CAF Confederation Cup

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CAF Confederation Cup
Founded 2004
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 8 (Group stage)
59 (Total)
Related competitions CAF Super Cup
Current champions Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Tunisia CS Sfaxien (3 titles)
Website Official website
2017 CAF Confederation Cup

The Total CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football. Select club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the second club football competition in the continent behind the CAF Champions League.

The winner of the tournament faces the winner of the Total CAF Champions League in the following season's Total CAF Super Cup.


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The competition was founded by the CAF in 2004 by merging both the African Cup Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup in a single competition.[1]


In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions. Total started with the Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon therefore renaming it Total Africa cup of Nations. [2]


From the top twelve placed CAF member associations, the winner of the domestic cup and the third placed club in the domestic league of the considered associations, are eligible to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup, while only domestic cup winners from member associations ranked from 13 till 55 are eligible to participate in the competition.


The competition is played into two phases A and B.[3]

Phase A[edit]

The matches of the Preliminary, the 1/16th, the 1/8th rounds are played according to the knock-out system with ties broken via the Away goals rule. The eight teams eliminated from the 1/8th finals of the CAF Champions League will automatically qualify to play the additional 1/8th finals round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Phase B[edit]

  • The eight teams which will qualify for the group matches from the additional 1/8th finals will be divided in two groups of four each. Each team shall play six matches against the other three opponents one match home and one match away and points granted upon the 3-1-0 system.
  • The two group winners shall meet in the final which shall be played in two matches, home and away. The team scoring the highest aggregate number of goals in the two matches will be declared winner.
  • In case of equality in the number of goals scored during the two matches, the team scoring the greatest number of away goals will be declared winner. If the number of goals scored on the away matches is equal, kicks from the penalty mark will be taken.

Prize Money[edit]

The prize money shared between the top eight clubs is as follows:[4]

Placement Club Share (US Dollars) National Association Share
Winner $ 625 000 $ 35 000
Runner-up $ 432 000 $ 30 000
2nd of each Group $ 239 000 $ 25 000
3rd of each Group $ 239 000 $ 20 000
4th of each Group $ 150 000 $ 15 000

Records and statistics[edit]

Winning clubs[edit]

Performance in the CAF Confederation Cup by club
Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3 1 2007, 2008, 2013 2010
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 2 1 2006, 2015 2008
Morocco FAR Rabat 1 1 2005 2006
Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 1 1 2016 2013
Ghana Hearts of Oak 1 0 2004
Mali Stade Malien 1 0 2009
Morocco FUS Rabat 1 0 2010
Morocco MAS Fez 1 0 2011
Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 1 0 2012
Egypt Al Ahly 1 0 2014
Ghana Asante Kotoko 0 1 2004
Nigeria Dolphins FC 0 1 2005
Sudan Al-Merrikh 0 1 2007
Algeria ES Sétif 0 1 2009
Tunisia Club Africain 0 1 2011
Mali Djoliba AC 0 1 2012
Ivory Coast Séwé Sport 0 1 2014
South Africa Orlando Pirates 0 1 2015
Algeria MO Béjaïa 0 1 2016

By nation[edit]

Performance by nation
Nation Winners Runners-up
 Tunisia 5 3
 Morocco 3 1
 DR Congo 1 1
 Ghana 1 1
 Mali 1 1
 Congo 1 0
 Egypt 1 0
 Algeria 0 2
 Ivory Coast 0 1
 Nigeria 0 1
 South Africa 0 1
 Sudan 0 1

Champions by region[edit]

Federation (Region) Champion(s) Number
UNAF (North Africa) CS Sfaxien (3), ES Sahel (2), Al Ahly (1), FAR Rabat (1), FUS Rabat (1) MAS Fez (1) 9 titles
WAFU (West Africa) Hearts of Oak (1), Stade Malien (1) 2 titles
UNIFFAC (Central Africa) AC Léopards (1), TP Mazembe (1) 2 titles
CECAFA (East Africa) 0 titles
COSAFA (Southern Africa) 0 titles

The Super Cup[edit]

The winning team of the CAF Confederation Cup will take the engagement of playing the CAF Super Cup against the champion of the CAF Champions League. The match will be played in the following year to that of the concerned competition, in one match, on the CAF Champions League champion's venue.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CAF Confederation Cup". RSSSF. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Total to sponsor CAF competitions for the next eight years". Africa News. Africa News. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Regulations of the Confederation Cup 2006 - 2008" (PDF). CAF. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Prize Money for the Confederation Cup". 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 

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