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2008 CAF Champions League
African Champions League
Tournament details
Dates15 February – 16 November
Teams58
Final positions
ChampionsEgypt Al Ahly (6th title)
Runners-upCameroon Coton Sport
Tournament statistics
Matches played110
Goals scored281 (2.55 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nigeria Stephen Worgu
(13 goals)
2007
2009

The 2008 CAF Champions League was the 44th edition of the CAF Champions League, the Africa's premier club football tournament prize organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Al Ahly of Egypt defeated Coton Sport of Cameroon in the final to win their sixth title.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round first legs were played on 15–17 February, and the second legs were played on 29 February-2 March 2008.4

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASC SNIM Mauritania 1–7 Algeria ES Setif 1–5 0–2
SC de Bissau Guinea-Bissau 0–4 Morocco Olympique Khouribga 0–2 0–2
Invincible Eleven Liberia w/o Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1
Renacimiento FC Equatorial Guinea 2–4 Angola Inter Luanda 1–2 1–2
FAR Rabat Morocco 3–3 (4–5 p) Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 3–0 0–3
Tonnerre d'Abomey FC Benin 0–3 Ivory Coast Africa Sports National 0–0 0–3
APR FC Rwanda 1–4 Egypt Zamalek 1–2 0–2
AS Douanes Senegal 3–2 Burkina Faso Commune FC 0–0 3–2
Costa do Sol Mozambique 2–1 Madagascar AJESAIA 2–0 0–1
Royal Leopards Eswatini 0–3 Zimbabwe Dynamos 0–1 0–2
Sahel SC Niger 2–6 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 1–0 1–6
DC Motema Pembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (1–4 p) Nigeria Gombe United F.C. 2–0 0–2
Vital'O FC Burundi 0–2 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 0–1 0–1
FC 105 Libreville Gabon 4–3 Ghana Hearts of Oak SC 3–0 1–3
Renaissance FC Chad 0-3 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0-32 n/p
Stade Malien Mali 1–2 Angola Primeiro de Agosto 1–2 0–0
ASC Saloum Senegal 1–3 Tunisia Club Africain 1–2 0–1
ASKO Kara Togo 4-1 Cameroon US Douala 3–1 1–0
Simba SC Tanzania 4–1 Ethiopia Awassa City FC 3–0 1–1
Enyimba FC Nigeria 7–3 Republic of the Congo CSMD Diables Noirs 4–1 3–2
Tusker FC Kenya w/o Eritrea Al Tahrir 3
US Stade Tamponnaise Réunion 4–1 Seychelles St Michel United 3–1 1–0
Platinum Stars South Africa 4–1 Lesotho Lesotho Correctional Services 4–0 0–1
Curepipe Starlight SC Mauritius 2–1 Comoros Coin Nord 2–0 0–1
Miembeni SC Zanzibar 0–5 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 0–1 0–4
Uganda Revenue Authority SC Uganda 0–2 Zambia ZESCO United Football Club 0–2 0–0

Byes: ASEC Mimosas, Etoile du Sahel, JS Kabylie, Al Ittihad, Al Ahly, and Al Hilal.

1 Invincible Eleven withdrew.
2 The CAF ordered that the tie was to be played over one leg in Kinshasa due to the civil war in Chad, but Renaissance FC objected to the ruling; they were ejected from the competition, fined $4000 and banned from CAF competitions for three years.
3 Tusker FC were ejected from the competition and fined $5000 after Kenyan immigration officials refused the appointed match officials for the first leg entry into the country.
4 Wallidan FC and FC Civics withdrew before the draw was made.
Note: Clubs from the Central African Republic, Kenya, Liberia and Sierra Leone were disqualified for failure to fulfil their financial obligations, and clubs from Somalia, Djibouti, São Tomé and Príncipe and Malawi were disqualified three months earlier.[1]

First round[edit]

The 1/16 Finals first leg matches were played on 21–23 March and the second legs were played on 4–6 April 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympique Khouribga Morocco 2–2 (3–0 p) Algeria ES Setif 2–0 0–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 2–1 Guinea AS Kaloum Star 1–1 1–0
Sporting Clube da Praia Cape Verde 2–2 (a) Angola Inter Luanda 2–1 0–1
Zamalek Egypt 2–2 (5–4p) Ivory Coast Africa Sports National 2–0 0–2
Etoile du Sahel Tunisia 5–3 Senegal AS Douanes 5–0 0–3
Dynamos Zimbabwe 4–2 Mozambique Costa do Sol 3–0 1–2
JS Kabylie Algeria 3–0 Ghana Ashanti Gold SC 3–0 0–0
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 6–2 Nigeria Gombe United F.C. 5–0 1–2
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–1 Gabon FC 105 Libreville 1–1 1–0
Al Ittihad Tripoli Libya 2–2 (a) Angola 1º de Agosto 1–0 1–2
ASKO Kara Togo 2–4 Tunisia Club Africain 2–0 0–4
Enyimba FC Nigeria 7–1 Tanzania Simba SC 4–0 3–1
Al Ahly Egypt 6-01 Eritrea Al Tahrir 3-0 3-0
Platinum Stars South Africa 3–1 Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 2–0 1–1
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 4–0 Mauritius Curepipe Starlight SC 3–0 1–0
Al Hilal Sudan 3–1 Zambia ZESCO United Football Club 2–0 1–1

1Al Tahrir of Eritrea withdrew because of an internal club problem.[2]

Second round[edit]

The 1/8 Finals first legs were played on 25–27 April and the second legs were played on 9–11 May 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast (a) 1–1 Morocco Olympique Khouribga 0–0 1–1
Zamalek Egypt 4–2 Angola Inter Luanda 3–0 1–2
Dynamos Zimbabwe 2–0 Tunisia Etoile du Sahel 1–0 1–0
Coton Sport FC Cameroon 4–2 Algeria JS Kabylie 3–0 1–2
Al Ittihad Tripoli Libya 2–3 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 2–1 0–2
Enyimba FC Nigeria 6–3 Tunisia Club Africain 5–1 1–2
Platinum Stars South Africa 2–3 Egypt Al Ahly 2–1 0–2
Al Hilal Sudan 4–3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4–2 0–1

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
Egypt Al Ahly 6 3 3 0 9 6 +3 12
Zimbabwe Dynamos 6 3 0 3 6 6 0 9
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6 1 3 2 7 6 +1 6
Egypt Zamalek 6 1 2 3 4 8 −4 5

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cameroon Coton Sport FC 6 3 1 2 6 5 +1 10
Nigeria Enyimba 6 3 0 3 10 10 0 9
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 6 2 2 2 7 5 +2 8
Sudan Al Hilal 6 1 3 2 7 10 −3 6

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
Nigeria Enyimba 0 0 0  
Egypt Al Ahly 0 1 1  
    Egypt Al Ahly 2 2 4
  Cameroon Coton Sport 0 2 2
Zimbabwe Dynamos 0 0 0
Cameroon Coton Sport 1 4 5  

Semifinals[edit]

The first legs were played on 5 October and the second legs on 17–19 October.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Enyimba Nigeria 0–1 Egypt Al Ahly 0–0 0–1
Dynamos Zimbabwe 0–5 Cameroon Coton Sport 0–1 0–4

Final[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 2008 CAF Champions League are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Nigeria Stephen Worgu Nigeria Enyimba 13
2 Niger Daouda Kamilou Cameroon Coton Sport 7
3 Cameroon Ousmaïla Baba Cameroon Coton Sport 6
4 Angola Flávio Egypt Al Ahly 5
Nigeria Ezenwa Otorogu Nigeria Enyimba 5
Zimbabwe Edward Sadomba Zimbabwe Dynamos Harare 5
7 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ghislain Mvete Luyeye Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 4
Egypt Gamal Hamza Egypt Zamalek 4
Nigeria Kalu Uche Nigeria Enyimba 4
Nigeria Kelechi Osunwa Sudan Al Hilal 4
Sudan Muhannad El Tahir Sudan Al Hilal 4
South Africa Surprise Moriri South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gleeson, Mark (10 February 2008). "Five countries excluded from African club competition". Reuters. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Ahly given Champions League bye". bbc.co.uk. 16 March 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2008.

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