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2013 CAF Confederation Cup

The 2013 CAF Confederation Cup (also known as the 2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 10th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The winner earned the right to play in the 2014 CAF Super Cup.[1] The defending champions AC Léopards did not enter the tournament as they qualified for the 2013 CAF Champions League and reached the group stage.

2013 CAF Confederation Cup
2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates16 February – 30 November 2013
Teams51+8 (from 41 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsTunisia CS Sfaxien (3rd title)
Runners-upDemocratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
Tournament statistics
Matches played129
Goals scored300 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ivory Coast Vincent Die Foneye
Tanzania Mbwana Samatta
Mozambique Sonito
(6 goals)
2012
2014

In the final, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia defeated TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and were crowned CAF Confederation Cup champions for a record third time.[2]

Association team allocationEdit

All 56 CAF member associations may enter the CAF Confederation Cup, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter two teams in the competition. The title holders could also enter if they had not already qualified for the CAF Champions League or CAF Confederation Cup.[1] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 69 teams could enter the tournament (plus eight teams eliminated from the CAF Champions League which entered the play-off round) – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF used the 2007–2011 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculated points for each association based on their clubs’ performance over those 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup. The criteria for points were the following:[3]

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 were multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follows:

  • 2011 – 5
  • 2010 – 4
  • 2009 – 3
  • 2008 – 2
  • 2007 – 1

TeamsEdit

The following teams entered the competition. Teams in bold received a bye to the first round. The other teams entered the preliminary round.

Associations are shown according to their 2007–2011 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated.

Association Team Qualifying method
Associations eligible to enter two teams (Ranked 1–12)
  Tunisia
(1st – 100 pts)
CS Sfaxien 2011–12 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Étoile du Sahel 2011–12 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 fourth place
  Nigeria
(2nd – 70 pts)
Lobi Stars 2012 Nigeria Premier League third place
Heartland 2012 Nigerian FA Cup winner
  Egypt
(3rd – 64 pts)
Ismaily 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place[Note EGY]
ENPPI 2011 Egypt Cup winner[Note EGY]
  Morocco
(4th – 62 pts)
Wydad Casablanca 2011–12 Botola third place
FAR Rabat 2012 Coupe du Trône runner-up
  Congo DR
(5th – 49 pts)
DC Motema Pembe 2012 Linafoot third place
CS Don Bosco 2012 Coupe du Congo winner
  Sudan
(6th – 47 pts)
Al-Ahly Shendi 2012 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Khartoum 2012 Sudan Premier League fourth place
  Algeria
(7th – 43 pts)
USM Alger
(one entrant only)
2011–12 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
  Cameroon
(8th – 19 pts)
Panthère du Ndé 2012 Cameroonian Premier League third place
Unisport Bafang 2012 Cameroonian Cup winner
  Angola
(9th – 18 pts)
Petro de Luanda 2012 Taça de Angola winner
Recreativo da Caála 2012 Taça de Angola runner-up
  Mali
(10th – 16 pts)
US Bougouni 2012 Malian Cup winner
Onze Créateurs 2012 Malian Cup runner-up
  Ivory Coast
(T-12th – 11 pts)
ASEC Mimosas 2012 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division third place
Stella Club d'Adjamé 2012 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Associations eligible to enter one team
  Libya
(T-12th – 11 pts)
Al-Nasr 2009–10 Libyan Cup winner[Note LBY]
  Zambia
(14th – 10 pts)
Power Dynamos 2012 Zambian Premier League runner-up
  Niger
(15th – 4 pts)
Sahel 2012 Niger Cup winner
  Ghana
(16th – 2 pts)
New Edubiase United 2011–12 Ghanaian FA Cup winner
  South Africa
(17th – 1 pt)
SuperSport United 2012 Nedbank Cup winner
  Benin Mogas 90 2012 Benin Cup winner
  Botswana Gaborone United 2012 Botswana FA Challenge Cup winner
  Burkina Faso Rail Club du Kadiogo 2012 Coupe du Faso winner
  Burundi LLB Académic 2012 Burundian Cup winner
  Central African Republic Anges de Fatima 2012 Central African Republic Coupe Nationale finalist
  Chad Elect-Sport 2012 Coupe de Ligue de N'Djaména winner
  Congo Diables Noirs 2012 Coupe du Congo winner
  Equatorial Guinea The Panthers 2012 Equatoguinean Cup winner
  Ethiopia Dedebit 2011–12 Ethiopian Premier League runner-up
  Gabon US Bitam 2011–12 Gabon Championnat National D1 runner-up
  Gambia Gamtel 2012 Gambian Cup winner
  Guinea Séquence 2012 Guinée Coupe Nationale winner
  Kenya Gor Mahia 2012 FKF President's Cup winner
  Liberia Barrack Young Controllers II 2012 Liberian Cup winner
  Madagascar TCO Boeny 2012 Coupe de Madagascar winner
  Mozambique Liga Muçulmana 2012 Taça de Moçambique winner
  Rwanda Police 2011–12 Primus National Football League runner-up
  São Tomé and Príncipe Desportivo de Guadalupe 2012 Taça Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe runner-up
  Senegal HLM 2012 Senegal FA Cup winner
  Seychelles Anse Réunion 2012 Seychelles FA Cup winner
  Sierra Leone Johansen 2011–12 Sierra Leone National Premier League fourth place
  South Sudan El Nasir 2012 South Sudan National Cup winner
  Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders 2012 Swazi Cup runner-up
  Tanzania Azam 2011–12 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
  Togo AS Douanes Lomé 2011–12 Togolese Championnat National runner-up
Notes
  1. ^ a b Egypt (EGY): The 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League third place and the 2012 Egypt Cup winner would originally represent Egypt in this tournament, but due of their cancellation, the 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place and the 2011 Egypt Cup winner were selected to represent Egypt.[4]
  2. ^ Libya (LBY): As there were no club football in Libya in 2012, the 2009–10 Libyan Cup winner (last completed season) was selected to represent Libya.[5]

The following associations did not enter a team: Zimbabwe (11th – 13 pts), Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Réunion, Somalia, Uganda, Zanzibar.

Moreover, the eight losers of the 2013 CAF Champions League second round entered the play-off round.

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt).

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 9 December 2012[6] 15–17 February 2013 1–3 March 2013
First round 15–17 March 2013 5–7 April 2013
Second round 19–21 April 2013 3–5 May 2013
Play-off round 7 May 2013[7] 17–19 May 2013 31 May–2 June 2013
Group stage Matchday 1 14 May 2013[7] 19–21 July 2013
Matchday 2 2–4 August 2013
Matchday 3 16–18 August 2013
Matchday 4 30 August–1 September 2013
Matchday 5 13–15 September 2013
Matchday 6 20–22 September 2013
Knock-out stage Semi-finals 4–6 October 2013 18–20 October 2013
Final 22–24 November 2013 29 November–1 December 2013

Qualifying roundsEdit

The draw for the preliminary, first and second qualifying rounds was held on 9 December 2012, and the fixtures were announced by the CAF on 10 December 2012.[8]

Qualification ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. 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 shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gor Mahia   5–0   Anse Réunion 0–0 5–0
CS Don Bosco   3–4   SuperSport United 0–1 3–3
Gaborone United   2–3   Liga Muçulmana 2–2 0–1
Mogas 90   w/o[A]   AS Douanes Lomé
Rail Club du Kadiogo   2–1   Sahel 1–1 1–0
LLB Académic   2–1   Police 1–0 1–1
Panthère du Ndé   3–1   Elect-Sport 2–0 1–1
Desportivo de Guadalupe   1–17   US Bitam 0–5 1–12
Anges de Fatima   2–5   Dedebit 0–4 2–1
TCO Boeny   3–3 (5–3 p)   Mbabane Highlanders 1–2 2–1
Gamtel   5–2   HLM 2–1 3–1
New Edubiase United   1–1 (4–5 p)   Diables Noirs 1–0 0–1
The Panthers   3–0   Séquence 1–0 2–0
Power Dynamos   1–2   Recreativo da Caála 1–0 0–2
Unisport Bafang   0–3   US Bougouni 0–1 0–2
Stella Club d'Adjamé   1–4   Onze Créateurs 1–1 0–3
Barrack Young Controllers II   1–0   Johansen 1–0 0–0
Azam   8–1   El Nasir 3–1 5–0
Al-Nasr   1–0   Al-Khartoum 0–0 1–0
Notes
  1. ^ AS Douanes advanced to the first round after Mogas 90 withdrew.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ENPPI   3–0   Gor Mahia 3–0 0–0
Petro Luanda   0–2   SuperSport United 0–0 0–2
Lobi Stars   4–8   Liga Muçulmana 3–1 1–7
Wydad Casablanca   4–1   AS Douanes Lomé 3–0 1–1
Rail Club du Kadiogo   2–3[B]   ASEC Mimosas 1–2 1–1
DC Motema Pembe   1–2   LLB Académic 1–0 0–2
USM Alger   4–2   Panthère du Ndé 1–0 3–2
Heartland   w/o[C]   US Bitam 2–1
Al-Ahly Shendi   1–0   Dedebit 1–0 0–0
Ismaily   4–2   TCO Boeny 2–0 2–2
CS Sfaxien   7–3   Gamtel 4–2 3–1
Diables Noirs   6–1   The Panthers 6–1 0–0
Recreativo da Caála   6–0   US Bougouni 4–0 2–0
Étoile du Sahel   5–3   Onze Créateurs 2–1 3–2
Barrack Young Controllers II   1–2   Azam 1–2 0–0
FAR Rabat   2–1   Al-Nasr 1–0 1–1
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.
  2. ^ US Bitam advanced to the second round after Heartland arrived late for the second leg, as per ruling made by the CAF.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ENPPI   3–1   SuperSport United 0–0 3–1
Liga Muçulmana   3–3 (a)   Wydad Casablanca 2–0 1–3
ASEC Mimosas   1–1 (2–4 p)   LLB Académic 1–0 0–1
USM Alger   0–3   US Bitam 0–0 0–3
Al-Ahly Shendi   0–0 (3–4 p)   Ismaily 0–0 0–0
CS Sfaxien   4–2   Diables Noirs 3–1 1–1
Recreativo da Caála   2–7   Étoile du Sahel 1–1 1–6
Azam   1–2   FAR Rabat 0–0 1–2

Play-off roundEdit

The draw for the play-off round was held on 7 May 2013.[9] The winners of the Confederation Cup second round were drawn against the losers of the Champions League second round, with the former hosting the second leg.[1]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stade Malien   6–0   LLB Académic 5–0 1–0
Enugu Rangers   w/o[D]   CS Sfaxien 1–0 0–0
FUS Rabat   4–3   FAR Rabat 1–0 3–3
CA Bizertin   3–1   Ismaily 3–0 0–1
ES Sétif   2–2 (5–3 p)   US Bitam 2–0 0–2
JSM Béjaïa   3–4   Étoile du Sahel 2–2 1–2
TP Mazembe   5–2   Liga Muçulmana 4–0 1–2
Saint George   3–3 (a)   ENPPI 2–0 1–3
Notes
  1. ^ CS Sfaxien advanced to the group stage after Enugu Rangers, which had originally won 1–0 on aggregate, was ruled by the CAF to have fielded an ineligible player in the second leg and thus disqualified.

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 14 May 2013.[10] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four. Each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[1]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned
  3. Away goals scored in games between the teams concerned
  4. Goal difference in all games
  5. Goals scored in all games

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CSS SM ESS SG
  CS Sfaxien 6 4 2 0 8 3 +5 14 0–0 1–0 1–0
  Stade Malien 6 2 2 2 3 4 −1 8 1–2 0–0 1–0
  Étoile du Sahel 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6 1–1 0–1 2–1
  Saint George 6 1 1 4 4 7 −3 4 1–3 2–0 0–0

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts TPM CAB FUS ESS
  TP Mazembe 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 1–0 3–0 4–2
  CA Bizertin 6 2 2 2 3 3 0 8[a] 1–0 1–0 0–0
  FUS Rabat 6 2 2 2 5 6 −1 8[a] 2–0 1–1 1–0
  ES Sétif 6 1 3 2 5 7 −2 6 1–1 1–0 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Tiebreakers: CA Bizertin are ranked ahead of FUS Rabat on head-to-head record.

Knock-out stageEdit

Knock-out ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. 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 shoot-out (no extra time was played).[1]

BracketEdit

  Semi-Finals Final
                         
  CA Bizertin 0 0 0  
  CS Sfaxien 0 1 1  
      CS Sfaxien 2 1 3
    TP Mazembe 0 2 2
  Stade Malien 1 0 1
  TP Mazembe 2 1 3  

Semi-finalsEdit

In the semi-finals, the group A winners played the group B runners-up, and the group B winners played the group A runners-up, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[1]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CA Bizertin   0–1   CS Sfaxien 0–0 0–1
Stade Malien   1–3   TP Mazembe 1–2 0–1

FinalEdit

In the final, the order of legs was decided by a draw.

CS Sfaxien won 3–2 on aggregate.

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Sfaxien claim third Confed Cup title". CAF. 30 November 2013.
  3. ^ "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. ^ الأهلي والزمالك وإنبي يمثلون مصر أفريقياً العام المقبل..والإسماعيلي والحرس عربياً (in Arabic). kooora.com. 20 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" الاتحاد والنصر يعودان الى الواجهة الافريقية ليمثلا كرة القدم الليبية (in Arabic). alayam.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2012-11-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "CAF Champions League draw set for Sunday in Cairo". Cafonline.com. 8 December 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Drawing of lots of CAF Interclubs competitions for the year 2013". Cafonline.com. 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Orange CAF Confederation Cup 2013 fixtures" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. 10 December 2012.
  9. ^ "An all Moroccan clash as FUS Rabat and ASFAR drawn in Orange Confederation Cup". Confederation of African Football. 7 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Orange CAF Confederation draw result". Confederation of African Football. 14 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Leading CAF Confederation Cup scorers". Agence France-Presse. October 20, 2013.

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