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1997 Afro-Asian Club Championship

The 1997 Afro-Asian Club Championship, was the 10th Afro-Asian Club Championship competition endorsed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC), contested between the winners of the African Champions' Cup and the Asian Club Championship.

1997 Afro-Asian Club Championship
Zamalek won on away goals
First leg
Date16 November 1997
VenuePohang Steel Yard, Pohang
RefereeMasayoshi Okada (Japan)
Second leg
Date5 December 1997
VenueCairo Stadium, Cairo
RefereeMourad Daami (Tunisia)

The final was contested in two-legged home-and-away format between Korean team Pohang Steel the 1996–97 Asian Club Championship winner. and Egyptian team Zamalek, the 1996 African Cup of Champions Clubs winner, The first leg was hosted by Pohang Steel at the Pohang Steel Yard in Pohang on 16 November 1997, while the second leg was hosted by Zamalek at Cairo Stadium in Cairo on 5 December 1997.

Aggregate was 2–2, Zamalek won on away goals, became the first (and only) club to win the Championship for 2 times.


Team Qualification Previous participation (bold indicates winners)
  Pohang Steelers 1996–97 Asian Club Championship winner None
  Zamalek 1996 African Cup of Champions Clubs winner 1987, 1994

Match detailsEdit

First legEdit

Pohang Steelers

Second legEdit

Zamalek  1–0  Pohang Steelers
Sabry   19'
Pohang Steelers
1997 Afro-Asian Club
Championship winners
Second title


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