1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1972 was the 8th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that year's club champion of association football in Africa.

1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
DatesApril - 22 December 1972
Teams26 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
ChampionsGuinea Hafia FC (1st title)
Runners-upUganda Simba FC
Tournament statistics
Matches played45
Goals scored154 (3.42 per match)
Top scorer(s)Zambia Godfrey Chitalu
(13 goals)
Best player(s)Guinea Chérif Souleymane
1971
1973

The tournament was played by 26 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. Hafia FC from Guinea won the final, becoming CAF club champion for the first time and the first Guinean team to win the trophy.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASFA Ouagadougou   1–4   Djoliba AC 1–3 0–1
Aigle Nkongsamba   3–2   Olympic Real de Bangui 3–1 0–1
Al-Ahli Tripoli   w/o1   Al-Merrikh
ASFA   6–2   AS Cotonou 3–0 3–2
Hafia FC   5–2   ASFAN 4–1 1–1
Hearts of Oak   w/o2   Abaluhya United
Majantja   2–11   Kabwe Warriors 2–2 0–9
AS Saint Michel   2–1   Young Africans 2–0 0–1
Saint-George SA   4–2   Lavori Publici 3–1 1–1
TP Mazembe   3–1   AS Police 2–0 1–1

1Al-Merrikh withdrew.
2Abaluhya United withdrew.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Africa Sports   3–7   TP Mazembe 1–2 2–5
Canon Yaoundé   4–6   Hafia FC 3–2 1–4
Dynamic Togolais   4–5   Aigle Nkongsamba 1-1 3-4
ASFA   2–2   Djoliba AC 2–0 0–21
Ismaily   2–2 (3–4 p)   Al-Ahli Tripoli 0–1 2–1
Kabwe Warriors   5–1   AS Saint Michel 2–1 3–0
Simba FC   5–1   Saint-George SA 4–0 1–1
WNDC Ibadan   1–3   Hearts of Oak 1–0 0–3

1 After the match had finished 2-0 to Djoliba AC, leaving the aggregate level at 2-2, AS Forces Armées (Dakar) refused to take part in the penalty shootout to protest the officiating; they were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahli Tripoli   1–4   Simba FC 1–1 0–3
Hafia FC   4–2   Djoliba AC 3–0 1–2
Hearts of Oak   8–4   Kabwe Warriors 7–2 1–2
TP Mazembe   6–2   Aigle Nkongsamba 4–1 2–1

Semi-FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hearts of Oak   1–2   Simba FC 1–1 0–1
TP Mazembe   3–4   Hafia FC 3–2 0–21

1 TP Mazembe refused to play the 2nd leg contesting the eligibility of the referees assigned by CAF; CAF awarded the 2nd leg 2–0 by forfeit to Hafia FC.

FinalEdit

Hafia FC  4–2  Simba FC
Simba FC  2–3  Hafia FC
Referee: Tesfaye Gebreyesus (Ethiopia)

ChampionEdit

African Cup of Champions Clubs
1972 Winners
 
Hafia FC
First Title

Top scorersEdit

The top scorers from the 1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Godfrey Chitalu   Kabwe Warriors 13
2   Chérif Souleymane   Hafia FC 4
3   N’Jo Léa   Hafia FC 2
  Petit Sory   Hafia FC 2
  Tolo   Hafia FC 2
  Denis Obua   Simba FC 2
  Kamunda Tshinabu   TP Mazembe 2
  Oliver Musonda   Kabwe Warriors 2
  Boniface Simutowe   Kabwe Warriors 2

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