1988 Arab Club Champions Cup

The 1988 Arab Club Champions Cup was played in United Arab Emirates in the city of Sharjah. Al-Ettifaq won the championship for the first time beating in the final Club Africain.

1988 Arab Club Champions Cup
بطولة الأندية العربية لأبطال الدوري 1988
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Dates20 October – 4 November
Teams10 (from 2 confederations) (from 9 associations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsSaudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq (2nd title)
Runners-upTunisia Club Africain
Third placeIraq Al-Shabab Baghdad
Fourth placeOman Fanja SC
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored54 (2.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Sadoun Hamoud (5 goals)
Best goalkeeperSaudi Arabia Mubarak Al-Dosari
1987
1989

ParticipantsEdit

Participants
Zone Team Qualifying method
  Sharjah SC 1986–87 UAE League winner and Hosts
  Al-Rasheed Holders
Zone 1   Kazma SC 1986–87 Kuwaiti Premier League winners
  Fanja SC 1986–87 Omani League winners
Zone 2   Al-Ettifaq 1986–87 Saudi Premier League winners
  Al-Merrikh Sudan Premier League runners-up
Zone 3   Mouloudia d'Oran 1986–87 Algerian Championship runners-up
  KAC Marrakech 1986–87 Moroccan League runners up
  ASC Wharf Mauritanian representative
  Club Africain 1986–87 Tunisian Championship runners-up
Zone 4   Al-Shabab Baghdad 1986–87 Iraqi League third place
  Al-Dhifatain SC 1986–87 Jordan League winners
  Palestine SC West Bank Premier League representative
  Jableh SC 1986–87 Syrian Premier League winners

Preliminary roundEdit

Zone 1 (Gulf Area)Edit

Kazma SC and Fanja SC advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 2 (Red Sea)Edit

Al-Ettifaq and Al-Merrikh advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 3 (North Africa)Edit

Preliminary round tournament held in Tunis, Tunisia.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Club Africain (H) 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
  KAC Marrakech 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 4
  Mouloudia d'Oran 3 1 1 1 9 2 +7 3
  ASC Wharf 3 0 0 3 0 13 −13 0
  Al-Nasr Benghazi (W) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Hosts; (W) Withdrew
Club Africain  2 – 0  ASC Wharf
  • Touati  
  • ?  

Club Africain  1 – 1  Mouloudia d'Oran
KAC Marrakech  4 – 0  ASC Wharf

Club Africain  2 – 1  KAC Marrakech
Referee: Omar Ali Shoqer (Saudi Arabia)
Mouloudia d'Oran  8 – 0  ASC Wharf
Club Africain and KAC Marrakech advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 4 (East Region)Edit

Preliminary round tournament held in Damascus, Syria from 4 to 10 August 1988.[1]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Shabab Baghdad 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 5
  Jableh SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Al-Dhifatain SC 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 2
  Palestine SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Al-Shabab Baghdad  1 – 1  Jableh SC
Gorgis   ' Ramadan   '
Al-Dhifatain SC  1 – 0  Palestine SC
وليد خاص

Al-Shabab Baghdad  1 – 0  Palestine SC
Hadi   '
Jableh SC  2 – 1  Al-Dhifatain SC
Ramadan   ' محمد المشة

Al-Shabab Baghdad  3 – 0  Al-Dhifatain SC
Abdel Reda   ', '
Jassem   '

Al-Shabab Baghdad and Jableh SC advanced to the final tournament.

Final tournamentEdit

Final tournament held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates from 21 October to 4 November 1988.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Club Africain 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 6
  Fanja SC 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
  Al-Rasheed 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 5
  Jableh SC 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 3
  Al-Merrikh 4 0 1 3 3 6 −3 1
Fanja SC  2 – 0  Jableh SC
Khamis   85'
Hamid   89'
Club Africain  2 – 1  Al-Merrikh
Yâakoubi   3'
Abdelhak   25'
Osama Suksuk   7'

Club Africain  2 – 0  Jableh SC
Touati   30', 70'
Al-Rasheed  2 – 1  Fanja SC
Radhi   32', 53' (pen.) Hamoud   9'

Club Africain  1 – 1  Al-Rasheed
Touati   55' Radhi   45'
Al-Merrikh  2 – 2  Jableh SC
Osama Suksuk   3'
Abdelghani   79'
Shalbi   11'
Shehada   81'

Al-Rasheed  1 – 0  Al-Merrikh
Radhi   88'
Club Africain  0 – 0  Fanja SC

Jableh SC  1 – 0  Al-Rasheed
Ramadan   56'
Fanja SC  1 – 0  Al-Merrikh
Hamid   37'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Ettifaq 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 6
  Al-Shabab Baghdad 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 4
  KAC Marrakech 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 4
  Sharjah SC 4 1 2 1 4 5 −1 4
  Kazma SC 4 1 0 3 3 6 −3 2
Sharjah SC  2 – 2  Al-Ettifaq
Mohammed   26'
Thani   85'
Saleh   19'
Al-Shaiha   40' (pen.)

Sharjah SC  0 – 2  Al-Shabab Baghdad
Mohammed   36'
Hadi   69'
KAC Marrakech  1 – 0  Kazma SC
Kadi   39'

Sharjah SC  2 – 1  Kazma SC
Thani   7'
Al-Arsour   80'
Hamza   4'
Al-Ettifaq  2 – 2  Al-Shabab Baghdad
Hamoud   4'
Al-Shaiha   15' (pen.)
Jasem   34'
Rahim   44'

Sharjah SC  0 – 0  KAC Marrakech
Al-Ettifaq  3 – 1  Kazma SC
Hamoud   56', 63', 82' Haji   77'

Al-Ettifaq  1 – 0  KAC Marrakech
Al-Shaiha   70' (pen.)
Al-Shabab Baghdad  0 – 1  Kazma SC
Al Rahman   23'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 November – Sharjah
 
 
  Al-Ettifaq3
 
4 November – Sharjah
 
  Fanja SC1
 
  Al-Ettifaq (p)1 (4)
 
2 November – Sharjah
 
  Club Africain1 (2)
 
  Club Africain (p)2 (4)
 
 
  Al-Shabab2 (2)
 
Third place
 
 
4 November – Sharjah
 
 
  Al-Shabab3
 
 
  Fanja SC2

Semi-finalsEdit

Al-Ettifaq  3 – 1  Fanja SC
Al-Dbikhi   10'
Al-Shaiha   18' (pen.)
S. Hamoud   31'
M. A. Hamoud   75'

Club Africain  2 – 2  Al-Shabab Baghdad
Rasheed   25' (o.g.)
Touati   55'
Almi   49' (o.g.)
Hadi   83'
Penalties
4 – 2

Third place matchEdit

Al-Shabab Baghdad  3 – 2  Fanja SC
Alawi   28'
Mohammed   58'
Raheem   60'
Khamis   80'
Al-Amburi   90'

FinalEdit

Al-Ettifaq  1 – 1  Club Africain
Al-Dbikhi   25' Amdouni   18'
Penalties
Meflah   4 – 2
Attendance: 27,500
Referee: Rachid Medjiba (Algeria)

WinnersEdit

1988 Arab Club Champions Cup winners
 
Al-Ettifaq
Second title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Al-Shabab finish third in 1988 Arab Champions Cup". Sport & Youth Magazine. M. Benboua. September 5, 2009.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit