1997 CAF Champions League

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1997 CAF Champions League
Tournament details
Dates1 February – 14 December 1997
Teams40 (from 40 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsMorocco Raja Casablanca (2nd title)
Runners-upGhana Ashanti Gold SC
1996
1998

The 1997 CAF Champions League was the 33rd awarding of Africa's premier club football tournament prize organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the inaugural prize under the current CAF Champions League format. Raja Casablanca of Morocco defeated Ashanti Gold SC of Ghana on penalties in the final to win their second title.

Qualifying Stage[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AS CotonTchad Chad w/o1 Central African Republic AS Tempête Mocaf
Mogas 90 FC Benin 1–2 Cape Verde CD Travadores 1–0 0–2
Muni Sport Republic of the Congo 5–1 Equatorial Guinea Café Sportif 4–1 1–0
Junior Professionals Liberia 2–1 Burkina Faso RC Bobo 2–0 0–1
St.-Michel United Seychelles 1–5 Madagascar FC BFV 1–2 0–3
Notwane FC Botswana w/o2 Namibia Blue Waters FC
Limbe Leaf Wanderers Malawi 2–5 Lesotho Roma Rovers 1–0 1–5
Young Africans Tanzania 0–1 Uganda Express Red Eagles FC 0–0 0–1

1 AS Tempête Mocaf were disqualified for not paying the entry fee.
2 Blue Waters FC withdrew.

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
USM Alger Algeria 9–2 Cape Verde CD Travadores 6–1 3–1
Udoji United Nigeria 4–2 Guinea AS Kaloum Star 3–1 1–1
Unisport FC Cameroon 2–2 (5-4 p) Republic of the Congo Muni Sport 2–0 0–2
Ferroviário Mozambique 5–0 Madagascar FC BFV 4–0 1–0
Raja Casablanca Morocco 5–1 Senegal SONACOS 3–1 2–0
Mbilinga FC Gabon 6–4 Democratic Republic of the Congo DC Motema Pembe 3–0 3–4
Africa Sports National Ivory Coast 4–2 Chad AS CotonTchad 3–0 1–2
Primeiro de Agosto Angola 3–2 Botswana Notwane FC 1–1 2–1
Zamalek SC Egypt 3–1 Ethiopia Saint George 2–0 1–1
Mufulira Wanderers Zambia 5–1 Rwanda APR FC 4–1 1–0
Club Africain Tunisia 4–3 Mali Djoliba AC 3–2 1–1
Sunrise Flacq United Mauritius 1–3 Réunion JS Saint-Pierroise 1–0 0–3
Kenya Breweries Kenya 0–0 (4-5 p) Sudan Al-Hilal 0–0 0–0
Ashanti Gold SC Ghana 4–2 Liberia Junior Professionals 3–0 1–2
CAPS United Zimbabwe 7–6 Uganda Express Red Eagles FC 5–2 2–4
Orlando Pirates South Africa 1–0 Lesotho Roma Rovers 1–0 0–0

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
USM Alger Algeria 3–2 Nigeria Udoji United 3–0 0–2
Unisport FC Cameroon 2–4 Mozambique Ferroviário 1–0 1–4
Raja Casablanca Morocco 4–1 Gabon Mbilinga FC 3–0 1–1
Africa Sports National Ivory Coast 1–6 Angola Primeiro de Agosto 1–1 0–5
Zamalek SC Egypt 6–2 Zambia Mufulira Wanderers 5–2 1–0
Club Africain Tunisia 11–1 Réunion JS Saint-Pierroise 6–1 5–0
Al-Hilal Sudan 2–3 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 2–1 0–2
CAPS United Zimbabwe 1–3 South Africa Orlando Pirates 1–2 0–1

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Morocco Raja Casablanca 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11
Algeria USM Alger 6 3 2 1 9 6 +3 11
Angola Primeiro de Agosto 6 3 1 2 7 9 −2 10
South Africa Orlando Pirates 6 0 1 5 5 10 −5 1
  ORL PRI RAC USM
Orlando Pirates 1–2 1–2 1–1
Primeiro de Agosto 2–1 1–1 2–1
Raja Casablanca 1–0 4–0 0–2
USM Alger 2–1 1–0 2–2

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 6 3 1 2 10 5 +5 10
Egypt Zamalek SC 6 3 0 3 7 8 −1 9
Tunisia Club Africain 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 8
Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 6 2 1 3 5 8 −3 7
  AFR FER GOL ZAM
Club Africain 1–0 0–0 2–0
Ferroviário Maputo 0–0 2–1 2–0
Ashanti Gold SC 2–0 4–0 3–1
Zamalek SC 2–0 2–1 2–0

Knockout stage[edit]

Final[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ashanti Gold SC Ghana 1–1 (4–5 p) Morocco Raja Casablanca 1–0 0–1

Champions[edit]

1997 CAF Champions League
Winners
Morocco
Raja Casablanca
Second Title

External links[edit]