2018 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds

The 2018 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds were played from 9 February to 18 April 2018.[1] A total of 70 teams competed in the qualifying rounds to decide the 16 places in the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.[2]

2018 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying rounds
Dates9 February – 18 April 2019
2017

DrawEdit

The draw for the preliminary round and first round was held on 13 December 2017 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.[3][4]

The entry round of the 54 teams entered into the draw is 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
(10 teams)
Preliminary round
(44 teams)
Teams

FormatEdit

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]

ScheduleEdit

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

Round First leg Second leg
Preliminary round 9–11 February 2018 20–21 February 2018
First round 6–7 March 2018 16–18 March 2018
Play-off round 6–8 April 2018 17–18 April 2018

BracketEdit

The bracket of the draw was announced by the CAF on 13 December 2017.[3][4]

The 16 winners of the first round advanced to the play-off round, where they were joined by the 16 losers of the Champions League first round.

  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Petro de Luanda 5 0 5  
  Masters Security 0 0 0  
      Petro de Luanda 0 1 1
    SuperSport United 0 2 2
  SuperSport United Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Costa do Sol 1 1 2  
  Jwaneng Galaxy 0 0 0  
      Costa do Sol 0 2 2 (a)
    Cape Town City 1 1 2 (a)
  Young Buffaloes 0 0 0
  Cape Town City 1 1 2  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Energie 1 1 2  
  Hafia 0 1 1  
      Energie 0 2 2
    Enyimba 2 3 5
  Enyimba Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Djoliba w/o  
  ELWA United  
      Djoliba 1 1 2 (a)
    APR 0 2 2 (a)
  APR 4 2 6
  Anse Réunion 0 1 1  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Ngazi Sport 1 1 2  
  AS Port-Louis 2000 1 4 5  
      AS Port-Louis 2000 0 0 0
    Fosa Juniors 2 1 3
  AFC Leopards 1 0 1 (a)
  Fosa Juniors 1 0 1 (a)  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  AS Mangasport 0 1 1  
  AS Maniema Union 1 1 2  
      AS Maniema Union 2 1 3 (a)
    USM Alger 2 1 3 (a)
  USM Alger Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Olympique Star 0 1 1  
  Étoile Filante 0 0 0  
      Olympique Star 0 0 0
    Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 0 6 6
  Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  DC Motema Pembe Bye  
   
      DC Motema Pembe 1 0 1
    Deportivo Niefang 1 1 2
  New Star 2 0 2 (a)
  Deportivo Niefang 1 1 2 (a)  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  AS Tanda 0 0 0  
  CS La Mancha 0 1 1  
      CS La Mancha 3 1 4
    Al-Ahly Shendi 0 2 2
  Al-Ahly Shendi Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Al-Ittihad Tripoli 1 3 4  
  Sahel 0 0 0  
      Al-Ittihad Tripoli 1 0 1 (2 p)
    Akwa United 0 1 1 (3 p)
  Akwa United 1 2 3
  Banjul Hawks 2 0 2  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Asante Kotoko 1 0 1 (6 p)  
  CARA Brazzaville 0 1 1 (7 p)  
      CARA Brazzaville 3 1 4
    US Ben Guerdane 0 3 3
  US Ben Guerdane w/o
  Al-Hilal Juba  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Onze Créateurs 1 0 1  
  CR Belouizdad 1 2 3  
      CR Belouizdad 3 0 3
    Nkana 0 1 1
  Nkana Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Simba 4 1 5  
  Gendarmerie Nationale 0 0 0  
      Simba 2 0 2 (a)
    Al-Masry 2 0 2 (a)
  Al-Masry 4 1 5
  Green Buffaloes 0 2 2  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  RS Berkane 2 1 3  
  Mbour Petite-Côte 1 1 2  
      RS Berkane 3 1 4
    Club Africain 1 0 1
  Club Africain Bye
   
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Raja Casablanca Bye  
   
      Raja Casablanca 1 4 5
    FC Nouadhibou 1 2 3
  Africa Sports 1 0 1
  FC Nouadhibou 1 1 2  
  Preliminary round First round
                         
  Zimamoto 1 0 1  
  Welayta Dicha 1 1 2  
      Welayta Dicha 2 1 3 (4 p)
    Zamalek 1 2 3 (3 p)
  Zamalek Bye
   

Preliminary roundEdit

The preliminary round included the 44 teams that did not receive byes to the first round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Petro de Luanda   5–0   Masters Security 5–0 0–0
Young Buffaloes   0–2   Cape Town City 0–1 0–1
Costa do Sol   2–0   Jwaneng Galaxy 1–0 1–0
Energie   2–1   Hafia 1–0 1–1
APR   6–1   Anse Réunion 4–0 2–1
Djoliba   w/o[w/o 1]   ELWA United
AFC Leopards   1–1 (a)   Fosa Juniors 1–1 0–0
Ngazi Sport   2–5   AS Port-Louis 2000 1–1 1–4
AS Mangasport   1–2   AS Maniema Union 0–1 1–1
Olympique Star   1–0   Étoile Filante 0–0 1–0
New Star   2–2 (a)   Deportivo Niefang 2–1 0–1
AS Tanda   0–1   CS La Mancha 0–0 0–1
Akwa United   3–2   Banjul Hawks 1–2 2–0
Al-Ittihad Tripoli   4–0   Sahel 1–0 3–0
US Ben Guerdane   w/o[w/o 2]   Al-Hilal Juba
Asante Kotoko   1–1 (6–7 p)   CARA Brazzaville 1–0 0–1
Onze Créateurs   1–3   CR Belouizdad 1–1 0–2
Al-Masry   5–2   Green Buffaloes 4–0 1–2
Simba   5–0   Gendarmerie Nationale 4–0 1–0
RS Berkane   3–2   Mbour Petite-Côte 2–1 1–1
Africa Sports   1–2   FC Nouadhibou 1–1 0–1
Zimamoto   1–2   Welayta Dicha 1–1 0–1

Notes:

  1. ^ Djoliba won on walkover after ELWA United withdrew.[5]
  2. ^ US Ben Guerdane won on walkover after Al-Hilal Juba failed to arrive for the first leg.[6]
Petro de Luanda  5–0  Masters Security
Report
Masters Security  0–0  Petro de Luanda
Report

Petro de Luanda won 5–0 on aggregate.


Young Buffaloes  0–1  Cape Town City
Report
Cape Town City  1–0  Young Buffaloes
Report

Cape Town City won 2–0 on aggregate.


Costa do Sol  1–0  Jwaneng Galaxy
Report

Costa do Sol won 2–0 on aggregate.


Energie  1–0  Hafia
Report
Hafia  1–1  Energie
Report

Energie won 2–1 on aggregate.


APR  4–0  Anse Réunion
Report
Anse Réunion  1–2  APR
Report

APR won 6–1 on aggregate.


Djoliba  Cancelled  ELWA United
Report

Djoliba won on walkover after ELWA United withdrew.[5]


AFC Leopards  1–1  Fosa Juniors
Report
Fosa Juniors  0–0  AFC Leopards
Report

1–1 on aggregate. Fosa Juniors won on away goals.


Ngazi Sport  1–1  AS Port-Louis 2000
Report
AS Port-Louis 2000  4–1  Ngazi Sport
Report

AS Port-Louis 2000 won 5–2 on aggregate.


AS Mangasport  0–1  AS Maniema Union
Report

AS Maniema Union won 2–1 on aggregate.


Étoile Filante  0–1  Olympique Star
Report

Olympique Star won 1–0 on aggregate.


New Star  2–1  Deportivo Niefang
Report
Deportivo Niefang  1–0  New Star
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Deportivo Niefang won on away goals.


AS Tanda  0–0  CS La Mancha
Report
CS La Mancha  1–0  AS Tanda
Report

CS La Mancha won 1–0 on aggregate.


Akwa United  1–2  Banjul Hawks
Report
Banjul Hawks  0–2  Akwa United
Report

Akwa United won 3–2 on aggregate.


Al-Ittihad Tripoli  1–0  Sahel
Report
Sahel  0–3  Al-Ittihad Tripoli
Report

Al-Ittihad Tripoli won 4–0 on aggregate.


US Ben Guerdane  Cancelled  Al-Hilal Juba
Report
Al-Hilal Juba  Cancelled  US Ben Guerdane
Report

US Ben Guerdane won on walkover after Al-Hilal Juba failed to arrive for the first leg.[7][6]


Asante Kotoko  1–0  CARA Brazzaville
Report
CARA Brazzaville  1–0  Asante Kotoko
Report
Penalties
7–6

1–1 on aggregate. CARA Brazzaville won 7–6 on penalties.


Onze Créateurs  1–1  CR Belouizdad
Report
CR Belouizdad  2–0  Onze Créateurs
Report

CR Belouizdad won 3–1 on aggregate.


Al-Masry  4–0  Green Buffaloes
Report
Green Buffaloes  2–1  Al-Masry
Report

Al-Masry won 5–2 on aggregate.


Simba  4–0  Gendarmerie Nationale
Report

Simba won 5–0 on aggregate.


RS Berkane  2–1  Mbour Petite-Côte
Report
Mbour Petite-Côte  1–1  RS Berkane
Report

RS Berkane won 3–2 on aggregate.


Africa Sports  1–1  FC Nouadhibou
Report
FC Nouadhibou  1–0  Africa Sports
Report

FC Nouadhibou won 2–1 on aggregate.


Zimamoto  1–1  Welayta Dicha
Report
Welayta Dicha  1–0  Zimamoto
Report

Welayta Dicha won 2–1 on aggregate.

First roundEdit

The first round included 32 teams: the 22 winners of the preliminary round, and the 10 teams that received byes to this round.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Petro de Luanda   1–2   SuperSport United 0–0 1–2
Costa do Sol   2–2 (a)   Cape Town City 0–1 2–1
Energie   2–5   Enyimba 0–2 2–3
Djoliba   2–2 (a)   APR 1–0 1–2
AS Port-Louis 2000   0–3   Fosa Juniors 0–2 0–1
AS Maniema Union   3–3 (a)   USM Alger 2–2 1–1
Olympique Star   0–6   Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 0–0 0–6
DC Motema Pembe   1–2   Deportivo Niefang 1–1 0–1
CS La Mancha   4–2   Al-Ahly Shendi 3–0 1–2
Al-Ittihad Tripoli   1–1 (2–3 p)   Akwa United 1–0 0–1
CARA Brazzaville   4–3   US Ben Guerdane 3–0 1–3
CR Belouizdad   3–1   Nkana 3–0 0–1
Simba   2–2 (a)   Al-Masry 2–2 0–0
RS Berkane   4–1   Club Africain 3–1 1–0
Raja Casablanca   5–3   FC Nouadhibou 1–1 4–2
Welayta Dicha   3–3 (4–3 p)   Zamalek 2–1 1–2
SuperSport United  2–1  Petro de Luanda
Report

SuperSport United won 2–1 on aggregate.


Costa do Sol  0–1  Cape Town City
Report
Cape Town City  1–2  Costa do Sol
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Costa do Sol won on away goals.


Energie  0–2  Enyimba
Report
Enyimba  3–2  Energie
Report

Enyimba won 5–2 on aggregate.


Djoliba  1–0  APR
Report
APR  2–1  Djoliba
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Djoliba won on away goals.


Fosa Juniors won 3–0 on aggregate.


AS Maniema Union  2–2  USM Alger
Report
USM Alger  1–1  AS Maniema Union
Report

3–3 on aggregate. USM Alger won on away goals.


Olympique Star  0–0  Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid
Report
Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid  6–0  Olympique Star
Report

Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid won 6–0 on aggregate.


DC Motema Pembe  1–1  Deportivo Niefang
Report

Deportivo Niefang won 2–1 on aggregate.


Al-Ahly Shendi  2–1  CS La Mancha
Report

CS La Mancha won 4–2 on aggregate.


1–1 on aggregate. Akwa United won 3–2 on penalties.


CARA Brazzaville  3–0  US Ben Guerdane
Report
US Ben Guerdane  3–1  CARA Brazzaville
Report

CARA Brazzaville won 4–3 on aggregate.


CR Belouizdad  3–0  Nkana
Report
Nkana  1–0  CR Belouizdad
Report

CR Belouizdad won 3–1 on aggregate.


Simba  2–2  Al-Masry
Report
Al-Masry  0–0  Simba
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Al-Masry won on away goals.


RS Berkane  3–1  Club Africain
Report
Club Africain  0–1  RS Berkane
Report

RS Berkane won 4–1 on aggregate.


Raja Casablanca  1–1  FC Nouadhibou
Report
Attendance: 21,000
FC Nouadhibou  2–4  Raja Casablanca
Report

Raja Casablanca won 5–3 on aggregate.


Welayta Dicha  2–1  Zamalek
Report
Zamalek  2–1  Welayta Dicha
Report
Penalties
3–4
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Davies Omweno (Kenya)

3–3 on aggregate. Welayta Dicha won 4–3 on penalties.

Play-off roundEdit

The play-off round included 32 teams: the 16 winners of the Confederation Cup first round and the 16 losers of the Champions League first round.

The draw for the play-off round was held on 21 March 2018, 19:00 EET (UTC+2), at the Ritz Carlton in Cairo, Egypt.[8][9] 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.

The 32 teams were seeded by their performances in the CAF competitions for the previous five seasons (CAF 5-Year Ranking points shown in parentheses):[10]

  • Pot A contained the four highest-ranked losers of the Champions League first round.
  • Pot B contained the four highest-ranked winners of the Confederation Cup first round.
  • Pot C contained the twelve lowest-ranked losers of the Champions League first round.
  • Pot D contained the twelve lowest-ranked winners of the Confederation Cup first round.

First, a team from Pot A and a team from Pot D were drawn into four ties. Next, a team from Pot B and a team from Pot C were drawn into four ties. Finally, the remaining teams from Pot C and Pot D were drawn into the last eight ties.[11]

Pot Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D
Qualified from Champions League Confederation Cup Champions League Confederation Cup
Teams

The 16 winners of the play-off round advanced to the group stage.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zanaco   0–5   Raja Casablanca 0–2 0–3
AS Vita Club   6–1   CS La Mancha 1–0 5–1
Saint George   1–1 (3–4 p)   CARA Brazzaville 1–0 0–1
Al-Hilal   3–3 (a)   Akwa United 2–0 1–3
Gor Mahia   2–2 (a)   SuperSport United 1–0 1–2
UD Songo   4–3   Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid 3–1 1–2
Plateau United   2–5   USM Alger 2–1 0–4
Bidvest Wits   1–1 (a)   Enyimba 1–1 0–0
Aduana Stars   7–3   Fosa Juniors 6–1 1–2
Young Africans   2–1   Welayta Dicha 2–0 0–1
Génération Foot   3–3 (a)   RS Berkane 3–1 0–2
CF Mounana   2–3   Al-Masry 1–1 1–2
ASEC Mimosas   1–0   CR Belouizdad 1–0 0–0
Williamsville AC   3–2   Deportivo Niefang 2–0 1–2
MFM   0–1   Djoliba 0–1 0–0
Rayon Sports   3–2   Costa do Sol 3–0 0–2
Zanaco  0–2  Raja Casablanca
Report
Raja Casablanca  3–0  Zanaco
Report

Raja Casablanca won 5–0 on aggregate.


AS Vita Club  1–0  CS La Mancha
Report
CS La Mancha  1–5  AS Vita Club
Report

AS Vita Club won 6–1 on aggregate.


Saint George  1–0  CARA Brazzaville
Report
CARA Brazzaville  1–0  Saint George
Report
Penalties
4–3

1–1 on aggregate. CARA Brazzaville won 4–3 on penalties.


Al-Hilal  2–0  Akwa United
Report
Akwa United  3–1  Al-Hilal
Report

3–3 on aggregate. Al-Hilal won on away goals.


Gor Mahia  1–0  SuperSport United
Report
SuperSport United  2–1  Gor Mahia
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Gor Mahia won on away goals.


UD Songo  3–1  Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid
Report
Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid  2–1  UD Songo
Report

UD Songo won 4–3 on aggregate.


Plateau United  2–1  USM Alger
Report
USM Alger  4–0  Plateau United
Report

USM Alger won 5–2 on aggregate.


Bidvest Wits  1–1  Enyimba
Report

1–1 on aggregate. Enyimba won on away goals.


Aduana Stars  6–1  Fosa Juniors
Report
Fosa Juniors  2–1  Aduana Stars
Report

Aduana Stars won 7–3 on aggregate.


Young Africans  2–0  Welayta Dicha
Report
Welayta Dicha  1–0  Young Africans
Report

Young Africans won 2–1 on aggregate.


Génération Foot  3–1  RS Berkane
Report
RS Berkane  2–0  Génération Foot
Report

3–3 on aggregate. RS Berkane won on away goals.


CF Mounana  1–1  Al-Masry
Report
Al-Masry  2–1  CF Mounana
Report

Al-Masry won 3–2 on aggregate.


ASEC Mimosas won 1–0 on aggregate.


Deportivo Niefang  2–1  Williamsville AC
Report

Williamsville AC won 3–2 on aggregate.


MFM  0–1  Djoliba
Report
Djoliba  0–0  MFM
Report

Djoliba won 1–0 on aggregate.


Rayon Sports  3–0  Costa do Sol
Report
Costa do Sol  2–0  Rayon Sports
  • Isac   30'45+1'
Report

Rayon Sports won 3–2 on aggregate.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The teams from Mali were listed as Mali 1 (Onze Créateurs) and Mali 2 (Djoliba) at the time of the qualifying round draw.
  2. ^ The identity of the team from Benin was not known at the time of the qualifying round draw.
  3. ^ a b Teams from Libya are not allowed to host their home matches in their country due to security concerns.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DATES FOR CAF INTERCLUBS COMPETITIONS 2018" (PDF). CAF.
  2. ^ a b "CAF Confederation Cup regulations" (PDF). CAF.
  3. ^ a b "Draw results of Interclubs 2018 prelims". CAF. 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Results of the draw: Total CAF Confederation Cup 2018" (PDF). CAF.
  5. ^ a b "FORFAIT DU CLUB ELWA UNITED". CAF. 8 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "South Sudanese clubs Al Salam Wau, Hilal Juba eliminated". CAF. 15 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Coupe de la CAF : L'US Ben Guerdane qualifiée par forfait du club sud-soudanais Al Hilal Juba". directinfo.webmanagercenter.com. 10 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Draw for the Champions League & Confederation Cup 2018". YouTube. 21 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Results of draw of 2nd 1/16th round". CAF. 21 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Ranking of the clubs qualified to the 2nd 1/16th Finals of Total CAF Confederation Cup 2018" (PDF). CAF.
  11. ^ "Draw Procedures for Interclubs Group Phase". CAF. 20 March 2018.

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