2000 CAF Champions League Final
Ohene Djan Stadium hosted the podium where Hearts of Oak lifted the trophy
|Event||2000 CAF Champions League|
|Date||2 December 2000|
|Venue||Stade El Menzah, Tunis|
|Referee||Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)|
|Date||17 December 2000|
|Venue||Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra|
|Referee||Robin Williams (South Africa)|
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|
Stade El MenzahEdit
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. The VIP section consists of a grandstand and 2 salons that can accommodate 300 people in a "cocktail" configuration.
Ohene Djan StadiumEdit
The Accra Sports Stadium, formerly named the Ohene Djan Stadium is a multi-use, 39,800 all-seater stadium in Accra. Ghana, mostly used for association football matches. It is also used for rugby union.
The stadium was inaugurated in 1952 by a football match played between Accra XI and Kumasi XI.
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)|
|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
|Final standings||Group B Winner
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).
|ES Tunis||1–2||Hearts of Oak|
Notes and referencesEdit
- 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.
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