1973 African Cup of Champions Clubs

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1973 was the 9th 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.

1973 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
DatesApril - 16 December 1973
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsZaire AS Vita Club (1st title)
Runners-upGhana Asante Kotoko
Tournament statistics
Matches played44
Goals scored142 (3.23 per match)
Top scorer(s)Guinea Chérif Souleymane
(5 goals)
1972
1974

The tournament was played by 24 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. AS Vita Club from Zaire won the final, and became CAF club champion for the first time.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas   5–2   Mighty Barrolle 2–1 3–1
Kenya Breweries   2–2 (5–4 p)   Tele SC Asmara 1–1 1–1
CARA Brazzaville   3–2   Sports Dynamic 1–0 2–2
AS Forces Armées (Dakar)   4–6   Modèle Lomé 2–2 2–4
Fortior Mahajanga   6–3   Police FC 5–1 1–2
Horseed FC   3–6   Ismaily 3–1 0–5
Mighty Jets   2–21   AS Jeanne d'Arc 2–1 0–1
Young Africans   2–3   Al-Merrikh 1–2 1–1

1 AS Jeanne d'Arc withdrew after the 2nd leg.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Merrikh   1–4   Asante Kotoko 1–1 0–3
Kenya Breweries   4–3   Simba FC 3–1 1–2
Hafia FC   5–5 (3–2 p)   ASEC Mimosas 2–1 3–4
Ismaily   5–1   Al-Ahly Benghazi 4–1 1–0
Kabwe Warriors   7–0   Fortior Mahajanga 4–0 3–0
Léopard Douala   2–1   CARA Brazzaville 2–0 0–1
Stade Malien   2–1   Modèle Lomé 2–1 0–0
AS Vita Club   w/o1   Mighty Jets

1 Mighty Jets were forced to withdraw as they could not afford the cost of travel to Zaire for the first leg.

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kenya Breweries   1–21   Ismaily 0–0 1–2
Hafia FC   5–6   Léopard Douala 2–4 3–2
Kabwe Warriors   2–3   Asante Kotoko 2–1 0–2
Stade Malien   1–7   AS Vita Club 0–3 1–4

1 Ismaily SC withdrew after the 2nd leg.

Semi-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Kenya Breweries   1–4   Asante Kotoko 0–2 1–2
AS Vita Club   4–3   Léopard Douala 3–0 1–3

FinalEdit

Asante Kotoko  4–2  AS Vita Club
  • Jabir   8'
  • Sam   52', 57'
  • Acquah   59'
AS Vita Club  3–0  Asante Kotoko

ChampionEdit

African Cup of Champions Clubs
1973 Winners
 
AS Vita Club
First Title

Top scorersEdit

The top scorers from the 1973 African Cup of Champions Clubs are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Chérif Souleymane   Hafia FC 5
2   Laurent Pokou   ASEC Mimosas 4
3   Ismail Hefny   Ismaily 3
  Ossama Khalil   Ismaily 3
  Mayanga Maku   AS Vita Club 3
6   Roger Milla   Léopard Douala 2
  Sayed Abdel Razek   Ismaily 2
  Ali Abo Greisha   Ismaily 2
  Petit Sory   Hafia FC 2
  Bernard N'Guessan   ASEC Mimosas 2
  Ndaye Mulamba   AS Vita Club 2
  Joe Sam   Asante Kotoko 2
  Godfrey Chitalu   Kabwe Warriors 2

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