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The 2012 CAF Confederation Cup (also known as the 2012 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 9th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

2012 CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates18 February – 25 November 2012
Teams48+8 (from 37 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsRepublic of the Congo AC Léopards (1st title)
Runners-upMali Djoliba
Tournament statistics
Matches played122
Goals scored285 (2.34 per match)
Top scorer(s)Republic of the Congo Rudy Guélord Bhebey Ndey
Mali Ismaïla Diarra
Zimbabwe Edward Sadomba
(5 goals)
2011
2013

AC Léopards from the Republic of the Congo won their first title, defeating Djoliba from Mali with a 4–3 win on aggregate in the final. They earned the right to play in the 2013 CAF Super Cup.

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Association team allocationEdit

Theoretically, up to 55 CAF member associations may enter the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter 2 teams in the competition. For this year's competition, CAF used 2006-10 5-Year ranking. As a result, a maximum of 67 teams could enter the tournament – although this level has never been reached.

Ranking systemEdit

CAF calculates points for each entrant association based on their clubs’ performance over the last 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, not taking into considering the running year. The criteria for points are the following:[1]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winner 5 points 4 points
Runner-up 4 points 3 points
Losing semi-finalists 3 points 2 points
3rd place in groups 2 points 1 point
4th place in groups 1 point 1 point

The points are multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follow:

  • 2010 – 5
  • 2009 – 4
  • 2008 – 3
  • 2007 – 2
  • 2006 – 1

Entrants listEdit

Below is the entrants list for the competition. Nations are shown according to their 2006–2010 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated. Teams were also seeded using their individual 2007–2011 5-Year team Ranking. The top sixteen sides (shown in bold) received byes to the first qualifying round.

Association Club Qualifying method
Associations with two entrants (Ranked 1–12)
  Tunisia
(1st - 97 pts)
CS Sfaxien 2010–11 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Club Africain 2010–11 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 fourth place
  Egypt
(2nd - 81 pts)
ENPPI
(one entrant only)
2010–11 Egypt Cup winner
  Congo DR
(3rd - 60 pts)
Saint Eloi Lupopo 2011 Linafoot third place
US Tshinkunku 2011 Coupe du Congo winner
  Nigeria
(4th - 58 pts)
Warri Wolves 2010–11 Nigeria Premier League third place
Heartland 2011 Nigerian FA Cup winner
  Sudan
(5th - 47 pts)
Alamal Atbara 2011 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Ahly Shendi 2011 Sudan Premier League fourth place
  Algeria
(6th - 45 pts)
ES Sétif
(one entrant only)
2010–11 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
  Morocco
(7th - 27 pts)
Wydad Casablanca 2010–11 Botola third place
CODM Meknès 2011 Coupe du Trône runner-up
  Mali
(8th - 21 pts)
AS Real Bamako 2010–11 Malian Première Division third place
Cercle Olympique de Bamako 2011 Malian Cup winner
  Zimbabwe
(9th - 18 pts)
Motor Action 2011 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League third place
Hwange 2011 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League fourth place
  Cameroon
(11th - 14 pts)
Union Douala 2010–11 Cameroonian Premier League third place
Unisport Bafang 2011 Cameroonian Cup runner-up
  Ivory Coast
(=12th - 13 pts)
Séwé Sports 2011 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division third place
ASEC Mimosas 2011 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Associations with one entrant (Fewer ranking points than the 12th CAF association)
  Angola
(=12th - 13 pts)
Interclube 2011 Angola Cup winner
  Zambia
(=12th - 13 pts)
Red Arrows 2011 Zambian Premier League runner-up
  Ghana
(15th - 6 pts)
Nania 2010–11 Ghanaian FA Cup winner
  Niger
(=16th - 5 pts)
Sahel SC 2011 Niger Cup winner
  South Africa
(=16th - 5 pts)
Black Leopards 2011 Nedbank Cup runner-up
  Equatorial Guinea
(18th - 1 pt)
Atlético Semu 2011 Equatoguinean Cup winner
  Benin Dragons 2011 Benin Cup winner
  Botswana Extension Gunners 2011 Botswana FA Challenge Cup winner
  Burkina Faso Étoile Filante 2011 Coupe du Faso winner
  Burundi LLB Académic 2011 Burundian Cup winner
  Central African Republic AS Tempête Mocaf 2011 Central African Republic Coupe Nationale winner
  Chad Renaissance 2011 Coupe de Ligue de N'Djaména winner
  Congo AC Léopards 2011 Coupe du Congo winner
  Ethiopia Saint George SA 2010–11 Ethiopian Cup winner
  Gabon AS Mangasport 2011 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs winner
  Gambia Gamtel 2011 Gambian Cup winner
  Guinea FC Séquence 2011 Guinée Coupe Nationale winner
  Guinea-Bissau ADR Desportivo de Mansabá 2011 Taça Nacional da Guiné Bissau winner
  Kenya Gor Mahia 2011 FKL Cup winner
  Liberia Invincible Eleven 2011 Liberian Cup winner
  Madagascar Tana Formation 2011 Coupe de Madagascar runner-up
  Mozambique Ferroviário de Maputo 2011 Taça de Moçambique winner
  Rwanda Kiyovu Sports 2010–11 Rwandan Premier League runner-up
  Senegal Casa Sport 2011 Senegal FA Cup winner
  Sierra Leone FC Kallon 2011 Sierra Leone National Premier League runner-up
  Swaziland Royal Leopards 2011 Swazi Cup winner
  Tanzania Simba 2010–11 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
  Zanzibar Jamhuri 2011 Zanzibar Premier League runner-up
Notes

Moreover, eight losers from the 2012 CAF Champions League second round entered the play-off round:

Round and draw datesEdit

Schedule of dates for 2012 competition.[5]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 9 December 2011
(Cairo, Egypt)
17–19 February 2–4 March
First round 23–25 March 6–8 April
Second round
(1st Round of 16)
27–29 April 11–13 May
Play-off round
(2nd Round of 16)
15 May 2012
(Cairo, Egypt)[6]
29 June–1 July 13–15 July
Group stage Matchday 1 3–5 August
Matchday 2 17–19 August
Matchday 3 31 August–2 September
Matchday 4 14–16 September
Matchday 5 5–7 October
Matchday 6 19–21 October
Knock-out stage Semifinals 2–4 November 9–11 November
Final 16–18 November 23–25 November

Qualifying roundsEdit

The fixtures for the preliminary, first and second qualifying rounds were announced on 9 December 2011.[7]

Qualification ties were 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 was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shootout (no extra time was played).[8]

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dragons   1–2   Étoile Filante 1–0 0–2
Nania   w/o1   FC Séquence
Union Douala   1–2   FC Kallon 1–0 0–2
Black Leopards   3–1   Motor Action 1–1 2–0
Red Arrows   0–1   Royal Leopards 0–0 0–1
AS Mangasport   0–5   Saint George SA 0–1 0–4
Kiyovu Sports   2–3   Simba 1–1 1–2
Ferroviário de Maputo   4–0   Gor Mahia 3–0 1–0
Séwé Sports   0–1   Unisport Bafang 0–1 0–0
AC Léopards   4–2   AS Tempête Mocaf 2–0 2–2
LLB Académic   5–0   Atlético Semu 3–0 2–0
Renaissance   4–2   Sahel SC 2–0 2–2
ADR Desportivo de Mansabá   w/o2   Invincible Eleven
Gamtel   1–1 (4–3 p)   Casa Sport 1–0 0–1
Extension Gunners   2–3   Tana Formation 2–1 0–2
Jamhuri   1–7   Hwange 0–3 1–4
Notes
  • Note 1: FC Séquence advanced to the first round after Nania withdrew.
  • Note 2: Invincible Eleven advanced to the first round after ADR Desportivo de Mansabá withdrew.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile Filante   2–4   ASEC Mimosas 2–2 0–2
FC Séquence   0–5   CODM Meknès 0–2 0–3
FC Kallon   0–2   Warri Wolves 0–0 0–2
Black Leopards   6–4   Saint Eloi Lupopo 4–2 2–2
Royal Leopards   3–2   US Tshinkunku 1–1 2–1
Saint George SA   1–3   Club Africain 1–1 0–2
Simba   3–3 (a)   ES Sétif 2–0 1–3
Ferroviário de Maputo   0–3   Al-Ahly Shendi 0–1 0–2
Unisport Bafang   1–2   Heartland 0–0 1–2
AC Léopards   3–2   CS Sfaxien 1–2 2–0
LLB Académic   2–5   ENPPI 1–1 1–4
Renaissance   4–5   Cercle Olympique de Bamako 3–2 1–3
Invincible Eleven   1–6   Wydad Casablanca 0–2 1–4
Gamtel   2–3   AS Real Bamako 1–0 1–3
Tana Formation   2–2 (5–6 p)   Inter Luanda 2–0 0–2
Hwange   1–1 (a)   Alamal Atbara 1–1 0–0

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASEC Mimosas   1–1 (a)   CODM Meknès 1–1 0–0
Warri Wolves   3–3 (a)   Black Leopards 3–1 0–2
Royal Leopards   2–5   Club Africain 0–1 2–4
Simba   3–3 (8–9 p)   Al-Ahly Shendi 3–0 0–3
Heartland   4–4 (a)   AC Léopards 3–2 1–2
ENPPI   3–4   Cercle Olympique de Bamako 3–1 0–3
Wydad Casablanca   3–1   AS Real Bamako 3–0 0–1
Inter Luanda   6–1   Alamal Atbara 4–1 2–0

Play-off roundEdit

In the play-off round, the winners from the second round played against the losers from the 2012 CAF Champions League second round.[8] The winners of the CAF Confederation Cup second round hosted the second leg at home.

The draw for the play-off round and group stage was held on 15 May 2012.[9] For the play-off round draw, two teams were seeded (using their individual 2007–2011 5-Year team Ranking),[10] and for the group stage draw, the winners of the play-off round ties involving them were seeded into Pot 1, and the winners of the remaining ties were seeded into Pot 2. Each group contained one team from Pot 1 and three teams from Pot 2.[11]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maghreb de Fès   1–2   AC Léopards 1–0 0–2
Al-Hilal   3–0   Cercle Olympique de Bamako 2–0 1–0
AFAD Djékanou   0–1   Wydad Casablanca 0–1 0–0
Al-Merreikh   3–2   Black Leopards 3–2 0–0
Djoliba   2–2 (4–3 p)   Club Africain 2–0 0–2
Dynamos   0–1   Inter Luanda 0–0 0–1
Stade Malien   4–1   CODM Meknès 3–0 1–1
Coton Sport   1–2   Al-Ahly Shendi 1–0 0–2

Group stageEdit

The matchdays were 3–5 August, 17–19 August, 31 August–2 September, 14–16 September, 5–7 October, and 19–21 October.[12]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Semifinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Merreikh 6 4 2 0 8 3 +5 14
  Al-Hilal 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11
  Inter Luanda 6 1 2 3 3 7 −4 5
  Al-Ahly Shendi 6 1 0 5 3 9 −6 3
  AHL HIL MER INT
Al-Ahly Shendi 1–2 0–1 1–2
Al-Hilal 2–0 1–1 3–0
Al-Merreikh 2–0 3–2 1–0
Inter Luanda 0–1 1–1 0–0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Djoliba 6 4 1 1 9 7 +2 13
  AC Léopards 6 2 3 1 8 6 +2 9
  Wydad Casablanca 6 1 3 2 10 10 0 6
  Stade Malien 6 0 3 3 6 10 −4 3
  LEO DJO SMA WAC
AC Léopards 3–0 1–0 1–1
Djoliba 1–1 2–1 2–1
Stade Malien 1–1 0–2 3–3
Wydad Casablanca 3–1 1–2 1–1

Knock-out stageEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AC Léopards   2–1   Al-Merreikh 2–1 0–0
Al-Hilal   2–2 (6–7 p)   Djoliba 2–0 0–2

FinalEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Djoliba   3–4   AC Léopards 2–2 1–2

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Super division 2011 (10e journée) / Asec-AFAD 1-2 : Les Académiciens en Ligue des Champions" [2011 Super Division (10th day) / Asec-AFAD 1-2: Academicians in the Champions League]. Le Patriote (Abidjan) (in French). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ "CAF diminui participação angolana nas afrotaças" [Angolan participation in CAF club competitions decreases]. Agência AngolaPress (in Portuguese). 28 July 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Nkwazi Demoted, Arrows Finish Second". Lusaka Times. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Dates fixed for Inter-clubs Competitions 2012" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  6. ^ "CAF Meetings and Inter-Clubs Competitions draw set for May 15th 2012". Cafonline.com. 7 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Fixtures of the preliminary round - 16th CC 2012" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  9. ^ "CAF interclubs final draw result". Confédération Africaine de Football. 15 May 2012.
  10. ^ "Orange Champions League and Orange Confederation Cup club ranking" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 15 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Orange Confederation Cup Draw procedure" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 15 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Orange Confederation Cup fixtures" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 15 May 2012.

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