (7) 22 (4) 19 (9) 20 (6.5) 23 (4) 24 (2.5) 27 (1)
 Mauritania 27 (2.5) 27 (2) 28 (1.5) 27 (1)
 Benin 27 (2.5) 27 (2) 28 (1.5) 27 (1)
 Rwanda 20 (8) 22 (6) 23 (4) 26 (2)
 Mozambique 10 (15) 15 (13) 17 (9) 20 (5) 30 (1)
 Ethiopia 15 (5) 17 (4) 17 (3) 18 (2) 13 (10.5) 23 (6) 24 (4) 27 (2)
 Gabon 18 (1) 23 (2.5) 29 (1.5) 31 (1) 32 (0.5)
 Equatorial Guinea 17 (2) 18 (1)

Note: For associations which have the same number of points, they are listed as having the same rank as CAF did not publish any tiebreaking criteria. There was a tie for determining the 12th ranked association on two occasions:

  • In 2012, Ivory Coast received two entries in each tournament, while Angola and Zambia only received one entry in each.
  • In 2013, Ivory Coast received two entries in each tournament, while Libya only received one entry in each.

Club results[edit]

Club results of the previous 5 seasons and the current season based on the current points system are as follows:[6]

6 points 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point 0.5 point
2018–19 CL Tunisia Espérance de Tunis Morocco Wydad AC  
CC   Egypt Zamalek Morocco RS Berkane
2019–20 CL Egypt Al-Ahly  
CC   Morocco RS Berkane Egypt Pyramids
2020–21 CL Egypt Al-Ahly South Africa Kaizer Chiefs  
CC   Morocco Raja CA Algeria JS Kabylie
2021–22 CL Morocco Wydad AC Egypt Al-Ahly  
CC   Morocco RS Berkane South Africa Orlando Pirates
2022–23 CL Egypt Al Ahly Morocco Wydad AC  
CC   Algeria USM Alger Tanzania Young Africans

If a team was disqualified, they will not obtain any ranking points. For example, ES Sétif were disqualified from the 2016 CAF Champions League during the group stage.[14] As a result, they did not obtain a position for that tournament and thus were not counted when calculating the ranking for Algeria.

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  1. ^ "CAF 5-year ranking". RSSSF. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  2. ^ "CAF Club Competitions entry procedures for 2011 released". CAFOnline.com. 12 March 2010. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  3. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". CAFOnline.com. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ "16 Clubs for Group Phase of CC and CL effective 2017". CAFOnline.com. 11 May 2016. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ "New adopted format for Club Competitions". CAFOnline.com. 30 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 July 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Draw Procedures for Interclubs Group Phase". CAFOnline.com. 20 March 2018. Archived from the original on 22 March 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Timu 4 za Tanzania kushiriki Mashindano ya CAF 2019/2020" [4 Tanzanian teams to participate in the 2019/2020 CAF Championship]. Tanzania Football Federation (in Swahili). 4 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  8. ^ Paule, Beatrice N'guessan (5 June 2019). "Sport: Pour la saison 2019-2020, le FC San Pedro ne jouera plus la ligue des champions Africaines (Caf), voici les raisons" [Sport: For the 2019-2020 season, FC San Pedro will no longer play the African Champions League (Caf), here are the reasons]. AKODY NEWS (in French). Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  9. ^ "FIFA Ranking Table - African Zone (Dec 2005)". FIFA Ranking Archives. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
  10. ^ "Two South African clubs for each Interclub Competition". CAFOnline.com. 29 November 2014. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Ranking of clubs for 2nd 1/8th Final Draw of CC 2014" (PDF). CAFOnline.com. 31 March 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ "RS Berkane to group stage, 15 more to follow". CAFOnline.com. 8 January 2021. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  13. ^ "RS Berkane to group stage, 15 more to follow". CAFOnline.com. 8 January 2021. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Disqualification of ES Sétif". CAFOnline.com. 23 June 2016. Archived from the original on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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