2007 CAF Champions League

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2007 CAF Champions League
Confederation of African Football Champions League
Tournament details
Dates26 January – 9 November
Teams60
Final positions
ChampionsTunisia Étoile du Sahel (1st title)
Runners-upEgypt Al Ahly
Tournament statistics
Matches played131
Goals scored282 (2.15 per match)
Top scorer(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabi Mputu (9 goals)
2006
2008

The 2007 CAF Champions League was the 43rd occurrence of the CAF Champions League, the most prestigious club football competition in Africa. Étoile du Sahel of Tunisia became champions for the first time, beating Al Ahly SC of Egypt 3–1 in a two-legged final. Étoile du Sahel participated in the 2007 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan as the representative from CAF.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The 1st legs were played on 26–28 January 2007.
The 2nd legs were played on 9–11 February 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Highlanders Zimbabwe 1–1 (9–8 p) Mauritius Pamplemousses SC 1–0 0–1
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 6–2 Eswatini Royal Leopards 4–2 2–0
JS Saint-Pierroise Réunion w/o1 Mozambique Desportivo Maputo
Zamalek Egypt 5–1 Burundi Vital'O FC 4–1 1–0
Al-Hilal Sudan 6–0 Zanzibar Polisi 4–0 2–0
Asante Kotoko Ghana 1–1 (2–4 p) The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 1–0 0–1
ASFA Yennenga Burkina Faso 1–3 Nigeria Nasarawa United 1–1 0–2
Fello Star Guinea 0–4 Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 0–1 0–32
ASC Diaraf Senegal 1–2 Togo Maranatha 1–0 0–2
FC Saint Eloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–4 Rwanda APR FC 1–2 0–2
USM Alger Algeria 3–3 (a) Niger AS-FNIS 3–1 0–2
Al-Ittihad Libya 4–0 Benin Mogas 90 FC 3–0 1–0
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 1–2 Republic of the Congo Étoile du Congo 1–0 0–2
Saint-George SA Ethiopia w/o3 Malawi Super ESCOM
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 5–2 Mauritania ASC Mauritel Mobile FC 4–0 1–2
Stade Malien Mali 1–4 4 Senegal AS Douanes 1–2 0–2
Ocean Boys FC Nigeria 0–1 Sierra Leone Kallon 0–0 0–1
Petro Atlético Angola 2–1 Namibia FC Civics 1–0 1–1
Young Africans FC Tanzania 5–1 Comoros AJSM 5–1 5
Likhopo Lesotho 0–1 Zambia Zanaco FC 0–0 0–1
Espérance Tunisia 6–1 Chad Renaissance FC 4–0 2–1
Renacimiento FC Equatorial Guinea 0–2 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 0–1 0–1
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 7–2 Botswana Police XI 3–0 4–2
AS ADEMA Madagascar 3–0 Seychelles Anse Réunion FC 0–0 3–0
JS Kabylie Algeria 5–2 Guinea-Bissau Clube de Futebol "Os Balantas" 3–1 2–1
CD Primeiro de Agosto Angola 1–2 Gabon AS Mangasport 0–1 1–1
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 3–0 Uganda Uganda Revenus Authority SC 3–0 0–0
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 3–2 Liberia Mighty Barrolle 3–1 0–1

1 JS Saint-Pierroise withdrew due to high travel costs; they were banned from AFC competitions for three years and fined $3500.
2 Sporting Clube da Praia refused to travel due to civil unrest and a violent general strike in Guinea.
3 Super ESCOM withdrew.
4 AS Douanes were ejected from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.
5 The tie was played over one leg because AGSM did not have an international-standard ground.

First round[edit]

1st legs were played on 2–4 March 2007.
2nd legs were played on 16–18 March 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Highlanders Zimbabwe 0–2 Egypt Al Ahly SC 0–0 0–2
Desportivo Maputo Mozambique 1–3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–1 0–2
Al-Hilal Sudan 4–2 Egypt El Zamalek 2–0 2–2
Nasarawa United Nigeria 4–2 The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 3–0 1–2
Fello Star Guinea 1–5 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–1 1–4
APR FC Rwanda 2–2 Togo Maranatha 2–0 0–21
Al-Ittihad Libya 5–1 Niger AS-FNIS 4–1 1–0
Saint-George SA Ethiopia 1–2 Republic of the Congo Étoile du Congo 1–0 0–2
Stade Malien Mali 1–3 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 0–0 1–3
Kallon Sierra Leone 1–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 0–1 1–2
Young Africans FC Tanzania 3–2 Angola Petro Atlético 3–0 0–2
Espérance Tunisia 6–1 Zambia Zanaco FC 2–0 4–1
Ashanti Gold SC Ghana 2–2 (6–7 p) Morocco FAR Rabat 2–0 0–2
AS ADEMA Madagascar 3–5 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–2 1–4
AS Mangasport Gabon 3–4 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–1 0–3
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 1–4 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 1–0 0–4

1 The match was abandoned at 82' with Maranatha leading 2-0, after APR FC walked off protesting a penalty award against them; APR FC were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.

Second round[edit]

1st legs were played on 6–8 April 2007.
2nd legs were played on 20–22 April 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 2–4 Egypt Al Ahly SC 2–2 0–2
Nasarawa United Nigeria 3–3 (2–3 p) Sudan Al-Hilal 3–0 0–3
Maranatha Togo 0–3 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–0 0–3
Étoile du Congo Republic of the Congo 3–3 (a) Libya Al-Ittihad 3–1 0–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–0 Morocco Wydad Casablanca 2–0 0–0
Espérance Tunisia 3–0 Tanzania Young Africans FC 3–0 0–0
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–2 Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 0–2
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 1–2 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–0 0–2

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Knockout stage

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 6 3 2 1 6 2 +4 11
Libya Al-Ittihad 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 10
Algeria JS Kabylie 6 2 1 3 6 8 −2 7
Morocco FAR Rabat 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Egypt Al Ahly SC 6 4 0 2 8 4 +4 12
Sudan Al-Hilal 6 3 1 2 8 5 +3 10
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
Tunisia Espérance 6 1 2 3 2 8 −6 5

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                         
Sudan Al-Hilal 2 1 3  
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1 3 4  
    Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0 3 3
  Egypt Al Ahly 0 1 1
Libya Al-Ittihad 0 0 0
Egypt Al Ahly 0 1 1  

Semi-Finals[edit]

The first legs were played on 21–23 September and the second legs on 5–7 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al Hilal Sudan 3–4 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2–1 1–3
Al-Ittihad Libya 0–1 Egypt Al Ahly SC 0–0 0–1

Final[edit]

Étoile du Sahel Tunisia0–0Egypt Al Ahly SC
Report
Al Ahly SC Egypt1–3Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
El-Nahhas Goal 48' Report Gharbi Goal 44'
Chermiti Goal 90+3'
Narry Goal 90+5'

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 2007 CAF Champions League are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabi Mputu Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 9
2 Nigeria Ndubuisi Eze Sudan Al Hilal 8
Tunisia Amine Chermiti Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 8
4 Mali Cheick Oumar Dabo Algeria JS Kabylie 7
Libya Salem Al Rewani Libya Al-Ittihad 7
6 Tunisia Amine Ltaïef Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 6
7 Angola Flávio Egypt Al-Ahly 5
Libya Younes Al Shibani Libya Al-Ittihad 5
Nigeria Kelechi Osunwa Sudan Al Hilal 5
10 Egypt Mohamed Aboutrika Egypt Al-Ahly 4
Morocco Abdessamad Rafik Morocco Wydad Casablanca 4
Venezuela José Torrealba South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4

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