2018–19 CAF Champions League

The 2018–19 CAF Champions League (officially the 2018–19 Total CAF Champions League for sponsorship reasons)[1] was the 55th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 23rd edition under the current CAF Champions League title.

2018–19 CAF Champions League
2018–19 Total CAF Champions League
Tournament details
Dates27 November 2018 – 31 May 2019
Teams57 (from 46 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsTunisia Espérance de Tunis (4th title)
Runners-upMorocco Wydad AC
Tournament statistics
Matches played144
Goals scored338 (2.35 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Themba Zwane (5 goals)
2018

This season followed a transitional calendar which allows the CAF club competitions to switch from a February-to-November schedule to an August–to-May schedule, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.[2] It began in December 2018, right after the 2018 season had finished, and ended in May 2019, before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (which had been switched from a January/February to a June/July date). The next season then started after the Africa Cup of Nations and followed the new calendar.[3]

Defending champions Espérance de Tunis won a second consecutive title, being declared the winners after their second leg match against Wydad AC in the final was abandoned.

As winners of the 2018–19 CAF Champions League, Espérance de Tunis qualified for the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, and earned the right to play against the winners of the 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup, Zamalek, in the 2020 CAF Super Cup.[4]

Association team allocationEdit

All 56 CAF member associations may enter the CAF Champions League, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter two teams in the competition.[4] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 68 teams could enter the tournament – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2018–19 CAF Champions League, the CAF uses the 2013–2017 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculates points for each entrant association based on their clubs’ performance over those 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup. The criteria for points are the following:[5][6][7]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winners 6 points 5 points
Runners-up 5 points 4 points
Losing semi-finalists 4 points 3 points
Losing quarter-finalists (from 2017) 3 points 2 points
3rd place in groups 2 points 1 point
4th place in groups 1 point 0.5 point

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

  • 2017 – 5
  • 2016 – 4
  • 2015 – 3
  • 2014 – 2
  • 2013 – 1

TeamsEdit

The following 57 teams from 46 associations entered the competition.

Associations are shown according to their 2013–2017 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated.[9]

Associations eligible to enter two teams (Ranked 1–12)
Association Team Qualifying method
  Tunisia (1st – 116 pts) Espérance de Tunis Title holders (2018 CAF Champions League winners)
2017–18 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions
Club Africain 2017–18 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runners-up
  Egypt (2nd – 106.5 pts) Al-Ahly 2017–18 Egyptian Premier League champions
Ismaily 2017–18 Egyptian Premier League runners-up
  DR Congo (3rd – 90 pts) AS Vita Club 2017–18 Linafoot champions
TP Mazembe 2017–18 Linafoot runners-up
  Morocco (4th – 84 pts) Ittihad Tanger 2017–18 Botola champions
Wydad AC 2017–18 Botola runners-up
  Algeria (5th – 82.5 pts) CS Constantine 2017–18 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions
JS Saoura 2017–18 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runners-up
  South Africa (6th – 78.5 pts) Mamelodi Sundowns 2017–18 South African Premier Division champions
Orlando Pirates 2017–18 South African Premier Division runners-up
  Sudan (7th – 53 pts) Al-Hilal 2018 Sudan Premier League champions
Al-Merrikh 2018 Sudan Premier League runners-up
  Zambia (8th – 38 pts) ZESCO United 2018 Zambia Super League champions
Nkana 2018 Zambia Super League runners-up
  Libya (9th – 19 pts) Al-Nasr 2017–18 Libyan Premier League champions
Al-Ahly Benghazi 2017–18 Libyan Premier League runners-up
  Cameroon (T-10th – 15 pts) Coton Sport 2018 Elite One champions
UMS de Loum 2018 Elite One runners-up
  Ivory Coast (T-10th – 15 pts) ASEC Mimosas 2017–18 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 champions
SC Gagnoa 2017–18 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 runners-up
  Mozambique (T-10th – 15 pts) UD Songo
(one entrant only)
2017 Moçambola champions[Note MOZ]
Associations eligible to enter one team
Association Team Qualifying method
  Ethiopia (T-13th – 10.5 pts) Jimma Aba Jifar 2017–18 Ethiopian Premier League champions
  Nigeria (T-13th – 10.5 pts) Lobi Stars 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League first place[Note NGA]
  Congo (15th – 10 pts) AS Otohô 2018 Congo Ligue 1 champions
  Mali (16th – 8 pts) Stade Malien 2018 Malian Cup winners[Note MLI]
  Angola (17th – 6 pts) 1º de Agosto 2018 Girabola champions
  Guinea (T-18th – 5 pts) Horoya 2017–18 Guinée Championnat National champions
  Eswatini (T-18th – 5 pts) Mbabane Swallows 2017–18 Swazi Premier League champions
  Uganda (T-18th – 5 pts) Vipers 2017–18 Uganda Premier League champions
  Zimbabwe (T-18th – 5 pts) FC Platinum 2017 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions[Note ZIM]
  Gabon (23rd – 2.5 pts) AS Mangasport 2018 Gabon Championnat National D1 champions
  Tanzania (24th – 2 pts) Simba 2017–18 Tanzanian Premier League champions
  Botswana Township Rollers 2017–18 Botswana Premier League champions
  Burkina Faso ASF Bobo Dioulasso 2017–18 Burkinabé Premier League champions
  Burundi Le Messager Ngozi 2017–18 Burundi Premier League champions
  Central African Republic Stade Centrafricaine 2018 Central African Republic League champions
  Chad Elect-Sport 2018 Chad Premier League champions
  Comoros Volcan Club 2018 Comoros Premier League champions
  Djibouti Djibouti Télécom 2017–18 Djibouti Premier League champions
  Equatorial Guinea Leones Vegetarianos 2018 Equatoguinean Primera División champions
  Gambia GAMTEL 2017–18 GFA League First Division champions
  Kenya Gor Mahia 2018 Kenyan Premier League champions
  Lesotho Bantu 2017–18 Lesotho Premier League champions
  Liberia Barrack Young Controllers 2018 Liberian First Division League champions
  Madagascar CNaPS Sport 2018 THB Champions League champions
  Malawi Nyasa Big Bullets 2017 Malawi Premier Division runners-up[Note MWI]
  Mauritania FC Nouadhibou 2017–18 Ligue 1 Mauritania champions
  Namibia African Stars 2017–18 Namibia Premier League champions
  Niger AS SONIDEP 2017–18 Niger Premier League champions
  Rwanda APR 2017–18 Rwanda Premier League champions
  Senegal ASC Diaraf 2017–18 Senegal Premier League champions
  Seychelles Light Stars 2018 Seychelles League Cup winners[Note SEY]
  South Sudan Al-Hilal Wau 2018 South Sudan Football Championship champions
  Togo US Koroki 2017–18 Togolese Championnat National champions
  Zanzibar JKU 2017–18 Zanzibar Premier League champions
Notes
  1. ^
    Malawi (MWI): Malawi were represented by Nyasa Big Bullets, the 2017 Malawi Premier Division runners-up, as the 2018 Malawi Premier Division was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions (Be Forward Wanderers, the 2017 Malawi Premier Division champions, chose not to enter).[10]
  2. ^
    Mali (MLI): Mali were represented by Stade Malien, the 2018 Malian Cup winners, as the Malian Première Division was not played in 2018.[11]
  3. ^
    Mozambique (MOZ): Mozambique were represented by UD Songo, the 2017 Moçambola champions, as the 2018 Moçambola was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions (other teams chose not to enter despite Mozambique eligible for two entrants).[12]
  4. ^
    Nigeria (NGA): Nigeria were represented by Lobi Stars, the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League leaders after 24 rounds when the league was deemed concluded, following a decision by the Nigeria Professional Football League.[13]
  5. ^
    Seychelles (SEY): Seychelles were represented by Light Stars, the 2018 Seychelles League Cup winners, as the 2018 Seychelles First Division was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions.[14]
  6. ^
    Zimbabwe (ZIM): Zimbabwe were represented by FC Platinum, the 2017 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions, as the 2018 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League was not finished in time for the 2018–19 CAF competitions.[15]
Associations which did not enter a team

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows (matches scheduled in midweek in italics).[8] Effective from the Champions League group stage, weekend matches were played on Fridays and Saturdays while midweek matches were played on Tuesdays, with some exceptions. Kick-off times were also fixed at 13:00 (Saturdays and Tuesdays only), 16:00 and 19:00 GMT.[17]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 3 November 2018
(Rabat, Morocco)[18]
27–28 November 2018 4–5 December 2018
First round 14–16 December 2018 21–23 December 2018
Group stage Matchday 1 28 December 2018
(Cairo, Egypt)[19]
11–12 January 2019
Matchday 2 18–19 January 2019
Matchday 3 1–2 February 2019
Matchday 4 12 February 2019
Matchday 5 8–9 March 2019
Matchday 6 15–16 March 2019
Knockout stage Quarter-finals 20 March 2019
(Cairo, Egypt)[20]
5–6 April 2019 12–13 April 2019
Semi-finals 26–27 April 2019 3–4 May 2019
Final 24–25 May 2019 31 May – 1 June 2019

Qualifying roundsEdit

The draw for the preliminary round and first round was held on 3 November 2018 in Rabat, Morocco, and was officially announced by the CAF on 9 November due to a special situation with the transitional calendar.[21][22][23]

In the qualifying rounds, each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score was tied after the second leg, the away goals rule would be applied, and if still tied, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations III. 13 & 14).[4]

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASC Diaraf   1–1 (4–2 p)   US Koroki 1–0 0–1
JS Saoura   2–0   SC Gagnoa 2–0 0–0
Ittihad Tanger   1–0   Elect-Sport 1–0 0–0
Le Messager Ngozi   1–3   Ismaily 0–1 1–2
ASF Bobo Dioulasso   4–4 (3–5 p)   Coton Sport 3–1 1–3
AS SONIDEP   1–5   ZESCO United 1–2 0–3
Orlando Pirates   8–2   Light Stars 5–1 3–1
Volcan Club   1–2   African Stars 0–0 1–2
FC Nouadhibou   2–3   Al-Ahly Benghazi 2–1 0–2
Leones Vegetarianos   1–7   Mamelodi Sundowns 0–2 1–5
Gor Mahia   1–1 (4–3 p)   Nyasa Big Bullets 1–0 0–1
UMS de Loum   1–2   Lobi Stars 1–0 0–2
UD Songo   1–3   Nkana 1–2 0–1
Simba   8–1   Mbabane Swallows 4–1 4–0
ASAS Djibouti Télécom   3–5   Jimma Aba Jifar 1–3 2–2
CS Constantine   1–0   GAMTEL 0–0 1–0
Al-Merrikh   2–2 (a)   Vipers 2–1 0–1
Stade Centrafricaine   0–5   Stade Malien 0–1 0–4
ASEC Mimosas   1–0   AS Mangasport 1–0 0–0
Township Rollers   2–2 (2–4 p)   Bantu 1–1 1–1
APR   1–3   Club Africain 0–0 1–3
Al-Hilal   6–0   JKU 4–0 2–0
Al-Nasr   9–3   Al-Hilal Wau 5–1 4–2
Horoya   2–0   Barrack Young Controllers 1–0 1–0
1º de Agosto   4–4 (a)   AS Otohô 4–2 0–2
CNaPS Sport   1–2   FC Platinum 1–1 0–1

First roundEdit

The 15 winners of the first round advanced to the group stage to join Espérance de Tunis, who received a bye to the group stage as the title holders, while the 15 losers of the first round entered the Confederation Cup play-off round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wydad AC   3–3 (a)   ASC Diaraf 2–0 1–3
JS Saoura   2–1   Ittihad Tanger 2–0 0–1
Ismaily   3–2   Coton Sport 2–0 1–2
TP Mazembe   2–1   ZESCO United 1–0 1–1
Orlando Pirates   1–0   African Stars 0–0 1–0
Al-Ahly Benghazi   0–4   Mamelodi Sundowns 0–0 0–4
Gor Mahia   3–3 (a)   Lobi Stars 3–1 0–2
Nkana   3–4   Simba 2–1 1–3
Al-Ahly   2–1   Jimma Aba Jifar 2–0 0–1
CS Constantine   3–0   Vipers 1–0 2–0
Stade Malien   0–2   ASEC Mimosas 0–1 0–1
AS Vita Club   5–2   Bantu 4–1 1–1
Club Africain   3–2   Al-Hilal 3–1 0–1
Al-Nasr   5–6   Horoya 3–0 2–6
AS Otohô   1–1 (a)   FC Platinum 1–1 0–0

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 28 December 2018, 19:00 CAT (UTC+2), at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.[24][25] The 16 teams, including the title holders, Espérance de Tunis, and the 15 winners of the first round of qualifying, were drawn into four groups of four.[26]

In the group stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification WAC MSD LOB ASE
1   Wydad AC 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10[a] Quarter-finals 1–0 0–0 5–2
2   Mamelodi Sundowns 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10[a] 2–1 3–0 3–1
3   Lobi Stars 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7[b] 0–1 2–1 2–0
4   ASEC Mimosas 6 2 1 3 6 10 −4 7[b] 2–0 0–0 1–0
Source: CAF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals scored: Wydad AC 1, Mamelodi Sundowns 0.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head goal difference: Lobi Stars +1, ASEC Mimosas –1.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification EST HOR ORL PLA
1   Espérance de Tunis 6 4 2 0 9 2 +7 14 Quarter-finals 2–0 2–0 2–0
2   Horoya 6 3 1 2 6 7 −1 10 1–1 2–1 2–0
3   Orlando Pirates 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6 0–0 3–0 2–2
4   FC Platinum 6 0 2 4 3 9 −6 2 1–2 0–1 0–0
Source: CAF

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification TPM CSC CA ISM
1   TP Mazembe 6 3 2 1 13 4 +9 11 Quarter-finals 2–0 8–0 2–0
2   CS Constantine 6 3 1 2 8 6 +2 10[a] 3–0 0–1 3–2
3   Club Africain 6 3 1 2 5 9 −4 10[a] 0–0 0–1 1–0
4   Ismaily[b] 6 0 2 4 4 11 −7 2 1–1 1–1 0–3 (awd.)[c]
Source: CAF
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Goal difference in all group matches: CS Constantine +2, Club Africain –4.
  2. ^ The CAF announced on 23 January 2019 that Ismaily were disqualified for aggressive fans behaviors, including consistently throwing rocks and water bottles on the assistant referee and the away fans, and other incidents at their home match against Club Africain on 18 January 2019.[27][28] All results of matches played by Ismaily were annulled and not taken into consideration according to the regulations. However, following an appeal by Ismaily, the CAF decided on 10 February 2019 to reinstate Ismaily to the competition.[29]
  3. ^ On 19 February 2019, following the suspension of the match involving Ismaily and Club Africain due to the aggressive behaviors Ismaily fans shown during the match, CAF decided to consider the match forfeited by Ismaily with a result of 3–0 in favour of Club Africain.[30] The match was originally suspended on the 83rd minute with the score 1–2 for Club Africain.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AHL SIM JSS VIT
1   Al-Ahly 6 3 1 2 11 3 +8 10 Quarter-finals 5–0 3–0 2–0
2   Simba 6 3 0 3 6 13 −7 9 1–0 3–0 2–1
3   JS Saoura 6 2 2 2 6 9 −3 8 1–1 2–0 1–0
4   AS Vita Club 6 2 1 3 9 7 +2 7 1–0 5–0 2–2
Source: CAF

Knockout stageEdit

Each tie in the knockout phase was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advanced to the next round. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, then extra time was not played and the winners were decided by a penalty shoot-out (Regulations III. 26 & 27).[4]

BracketEdit

The bracket was decided after the draw for the knockout stage (quarter-finals and semi-finals), which was held on 20 March 2019, 20:00 CAT (UTC+2), at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.[31][32]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
            
  Horoya 0 0 0
  Wydad AC 0 5 5
  Wydad AC 2 0 2
  Mamelodi Sundowns 1 0 1
  Mamelodi Sundowns 5 0 5
  Al-Ahly 0 1 1
  Wydad AC 1 abd. awd.
  Espérance de Tunis 1 abd. awd.
  CS Constantine 2 1 3
  Espérance de Tunis 3 3 6
  Espérance de Tunis 1 0 1
  TP Mazembe 0 0 0
  Simba 0 1 1
  TP Mazembe 0 4 4

Quarter-finalsEdit

In the quarter-finals, the winners of one group played the runners-up of another group (teams from same group could not play each other), with the group winners hosting the second leg, and the matchups decided by draw.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CS Constantine   3–6   Espérance de Tunis 2–3 1–3
Mamelodi Sundowns   5–1   Al-Ahly 5–0 0–1
Horoya   0–5   Wydad AC 0–0 0–5
Simba   1–4   TP Mazembe 0–0 1–4

Semi-finalsEdit

In the semi-finals, the four quarter-final winners played in two ties, with the matchups and order of legs decided by draw.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wydad AC   2–1   Mamelodi Sundowns 2–1 0–0
Espérance de Tunis   1–0   TP Mazembe 1–0 0–0

FinalEdit

In the final, the two semi-final winners play each other, with the order of legs determined by the semi-final draw.

Wydad AC  1–1  Espérance de Tunis
  • Comara   79'
Report
Espérance de Tunis  Abandoned[note 1]  Wydad AC
Report

Espérance de Tunis were declared champions after second leg was abandoned.

Top goalscorersEdit

  Team eliminated / inactive for this round.
Rank Player Team MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2 Total
1   Themba Zwane   Mamelodi Sundowns 2 1 1 1 5
2   Trésor Mputu   TP Mazembe 2 1 1 4
  Jackson Muleka   TP Mazembe 2 1 1
  Mohamed Nahiri   Wydad AC 1 1 1 1
5   Ghazi Ayadi   Club Africain 2 1 3
  Youcef Belaïli   Espérance de Tunis 1 1 1
  Walid El Karti   Wydad AC 1 2
  Meschak Elia   TP Mazembe 1 1 1
  Meddie Kagere   Simba 2 1
  Kévin Mondeko   TP Mazembe 1 2
  Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele   AS Vita Club 2 1
  Nedvěd   Al-Ahly 1 2
  Benson Shilongo   Ismaily 1 1 1
  Justin Shonga   Orlando Pirates 2 1
  Sid Ali Yahia-Chérif   JS Saoura 1 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ With the score 1–0 in favor of Espérance de Tunis in the 59th minute, Walid El Karti scored a goal for Wydad AC which was subsequently ruled offside by the linesman. Due to a failure of the video assistant referee system, a review of the decision could not be conducted. Believing the goal was valid, Wydad AC protested the decision and the match was interrupted. After 80 minutes of stoppage, the referee ruled the match as a forfeit by Wydad AC and awarded to Espérance de Tunis, securing them the CAF Champions League title.[33] However, on 5 June 2019 the CAF Executive Committee ordered a replay of the second leg at a neutral venue, requiring Espérance de Tunis to return the trophy and medals.[34] However, the decision to order a replay of the second leg was thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 31 July 2019, who required CAF to refer the case to its proper disciplinary structures for a decision.[35] On 7 August 2019, Espérance de Tunis were again officially declared champions after the CAF Disciplinary Board ruled that Wydad AC "is considered to have lost the game in the 2nd leg."[36] On 18 September 2020, CAS dismissed Wydad AC's appeal over the final and confirmed Espérance de Tunis as champions.[37]

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