2008 CAF Confederation Cup

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2008 CAF Confederation Cup
Confederation of African Football Confederation Cup
Dates 16 February – 22 November
Final positions
Champions Tunisia CS Sfaxien (2nd title)
Runners-up Tunisia ES Sahel
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Ghana Eric Bekoe (10 goals)
2007
2009

The 2008 CAF Confederation Cup was the fifth edition of the CAF Confederation Cup. Its schedule began with the preliminary round (home and away ties) in mid February. The competition concluded on 22 November with CS Sfaxien winning the title.

Qualifying rounds[edit]

All rounds have been drawn.

Preliminary round[edit]

1st legs played on 15–17 February 2008 and 2nd legs played on 29 February–2 March 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
US Masséda Togo 3–1 Benin UNB 2–0 1–1
Black Star Liberia 0–3 Guinea Satellite FC 0–0 0–3
AS Mangasport Gabon 5–0 Niger AS-FNIS 3–0 2–0
Ports Authority The Gambia 0–4 Ivory Coast ES Bingerville 0–1 0–3
AS Maniema Union Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–0 Equatorial Guinea Akonangui FC 3–0 0–0
Express FC Uganda 1–1 (5–4 Pk) Burundi AS Inter Star 1–0 0–1
AS Adema Madagascar 1–2 Tanzania Young Africans FC 1–0 0–2
AS CotonTchad Chad 1 Libya Al Akhdar w/o w/o
Highlanders FC Zimbabwe 3–1 Mozambique Ferroviário de Nampula 3–0 0–1
Chipukizi Zanzibar 0–7 Zambia Green Buffaloes 0–5 0–2
Harrar Beer Ethiopia 2–2 (3–5 Pk) Rwanda Rayon Sport 2–0 0–2
Anse Réunion Seychelles 2–1 Mauritius Petite Rivière 2–1 0–0
JS Talangaï Republic of the Congo 3–5 Cameroon Mount Cameroon FC 2–1 1–4

1 Clubs from the  Central African Republic,  Chad,  Kenya,  Rwanda and  Sierra Leone were disqualified for failure to fulfill their financial obligations.[1]

Round of 32[edit]

1st legs played on 21–23 March 2008 and 2nd legs played on 4–6 April 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Issia Wazi FC Ivory Coast 3–4 Togo US Masséda 2–0 1–4
Rachad Bernoussi Morocco 3–3(a) Tunisia Espérance 3–1 0–2
Djoliba Mali 3–0 Guinea Satellite FC 2–0 1–0
Petro Atletico Angola 1–3 Gabon AS Mangasport 1–2 0–1
ASC Linguère Senegal 3–3 (– Pk) Ivory Coast ES Bingerville 3–0 0–3
CS Sfaxien Tunisia 2–1 Algeria JSM Béjaïa 1–0 1–1
Les Astres FC Cameroon 2–0 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Maniema Union 2–0 0–0
AS Vita Club Democratic Republic of the Congo 0–0 (4–2 Pk) Uganda Express FC 0–0 0–0
Al Akhdar Libya 2–1 Tanzania Young Africans FC 1–1 1–0
MC Alger Algeria 0–1 Egypt Haras El Hodood 0–0 0–1
Green Buffaloes FC Zambia 1–2 Zimbabwe Highlanders FC 1–1 0–1
Al-Merrikh Sudan 3–0 Rwanda Rayon Sport 3–0 0–0
Ajax Cape Town South Africa 5–1 Seychelles Anse Réunion 1–0 4–1
Primeiro Maio Angola 1–2 Cameroon Mount Cameroon FC 0–2 1–0
Casa Sport Senegal 1–2 Nigeria Dolphins 0–0 1–2
Wikki Tourists Nigeria 3–6 Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–2 1–4

Round of 16[edit]

1st legs played on 25–27 April 2008 and 2nd legs played on 9–11 May 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
US Masséda Togo 2–6 Tunisia Espérance 1–0 1–6
Djoliba Mali 5–2 Gabon AS Mangasport 3–1 2–1
ASC Linguère Senegal 4–4(a) Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3–2 1–2
Les Astres FC Cameroon (a)1–1 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 0–0 1–1
Al Akhdar Libya 1–2 Egypt Haras El Hodood 1–1 0–1
Highlanders FC Zimbabwe 1–5 Sudan Al-Merrikh 0–2 1–3
Ajax Cape Town South Africa 5–6 Cameroon Mount Cameroon FC 5–1 0–5
Dolphins Nigeria 3–4 Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–0 1–41

1 The 2nd leg was replayed on 12 May after being abandoned at half-time on 11 May with Asante Kotoko leading 1-0 due to a storm that flooded the pitch.

Intermediate round (2nd round of 16)[edit]

The 8 winners of the round of 16 play the losers of the round of 16 of the Champions League for 8 places in the group stage.
First leg played 11/12/13 July and second leg played 25/26/27 July

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Etoile du Sahel Tunisia 2–0 Tunisia Espérance 2–0 0–0
Club Africain Tunisia 0–0 (5–3 Pk) Mali Djoliba 0–0 0–0
Platinum Stars South Africa 2–4 Tunisia CS Sfaxien 2–2 0–2
JS Kabylie Algeria 2–1 Cameroon Les Astres FC 1–1 1–0
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 1–2 Egypt Haras El Hodood 1–0 0–2
Olympique Khouribga Morocco 2–2(a) Sudan Al-Merrikh 2–2 0–0
Inter Luanda Angola 3–2 Cameroon Mount Cameroon FC 2–1 1–1
Al Ittihad Tripolil Libya 3–4 Ghana Asante Kotoko 2–1 1–3

Group stage[edit]

The group phase starts on the weekend of 15–17 August and concludes on the weekend of 17–19 October. There are no semi-finals; the group winners meet in a two-legged final.[2]

Group winner

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia CS Sfaxien 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5 13
Egypt Haras El Hodood 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 10
Tunisia Club Africain 6 2 2 2 7 6 +1 8
Angola Interclube 6 1 0 5 6 16 -10 3




3 October 2008
20:00 UTC
Interclube Angola 2 – 3 Tunisia CS Sfaxien
Goal 34'
Zinga Goal 78'
Kouassi Blaise Goal 12'
Karim Nafti Goal 37'
Goal 76'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Etoile Sahel 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10
Sudan Al-Merrikh 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 9
Algeria JS Kabylie 6 3 0 3 8 9 -1 9
Ghana Asante Kotoko 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2 7





Final[edit]

The final 2 legs will be played on 8 and 22 November.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CS Sfaxien Tunisia 2–2 (a) Tunisia ES Sahel 0–0 2–2

Goalscorers[edit]

Leading goal scorers including group stage matches.

Player Club Goals
Ghana Eric Bekoe Ghana Asante Kotoko 10
Egypt Ahmed Abdelghani Egypt Haras El Hodood 5
Ghana Agyeman Prempeh Opoku Tunisia CS Sfaxien 4
Nigeria Emeka Opara Tunisia Etoile Sahel
Tunisia Karim Nafti Tunisia CS Sfaxien
Ivory Coast Kouassi Blaise Tunisia CS Sfaxien 3
Iraq Alaa Abdul-Zahra Sudan Al-Merrikh
Sudan Faisal Agab Sudan Al-Merrikh
Sudan Abdelhamid Ammari Sudan Al-Merrikh
Sudan Mugahid Mohamed Sudan Al-Merrikh
Sudan Haytham Tambal Sudan Al-Merrikh

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. ^ "Regulations of the Confederation Cup 2006 - 2008" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2008. 

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