2005 CAF Confederation Cup

The 2005 CAF Confederation Cup was the second edition of the CAF Confederation Cup. It started with the preliminary round (home-and away ties) that was played in January and February 2005. FAR Rabat of Morocco beat Dolphins F.C. of Nigeria in the final.

2005 CAF Confederation Cup
Confederation of African Football Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates30 January – 19 November
Teams58
Final positions
ChampionsMorocco FAR Rabat (1st title)
Runners-upNigeria Dolphins FC
Tournament statistics
Matches played98
Goals scored266 (2.71 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ghana Eric Gawu
Morocco Khalid El Hirech
Nigeria Kelechi Osunwa
(7 goals each)
2004
2006

Qualifying roundsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

1st legs played 30 January 2005 and 2nd legs played 13 February 2005.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mogas 90   2–3   AS Douanes 1–3 1–0
Dakar UC   1–1 (1–3 p)   CODM Meknes 1–0 0–1
Armed Forces Football Club   w/o[A]   CI Kamsar
AS Nianan Koulikoro   1–2   Olympique Khouribga 1–1 0–1
Heart of Lions   w/o   ASAC Concorde
Sony Elá Nguema   1–1   Munisport de Pointe-Noire 0–0 1–1
SC Cilu   8–0   CO Bouaflé 3–0 5–0
ASFB Bobo   3–4   Al-Ittihad 3–0 0–4
Gazelle FC   3–3 (a)   FC 105 Libreville 3–1 0–2
Botswana Defence Force XI   4–2   Sonangol do Namibe 3–1 1–1
Savanne SC   2–4   Red Star 2–0 0–4
Kipanga   1–2   Kampala City Council 1–1 0–1
Green Buffaloes FC   2–3   APR FC 1–0 1–3
Ferroviário de Maputo   w/o[B]   Hwange Colliery F.C.
USCA Foot   4–2   Prisons FC 4–1 0–1
Banks SC   w/o   Chemelil Sugar
King Faisal Babes   bye[C]
Notes
  1. ^ Armed Forces were withdrawn by the Gambian FA.
  2. ^ Although the club had been sent by the deadline, ZIFA said Hwange Colliery were only allowed to take part if they won the Unity Cup final. When they lost and declined entering, ZIFA offered their position to Motor Action FC, but this was blocked by CAF.
  3. ^ King Faisal Babes were scheduled to play with the Sierra Leonean team, who were disqualified after their FA failed to enter a team by the deadline.

First roundEdit

1st legs played 5 March 2005 and 2nd legs played 19 March 2005.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AS Douanes   1–3   Stella Club d'Adjamé 1–0 0–3
CODM Meknès   0–3   AS Marsa 0–1 0–2
CI Kamsar   2–4   Bendel Insurance 1–1 1–3
King Faisal Babes   4–1   ASEC Ndiambour 3–0 1–1
Olympique Khouribga   2–4   MC Oran 2–0 0–4
ASAC Concorde   0–2   Bamboutos FC 0–0 0–2
Sony Elá Nguema   1–4   Enugu Rangers 0–1 1–3
SC Cilu   2–2 (a)   US Douala 2–1 0–1
Al-Ittihad   5–3   JS Kairouan 3–0 2–3
FC 105 Libreville   6–2   Interclube 3–1 3–1
Botswana Defence Force XI   1–2   FC Saint Eloi Lupopo 1–0 0–2
Red Star   1–13   Supersport United 1–4 0–9
Kampala City Council   0–1   APR FC 0–0 0–1
Clube Ferroviário de Maputo   0–3   Ismaily 0–1 0–2
USCA Foot   3–4   Al-Merreikh 3–1 0–3
Banks SC   1–3   Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab 0–0 1–3

Second roundEdit

1st legs played 8–11 April 2005 and 2nd legs played 23-24 April 2005.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stella Club d'Adjamé   1–2   AS Marsa 1–0 0–2
Bendel Insurance   0–1   King Faisal Babes 0–0 0–1
MC Oran   2–2 (a)   Bamboutos FC 2–1 0–1
Enugu Rangers   3–2   US Douala 3–1 0–1
Al-Ittihad   3–3 (a)   FC 105 Libreville 3–1 0–2
FC Saint Eloi Lupopo   2–2 (2–3 p)   SuperSport United 2–0 0–2
APR FC   w/o[D]   Ismaily
Al-Merreikh   3–4   Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab 3–1 0–3
Notes
  1. ^ APR FC requested a postponement for the 1st leg due to genocide commemorations, but they failed to inform CAF. Ismaily travelled to Nairobi, and Rwandan immigration officials refused their team entry into the country. APR were found guilty of improper conduct, ejected from the competition and fined $5000.

Play-off roundEdit

In this round, the 8 winners of the round of 16 play the losers of the round of 16 of the Champions League for 8 places in the group stage.
1st legs played May 6–8, 2005 and 2nd legs played May 21–23, 2005.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
USM Alger   2–2 (4–5 p)   AS Marsa 1–1 1–1
Africa Sports National   0–3   Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab 0–0 0–3
Kaizer Chiefs   w/o[E]   Ismaily
ASA   2–3   FC 105 Libreville 1–1 1–2
FAR Rabat   2–2 (a)   Enugu Rangers 1–0 1–2
Dolphins F.C.   6–3   SuperSport United 4–1 2–2
Red Arrows   3–4   King Faisal Babes 1–1 2–3
Fello Star   4–0   Bamboutos FC 1–0 3–0
Notes
  1. ^ Kaizer Chiefs withdrew; they were banned for three years from CAF tournaments and fined 1500$.

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners advance to the final

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  FAR Rabat 16 6 5 1 0 7 2 +5 Final
  King Faisal Babes 12 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4
  AS Marsa 7 6 2 1 3 6 6 0
  Fello Star 0 6 0 0 6 2 11 -9

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Dolphins FC 14 6 4 2 0 10 4 +6 Final
  Ismaily 11 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7
  Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab 6 6 2 0 4 6 8 -2
  FC 105 Libreville 3 6 1 0 5 4 15 -11

Knockout stageEdit

FinalEdit

The 1st leg was played on November 6 and the 2nd leg on November 19.

Dolphins FC  1–0  FAR Rabat
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Malick Sillah (Gambia)
FAR Rabat  3–0  Dolphins FC
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Hichem Guirat (Tunisia)

Top goalscorersEdit

The top scorers from the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Eric Gawu   King Faisal Babes 7
  Khalid El Hirech   AS Marsa 7
  Kelechi Osunwa   Dolphins FC 7
4   Alaa Abdel Ghany   Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab 5
  Abram Raselemane   Supersport United 5

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