2000 CAF Champions League Final

The 2000 CAF Champions League Final was a football tie held over two legs in December 2000. Hearts of Oak of Ghana beat Espérance of Tunisia 5-2.[1]

2000 CAF Champions League Final
Ohene Djan stadium, Accra.jpg
Ohene Djan Stadium hosted the podium where Hearts of Oak lifted the trophy
Event2000 CAF Champions League
On aggregate
First leg
Date2 December 2000
VenueStade El Menzah, Tunis
RefereeLim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
Attendance30,000
Second leg
Date17 December 2000
VenueOhene Djan Stadium, Accra
RefereeRobin Williams (South Africa)
Attendance45,000
1999
2001

Qualified teamsEdit

In the following table, finals until 1996 were in the African Cup of Champions Club era, since 1997 were in the CAF Champions League era.

Team Region Previous finals appearances (bold indicates winners)
  ES Tunis UNAF (North Africa) 1994, 1999
  Hearts of Oak WAFU (West Africa) 1977, 1979

VenuesEdit

Stade El MenzahEdit

 
Stade El Menzah in Tunis, Tunisia hosted the first leg.

Stade Olympique El Menzah is a multi-purpose stadium, located in the north of Tunis, Tunisia.

It is built to host the 1967 Mediterranean Games at the same time as the Olympic swimming pool and gymnasium. Since then, it is an integral part of Tunisia's main sports complex. Tunisia's three major football teams, ES Tunis, Club Africain and Stade Tunisien played their games there. The stadium is completely renovated for the 1994 African Cup of Nations. It has a capacity of 39,858 seats.[2] The VIP section consists of a grandstand and 2 salons that can accommodate 300 people in a "cocktail" configuration.

Ohene Djan StadiumEdit

 
Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, Ghana hosted the second leg.

The Accra Sports Stadium, formerly named the Ohene Djan Stadium is a multi-use, 39,800 all-seater stadium in Accra.[3] Ghana, mostly used for association football matches. It is also used for rugby union.[4]

The stadium was inaugurated in 1952 by a football match played between Accra XI and Kumasi XI.

The stadium is also the home of one of Africa's most popular clubs, Hearts of Oak as well as Great Olympics, but Ghana's national team matches are sometimes played there.

During the 2000 African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria, the stadium hosted 9 matches,[5] and was also the venue of the 1978 final.


Road to finalEdit


  ES Tunis Round   Hears of Oak
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying rounds Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  APR FC 7–0 7–0 (H) withdrew (A) First round   Horoya AC 4–3 2–1 (H) 2–2 (A)
  Djoliba AC 4–3 3–2 (H) 1–1 (A) Second round   DC Motema Pembe 4–3 4–1 (H) 0–2 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
  Sable FC 4–0 (H) Matchday 1   Al Ahly 2–1 (H)
  Africa Sports 1–2 (A) Matchday 2   Jeanne d'Arc 4–2 (A)
  Mamelodi Sundowns 3–2 (H) Matchday 3   Lobi Stars 2–0 (A)
  Mamelodi Sundowns 0–2 (A) Matchday 4   Lobi Stars 2–0 (H)
  Sable FC 2–1 (A) Matchday 5   Al Ahly SC 1–1 (A)
  Africa Sports 2–0 (H) Matchday 6   Jeanne d'Arc 1–1 (H)
Group A Winner
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  ES Tunis 12 6 4 0 2 12 7 +5
  Mamelodi Sundowns 12 6 4 0 2 11 11 0
  Africa Sports 10 6 3 1 2 12 8 +4
  Sable FC 1 6 0 1 5 5 14 -9
Final standings Group B Winner
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Hearts of Oak 14 6 4 2 0 12 5 +7
  Al Ahly 8 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1
  Lobi Stars 7 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2
  Jeanne d'Arc 3 6 0 3 3 6 12 -6

FormatEdit

The final was decided over two legs, with aggregate goals used to determine the winner. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule would have been applied, and if still level, the tie would have proceeded directly to a penalty shootout (no extra time is played).[6]

MatchesEdit

First legEdit

ES Tunis  1–2  Hearts of Oak
Attendance: 30,000

Second legEdit

Hearts of Oak  3–1[a]  ES Tunis

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match was interrupted for 18 minutes at 75' with ES Tunis leading 1–0 after teargas was fired into a rioting crowd by police, with one canister landing in the VIP box.ES Tunis protested against the result, but the protest was rejected. It was also marred by the antics of Espérance's goalkeeper Chokri El Ouaer who deliberately injured himself with the intent to get the game abandoned since Espérance had exhausted their substitution. He was banned for one year by CAF for gamesmanship after the game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stokkermans, Karel. "African Club Competitions 200". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "World Stadiums - Stadiums Ghana". www.worldstadiums.com.
  4. ^ "Conquerors blow Hurricanes away in Rugby Championship Final - X Live Africa". xliveafrica.com.
  5. ^ "Accra National Stadium". Cup of Nations Venue Guide. BBC. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
  6. ^ Regulations of the CAF Champions League