2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds

The 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds were played from 27 November 2018 to 20 January 2019.[1] A total of 70 teams competed in the qualifying rounds to decide the 16 places in the group stage of the 2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup.[2]

2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds
Dates27 November 2018 – 20 January 2019
2018

Draw edit

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.[3][4][5]

The entry round of the 55 teams entered into the draw was determined by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (CAF 5-year ranking points shown in parentheses).

Entry round First round
(9 teams)
Preliminary round
(46 teams)
Teams

Format edit

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).[2]

Schedule edit

The schedule of each round was as follows (matches scheduled in midweek in italics).[1]

Round First leg Second leg
Preliminary round 27–28 November 2018 4–5 December 2018
First round 14–16 December 2018 21–23 December 2018
Play-off round 11–14 January 2019 18–20 January 2019

Bracket edit

The bracket of the draw was announced by the CAF on 9 November 2018.[5]

As there were 16 winners of the Confederation Cup first round, but only 15 losers of the Champions League first round for this season, the winners of the first round with the best CAF 5-year ranking (in bold italics) advanced directly to the group stage.[6] The remaining 15 winners of the first round advanced to the play-off round, where they were joined by the 15 losers of the Champions League first round.

Preliminary round First round
          
1   Étoile du Sahel Bye
4  
  Étoile du Sahel 3 0 3
  Stade d'Abidjan 0 1 1
3   Nouakchott King's 1 1 2 (a)
2   Stade d'Abidjan 2 0 2 (a)
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Al-Ahly Shendi 1 0 1 (1 p)
4   AS Nyuki 0 1 1 (3 p)
  AS Nyuki 0 0 0
  Petro de Luanda 1 1 2
3   Petro de Luanda 4 2 6
2   Orapa United 0 0 0
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Zamalek Bye
4  
  Zamalek 7 0 7
  AS CotonTchad 0 2 2
3   AS CotonTchad 2 1 3
2   Gomido 0 1 1
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Hassania Agadir 4 0 4
4   AS GNN 0 0 0
  Hassania Agadir 2 0 2
  Génération Foot 0 1 1
3   Génération Foot 0 1 1
2   Djoliba 0 0 0
Preliminary round First round
          
1   USM Bel Abbès 4 0 4
4   LISCR 0 1 1
  USM Bel Abbès 0 0 0
  Enugu Rangers 0 2 2
3   Enugu Rangers 2 3 5
2   Defence Force 0 1 1
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Al-Masry Bye
4  
  Al-Masry 0 0 0
  Salitas 2 0 2
3   Salitas 2 1 3 (a)
2   Wakriya 0 3 3 (a)
Preliminary round First round
          
1   KCCA Bye
4  
  KCCA 3 2 5
  Mtibwa Sugar 0 1 1
3   Mtibwa Sugar 4 1 5
2   Northern Dynamo 0 0 0
Preliminary round First round
          
1   DC Motema Pembe 4 1 5
4   Anges de Fatima 1 1 2
  DC Motema Pembe 1 0 1
  FC San Pédro 1 2 3
3   FC San Pédro 1 1 2
2   Armed Forces 1 0 1
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Raja Casablanca Bye
4  
  Raja Casablanca 5 0 5
  Cercle Mbéri Sportif 0 1 1
3   Cercle Mbéri Sportif 1 0 1 (4 p)
2   Silver Strikers 0 1 1 (3 p)
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Kaizer Chiefs 4 1 5
4   Zimamoto 0 2 2
  Kaizer Chiefs 3 3 6
  ASSM Elgeco Plus 0 0 0
3   ASSM Elgeco Plus 3 1 4
2   Deportivo Unidad 1 2 3
Preliminary round First round
          
1   RS Berkane Bye
4  
  RS Berkane 3 1 4
  Al-Ittihad 0 0 0
3   Miracle Club 0
2   Al-Ittihad 8 w/o
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Al-Ahli Tripoli Bye
4  
  Al-Ahli Tripoli 1 0 1 (a)
  New Star 1 0 1 (a)
3   New Star 0 4 4
2   Vital'O 0 1 1
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Kariobangi Sharks 6 3 9
4   Arta/Solar7 1 0 1
  Kariobangi Sharks 0 1 1
  Asante Kotoko 0 2 2
3   Asante Kotoko w/o
2   Eding Sport
Preliminary round First round
          
1   El-Hilal El-Obeid Bye
4  
  El-Hilal El-Obeid 0 0 0 (4 p)
  Mukura Victory Sports 0 0 0 (5 p)
3   Free State Stars 0 0 0
2   Mukura Victory Sports 0 1 1
Preliminary round First round
          
1   Green Eagles 2 3 5
4   Young Buffaloes 0 2 2
  Green Eagles 0 1 1
  NA Hussein Dey 0 2 2
3   NA Hussein Dey 2 1 3
2   Diables Noirs 0 1 1
Preliminary round First round
          
1   CS Sfaxien Bye
4  
  CS Sfaxien 4 0 4
  Green Buffaloes 1 1 2
3   Green Buffaloes 2 0 2
2   Al-Merreikh Juba 0 0 0

Preliminary round edit

The preliminary round included the 46 teams that did not receive byes to the first round.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nouakchott King's   2–2 (a)   Stade d'Abidjan 1–2 1–0
Al-Ahly Shendi   1–1 (1–3 p)   AS Nyuki 1–0 0–1
Petro de Luanda   6–0   Orapa United 4–0 2–0
AS CotonTchad   3–1   Gomido 2–0 1–1
Hassania Agadir   4–0   AS GNN 4–0 0–0
Génération Foot   1–0   Djoliba 0–0 1–0
USM Bel Abbès   4–1   LISCR 4–0 0–1
Enugu Rangers   5–1   Defence Force 2–0 3–1
Salitas   3–3 (a)   Wakriya 2–0 1–3
Mtibwa Sugar   5–0   Northern Dynamo 4–0 1–0
DC Motema Pembe   5–2   Anges de Fatima 4–1 1–1
FC San Pédro   2–1   Armed Forces 1–1 1–0
Cercle Mbéri Sportif   1–1 (4–3 p)   Silver Strikers 1–0 0–1
Kaizer Chiefs   5–2   Zimamoto 4–0 1–2
ASSM Elgeco Plus   4–3   Deportivo Unidad 3–1 1–2
Miracle Club   w/o[w/o 1]   Al-Ittihad 0–8
New Star   4–1   Vital'O 0–0 4–1
Kariobangi Sharks   9–1   Arta/Solar7 6–1 3–0
Asante Kotoko   w/o[w/o 2]   Eding Sport
Free State Stars   0–1   Mukura Victory Sports 0–0 0–1
Green Eagles   5–2   Young Buffaloes 2–0 3–2
NA Hussein Dey   3–1   Diables Noirs 2–0 1–1
Green Buffaloes   2–0   Al-Merreikh Juba 2–0 0–0

Notes:

  1. ^ Al-Ittihad won on walkover after Miracle Club withdrew prior to the second leg.[7]
  2. ^ Asante Kotoko won on walkover after FECAFOOT was not able to confirm the engagement of their second representative by the CAF deadline.[8]
Nouakchott King's  1–2  Stade d'Abidjan
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Stade d'Abidjan  0–1  Nouakchott King's
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2–2 on aggregate. Stade d'Abidjan won on away goals.


Al-Ahly Shendi  1–0  AS Nyuki
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AS Nyuki  1–0  Al-Ahly Shendi
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Penalties
3–1

1–1 on aggregate. AS Nyuki won 3–1 on penalties.


Petro de Luanda  4–0  Orapa United
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Orapa United  0–2  Petro de Luanda
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Petro de Luanda won 6–0 on aggregate.


Gomido  1–1  AS CotonTchad
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AS CotonTchad won 3–1 on aggregate.


Hassania Agadir  4–0  AS GNN
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Hassania Agadir won 4–0 on aggregate.


Génération Foot  0–0  Djoliba
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Djoliba  0–1  Génération Foot
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Génération Foot won 1–0 on aggregate.


USM Bel Abbès  4–0  LISCR
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LISCR  1–0  USM Bel Abbès
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USM Bel Abbès won 4–1 on aggregate.


Enugu Rangers  2–0  Defence Force
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Defence Force  1–3  Enugu Rangers
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Enugu Rangers won 5–1 on aggregate.


Salitas  2–0  Wakriya
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Wakriya  3–1  Salitas
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3–3 on aggregate. Salitas won on away goals.


Mtibwa Sugar  4–0  Northern Dynamo
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Northern Dynamo  0–1  Mtibwa Sugar
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Mtibwa Sugar won 5–0 on aggregate.


DC Motema Pembe  4–1  Anges de Fatima
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Anges de Fatima  1–1  DC Motema Pembe
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DC Motema Pembe won 5–2 on aggregate.


FC San Pédro  1–1  Armed Forces
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Armed Forces  0–1  FC San Pédro
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FC San Pédro won 2–1 on aggregate.


Silver Strikers  1–0  Cercle Mbéri Sportif
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Penalties
3–4
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1–1 on aggregate. Cercle Mbéri Sportif won 4–3 on penalties.


Kaizer Chiefs  4–0  Zimamoto
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Zimamoto  2–1  Kaizer Chiefs
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Kaizer Chiefs won 5–1 on aggregate.


ASSM Elgeco Plus  3–1  Deportivo Unidad
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Deportivo Unidad  2–1  ASSM Elgeco Plus
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ASSM Elgeco Plus won 4–3 on aggregate.


Miracle Club  0–8  Al-Ittihad
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Al-Ittihad  Cancelled  Miracle Club
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Al-Ittihad won on walkover after Miracle Club withdrew prior to the second leg.[7]


New Star  0–0  Vital'O
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Vital'O  1–4  New Star
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New Star won 4–1 on aggregate.


Kariobangi Sharks  6–1  Arta/Solar7
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Kariobangi Sharks won 9–1 on aggregate.


Asante Kotoko  Cancelled  Eding Sport
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Eding Sport  Cancelled  Asante Kotoko
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Asante Kotoko won on walkover after the Cameroonian Football Federation was not able to confirm the engagement of Eding Sport by the CAF deadline.[9]


Mukura Victory Sports  1–0  Free State Stars
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Mukura Victory Sports won 1–0 on aggregate.


Green Eagles  2–0  Young Buffaloes
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Young Buffaloes  2–3  Green Eagles
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Green Eagles won 5–2 on aggregate.


NA Hussein Dey  2–0  Diables Noirs
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NA Hussein Dey won 3–1 on aggregate.


Green Buffaloes  2–0  Al-Merreikh Juba
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Al-Merreikh Juba  0–0  Green Buffaloes
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Green Buffaloes won 2–0 on aggregate.

First round edit

The first round included 32 teams: the 9 teams that received byes to this round, and the 23 winners of the preliminary round.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel   3–1   Stade d'Abidjan 3–0 0–1
AS Nyuki   0–2   Petro de Luanda 0–1 0–1
Zamalek   7–2   AS CotonTchad 7–0 0–2
Hassania Agadir   2–1   Génération Foot 2–0 0–1
USM Bel Abbès   0–2   Enugu Rangers 0–0 0–2
Al-Masry   0–2   Salitas 0–2 0–0
KCCA   5–1   Mtibwa Sugar 3–0 2–1
DC Motema Pembe   1–3   FC San Pédro 1–1 0–2
Raja Casablanca   5–1   Cercle Mbéri Sportif 5–0 0–1
Kaizer Chiefs   6–0   ASSM Elgeco Plus 3–0 3–0
RS Berkane   4–0   Al-Ittihad 3–0 1–0
Al-Ahli Tripoli   1–1 (a)   New Star 1–1 0–0
Kariobangi Sharks   1–2   Asante Kotoko 0–0 1–2
El-Hilal El-Obeid   0–0 (4–5 p)   Mukura Victory Sports 0–0 0–0
Green Eagles   1–2   NA Hussein Dey 0–0 1–2
CS Sfaxien   4–2   Green Buffaloes 4–1 0–1
Étoile du Sahel  3–0  Stade d'Abidjan
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Étoile du Sahel won 3–1 on aggregate.


AS Nyuki  0–1  Petro de Luanda
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Petro de Luanda  1–0  AS Nyuki
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Petro de Luanda won 2–0 on aggregate.


Zamalek  7–0  AS CotonTchad
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AS CotonTchad  2–0  Zamalek
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Zamalek won 7–2 on aggregate.


Hassania Agadir  2–0  Génération Foot
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Génération Foot  1–0  Hassania Agadir
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Hassania Agadir won 2–1 on aggregate.


Enugu Rangers  2–0  USM Bel Abbès
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Enugu Rangers won 2–0 on aggregate.


Al-Masry  0–2  Salitas
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Salitas  0–0  Al-Masry
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Salitas won 2–0 on aggregate.


KCCA  3–0  Mtibwa Sugar
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Mtibwa Sugar  1–2  KCCA
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KCCA won 5–1 on aggregate.


FC San Pédro  2–0  DC Motema Pembe
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FC San Pédro won 3–1 on aggregate.


Raja Casablanca  5–0  Cercle Mbéri Sportif
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Raja Casablanca won 5–1 on aggregate.


Kaizer Chiefs  3–0  ASSM Elgeco Plus
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ASSM Elgeco Plus  0–3  Kaizer Chiefs
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Kaizer Chiefs won 6–0 on aggregate.


RS Berkane  3–0  Al-Ittihad
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RS Berkane won 4–0 on aggregate.


Al-Ahli Tripoli  1–1  New Star
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New Star  0–0  Al-Ahli Tripoli
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1–1 on aggregate. New Star won on away goals.


Asante Kotoko  2–1  Kariobangi Sharks
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Asante Kotoko won 2–1 on aggregate.


0–0 on aggregate. Mukura Victory Sports won 5–4 on penalties.


Green Eagles  0–0  NA Hussein Dey
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NA Hussein Dey  2–1  Green Eagles
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NA Hussein Dey won 2–1 on aggregate.


CS Sfaxien  4–1  Green Buffaloes
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Green Buffaloes  1–0  CS Sfaxien
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CS Sfaxien won 4–2 on aggregate.

Play-off round edit

The play-off round included 30 teams: 15 of the 16 winners of the Confederation Cup first round, and the 15 losers of the Champions League first round.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 28 December 2018, 18:00 CAT (UTC+2), at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.[10][11] The winners of the Confederation Cup first round were drawn against the losers of the Champions League first round, with the teams from the Confederation Cup hosting the second leg.[12]

The teams were seeded by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (CAF 5-year ranking points shown in parentheses):

  • Pot A contained the seven seeded losers of the Champions League first round.
  • Pot B contained the five seeded winners of the Confederation Cup first round.
  • Pot C contained the eight unseeded losers of the Champions League first round.
  • Pot D contained the ten unseeded winners of the Confederation Cup first round.

First, a team from Pot A and a team from Pot D were drawn into seven ties. Next, a team from Pot B and a team from Pot C were drawn into five ties. Finally, the remaining teams from Pot C and Pot D were drawn into the last three ties.

Bye to group stage   Étoile du Sahel (50.5 pts)
Pot Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D
Qualified from Champions League Confederation Cup Champions League Confederation Cup
Teams

The 15 winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage to join Étoile du Sahel, who advanced directly to the group stage as the winners of the first round with the best CAF 5-year ranking.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Gor Mahia   2–1   New Star 2–1 0–0
Al-Ahly Benghazi   2–3   NA Hussein Dey 1–0 1–3
Al-Hilal   3–1   Mukura Victory Sports 3–0 0–1
Nkana   3–0   FC San Pédro 3–0 0–0
Coton Sport   3–5   Asante Kotoko 2–3 1–2
ZESCO United   5–2   Kaizer Chiefs 3–1 2–1
Stade Malien   2–3   Petro de Luanda 1–1 1–2
African Stars   1–2   Raja Casablanca 1–1 0–1
ASC Diaraf   3–5   RS Berkane 2–0 1–5
Vipers   0–3   CS Sfaxien 0–0 0–3
Ittihad Tanger   1–3   Zamalek 0–0 1–3
AS Otôho   3–2   KCCA 3–0 0–2
Bantu   2–4   Enugu Rangers 1–2 1–2
Al-Nasr   2–3   Salitas 1–0 1–3
Jimma Aba Jifar   0–5   Hassania Agadir 0–1 0–4
Gor Mahia  2–1  New Star
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New Star  0–0  Gor Mahia
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Gor Mahia won 2–1 on aggregate.


Al-Ahly Benghazi  1–0  NA Hussein Dey
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NA Hussein Dey  3–1  Al-Ahly Benghazi
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NA Hussein Dey won 3–2 on aggregate.


Al-Hilal  3–0  Mukura Victory Sports
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Mukura Victory Sports  1–0  Al-Hilal
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Al-Hilal won 3–1 on aggregate.


Nkana  3–0  FC San Pédro
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FC San Pédro  0–0  Nkana
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Nkana won 3–0 on aggregate.


Coton Sport  2–3  Asante Kotoko
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Asante Kotoko  2–1  Coton Sport
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Asante Kotoko won 5–3 on aggregate.


ZESCO United  3–1  Kaizer Chiefs
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Kaizer Chiefs  1–2  ZESCO United
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ZESCO United won 5–2 on aggregate.


Stade Malien  1–1  Petro de Luanda
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Petro de Luanda  2–1  Stade Malien
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Petro de Luanda won 3–2 on aggregate.


African Stars  1–1  Raja Casablanca
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Raja Casablanca  1–0  African Stars
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Raja Casablanca won 2–1 on aggregate.


ASC Diaraf  2–0  RS Berkane