1964–65 African Cup of Champions Clubs

The 1964–65 African Cup of Champions Clubs, known as Kwame Nkrumah Cup was the first edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that year's club champion of association football in Africa.

1964-65 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Kwame Nkrumah Cup
Tournament details
Dates5 April 1964 – 7 February 1965
Teams14
Final positions
ChampionsCameroon Oryx Douala (1st title)
Runners-upMali Stade Malien
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored64 (4.27 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mali Salif Kéïta (3 goals)
1966

The tournament was played by 14 teams. They were split in 3 groups, with each group winner qualifying to the final tournament held in Ghana. Oryx Douala from Cameroon won the final, and became the first CAF club champion.

Preliminary roundEdit

Fourteen teams entered the preliminary round, divided over 3 zones.

Real Republicans of Ghana qualified as host of the final tournament.

North-Eastern ZoneEdit

First RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cotton Factory Club   w/o   Al-Hilal

Cotton Factory Club advanced to the second round.

Second RoundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cotton Factory Club   w/o   El-Tersana

Cotton Factory Club advanced to the final tournament.

Western ZoneEdit

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stade Malien   5–1   Espoir de Saint-Louis 4–0 1–1
Sily CK   6–4   Invincible Eleven 4–1 2–3
ASEC Mimosas   w/o   Étoile Filante
AS Porto-Novo   w/o   Port Harcourt FC

Stade Malien won 5–1 on aggregate.


Sily CK won 6–4 on aggregate.


ASEC Mimosas won after Étoile Filante's withdrawal.


AS Porto-Novo  w/o  Port Harcourt FC

AS Porto-Novo won after Port Harcourt FC's withdrawal.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Sily CK   6–7   Stade Malien 4–2 0–2 2–3
AS Porto-Novo   3–5   ASEC Mimosas 2–1 1–4
Sily CK  4–2  Stade Malien
Stade Malien  2–0  Sily CK

Aggregate 4–4, replay required.

Stade Malien won the reply and qualified.


ASEC Mimosas  4–1  AS Porto-Novo

ASEC Mimosas won 5–3 on aggregate.

Third roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stade Malien   9–7   ASEC Mimosas 3–3 6–4
Stade Malien  3–3  ASEC Mimosas

Stade Malien won 9–7 on aggregate and advanced to the final tournament.

Central-South-Western ZoneEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Oryx Douala   5–4   CS Imana 3–2 2–2

Oryx Douala won 5–4 on aggregate and advanced to the final tournament.

Final tournamentEdit

The final tournament was held in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 January – Accra
 
 
  Real Republicans1
 
7 February – Accra
 
  Oryx Douala2
 
  Oryx Douala2
 
4 February – Accra
 
  Stade Malien1
 
  Cotton Factory Club1
 
 
  Stade Malien3
 
Third place match
 
 
5 February – Accra
 
 
  Real Republicans3
 
 
  Cotton Factory Club1

Semi-FinalsEdit

Real Republicans  1–2  Oryx Douala
Attendance: 50,000

Cotton Factory Club  1–3  Stade Malien
Sports Stadium, Kumasi
Attendance: 25,000

Bronze medal matchEdit

Real Republicans  3–1  Cotton Factory Club
  • Abdelle   50'
Attendance: 50,000

FinalEdit

Oryx Douala  2–1  Stade Malien
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Anthony Arthur (Liberia)

ChampionEdit

1964–65 African Cup of Champions Clubs
 
Oryx Douala
First Title

Top scorersEdit

The top scorers from the 1964–65 African Cup of Champions Clubs are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Salif Kéïta   Stade Malien 3
2   Walter Ebellé   Oryx Douala 2
  Tiémoko Sinaté   Stade Malien 2

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