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 Obuasi Goldfields
Tournament statistics
Matches played86
Goals scored128 (1.49 per match)
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 Obuasi Goldfields of Ghana on penalties in the final to win their second title.

Qualifying rounds[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 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 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
Obuasi Goldfields Ghana 4–2 Liberia Junior Professionals 3–0 1–2
CAPS United Zimbabwe 7–6 Uganda Express Red Eagles 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 Ivory Coast 1–6 Angola Primeiro de Agosto 1–1 0–5
Zamalek 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 Obuasi Goldfields 2–1 0–2
CAPS United Zimbabwe 1–3 South Africa Orlando Pirates 1–2 0–1

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to the final

Group A[edit]

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

Group B[edit]

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

Knockout stage[edit]

Final[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1997 CAF Champions League are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Togo Kossi Noutsoudje Ghana Obuasi Goldfields +7
2 Algeria Tarek Hadj Adlane Algeria USM Alger 7
3 Algeria Billel Dziri Algeria USM Alger 6
4 Angola Muanza Angola Primeiro de Agosto 5
Morocco Abdelkarim Nazir Morocco Raja Casablanca 5
6 Algeria Nacer Zekri Algeria USM Alger 4
7 Egypt Ahmed El-Kass Egypt Zamalek 3
Ghana Joe Okyere Ghana Obuasi Goldfields 3
Gabon Jonas Ogandaga Morocco Raja Casablanca 3
Morocco Mustapha Moustawdaa Morocco Raja Casablanca 3
Togo Lantame Ouadja Tunisia Club Africain 3

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