2009 CAF Champions League

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The 2009 CAF Champions League is the 45th edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 13th edition under the current CAF Champions League format. The winner will participate in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2010 CAF Super Cup.

2009 CAF Champions League
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Tournament details
Dates30 January – 7 November 2009
Teams53 (from 40 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsDemocratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe (3rd title)
Runners-upNigeria Heartland F.C.
Tournament statistics
Matches played101
Goals scored302 (2.99 per match)
Top scorer(s)Democratic Republic of the Congo Dioko Kaluyituka
(8 goals)
2008
2010

QualificationEdit

  • 53 teams from 40 CAF member associations were entered officially in the 2009 CAF Champions League.
  • The 12 highest ranked associations according to CAF 5-Year Ranking are eligible to enter 2 teams in the competition. For this year's competition, CAF used 2003–07 5-Year rankings in which 3 countries shared the 12th place – allowing 14 countries to enter a second team.
  • Two other teams were entered after the official deadline and were placed in a special subsection on the draw.

Below is the qualification scheme for the competition. Nations are shown according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated:

Association Club Qualifying method
Associations with two entrants (Ranked 1–12)
  Tunisia1
(1st – 45 pts)
Club Africain 2007–08 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champion
Étoile du Sahel 2007–08 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runner-up
  Egypt2
(2nd – 33 pts)
Al Ahly 2007–08 Egyptian Premier League champion
  Nigeria
(3rd – 29 pts)
Kano Pillars 2007–08 Nigerian Premier League champion
Heartland 2007–08 Nigerian Premier League runner-up
  Morocco
(4th – 19 pts)
FAR Rabat 2007–08 Botola champion
Ittihad Khemisset 2007–08 Botola runner-up
  Ghana
(5th – 13 pts)
Asante Kotoko 2007–08 Ghana Premier League champion
Heart of Lions 2007–08 Ghana Premier League runner-up
  Ivory Coast
(6th – 11 pts)
Africa Sports National 2008 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division champion
ASEC Mimosas 2008 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division runner-up
  Algeria
(=7th – 9 pts)
JS Kabylie 2007–08 Algerian Championnat National champion
ASO Chlef 2007–08 Algerian Championnat National runner-up
  Cameroon
(=7th – 9 pts)
Coton Sport FC 2007–08 MTN Elite one champion
Canon Yaoundé 2007–08 MTN Elite one runner-up
  South Africa1
(=9th – 7 pts)
Supersport United 2007–08 Premier Soccer League champion
Ajax Cape Town 2007–08 Premier Soccer League runner-up
  Sudan1
(=9th – 7 pts)
Al-Merreikh 2008 Sudan Premier League champion
Al-Hilal 2008 Sudan Premier League runner-up
  Angola
(11th – 4 pts)
Petro Atlético 2008 Girabola (XXX) champion
Primeiro de Agosto 2008 Girabola (XXX) runner-up
  Congo DR1
(=12th – 3 pts)
DC Motema Pembe 2007–08 Linafoot champion
TP Mazembe 2007–08 Linafoot runner-up
  Libya
(=12th – 3 pts)
Al Ittihad Tripoli 2007–08 Libyan Premier League champion
Al Ahly Tripoli 2007–08 Libyan Premier League runner-up
  Senegal
(=12th – 3 pts)
AS Douanes 2008 Senegal Premier League champion
Casa Sport 2008 Senegal Premier League runner-up
Associations with one entrant (Fewer ranking points than the 12th CAF association)
  Rwanda
(=15th – 2 pts)
ATRACO 2007–08 Rwandan Premier League champion
  Tanzania
(=15th – 2 pts)
Young Africans 2007–08 Tanzanian Premier League champion
  Zambia
(=15th – 2 pts)
ZESCO United 2008 Zambian Premier League champion
  Gabon
(=18th – 1 pt)
AS Mangasport 2007–08 Gabon Championnat National D1 champion
  Guinea
(=18th – 1 pt)
Fello Star 2008 Guinée Championnat National champion
  Zimbabwe
(=18th – 1 pt)
Monomotapa United 2008 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champion
  Burkina Faso Étoile Filante 2007–08 Burkinabé Premier League champion
  Burundi AS Inter Star 2008 Burundi Premier League champion
  Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 2008 Cape Verdean football Championships champion
  Chad Elect-Sport FC 2008 Chad Premier League champion
  Comoros Etoile d'Or 2008 Comoros Premier League champion
  Congo CARA Brazzaville 2008 Congo Premier League champion
  Gambia Wallidan 2008 GFA League First Division champion
  Guinea-Bissau Sporting Clube de Bafatá 2008 Campeonato Nacional da Guiné-Bissau champion
  Kenya Mathare United 2008 Kenyan Premier League champion
  Liberia Monrovia Black Star 2008 Liberian Premier League champion
  Madagascar Academie Ny Antsika 2008 THB Champions League champion
  Mali Djoliba 2007–08 Malian Première Division champion
  Mauritius Curepipe Starlight 2007–08 Mauritian League champion
  Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 2008 Moçambola champion
  Niger AS Police 2007–08 Niger Premier League champion
  Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 2008 Réunion Premier League runner-up3
  Sierra Leone Ports Authority F.C. 2007–08 Sierra Leone National Premier League champion
  Swaziland Royal Leopards 2007–08 Swazi Premier League champion
  Uganda Kampala City Council 2007–08 Ugandan Super League champion
  Zanzibar Miembeni 2008 Zanzibar Premier League champion
Associations entered after the deadline
  Equatorial Guinea
(=18th – 1 pt)
Akonangui 2008 Equatoguinean Premier League champion
  Central African Republic Stade Centrafricain 2008 Central African Republic League champion

Italicised clubs withdrew without playing.
Bolded clubs received a bye in the preliminary round, entering the tournament in the first round.
Unranked associations have no ranking points and hence are equal 23rd (Malawi – ranked =18th – did not enter a champion this year).

1 The champions of Congo DR, South Africa, Sudan, and Tunisia were not given byes in the first stage although the runners-up were. Unlike European tournaments, seeding within the CAF draws is based on performance in continental tournaments only.
2 The 2007–08 Egyptian Premier League runner-up, Ismaily opted not to enter this competition, choosing instead to play in the 2008–09 Arab Champions League. The third-placed Egyptian side, Al-Zamalek were not allowed to replace them as the CAF Champions League regulations allow only national champions and runners-up to compete.[1]
3 2008 Réunion Premier League Champion, JS Saint-Pierroise, banned from African club competitions after withdrawing from the 2007 CAF Champions League.

Qualifying roundsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The preliminary round first legs were played on 30 January – 1 February, and the second legs on 13–15 February 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Primeiro de Agosto   7–3   CARA Brazzaville 5–2 2–1
Canon Yaoundé   2–1   AS Inter Star 1–1 1–0
AS Douanes   4–1   Ports Authority F.C. 3–1 1–0
Kano Pillars   2–0   Elect-Sport FC 2–0 0–0
Club Africain   w/o   Sporting Clube de Bafatá
Djoliba   4–1   Casa Sport 4–0 0–1
Ferroviário Maputo   2–3   Kampala City Council FC 2–1 0–2
Supersport United   8–2   Curepipe Starlight 3–0 5–2
Heartland   10–1   Monrovia Black Star 4–0 6–1
FAR Rabat   6–2   Sporting Clube da Praia 6–1 0–1
Petro Atlético   6–0   Royal Leopards 3–0 3–0
Étoile Filante   4–3   Heart of Lions 2–0 2–3
Al Ahly Tripoli   7–2   AS Police 6–0 1–2
Ittihad Khemisset   w/o   Wallidan
ASO Chlef   3–1   Fello Star 1–0 2–1
DC Motema Pembe   1–3   AS Mangasport 1–2 0–1
Monomotapa United   3–2   Miembeni 2–0 1–2
Young Africans   14–1   Etoile d'Or 8–1 6–0
Academie Ny Antsika   0–6   US Stade Tamponnaise 1 0–6
ZESCO United   5–1   Mathare United 2–0 3–1
Al-Merreikh   2–1   ATRACO 2–1 0–0

1 Played over one leg after first leg cancelled due to political violence in Madagascar[2]

Dispensation roundEdit

Two federations inscribed their clubs after the deadline, but were admitted for an intermediate round. However, the winning club could only gain access to the first round if another winning club from the preliminary round withdrew subsequently.[3] The first leg was played on 22 February, and the second leg on 8 March 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Stade Centrafricain   1–1 (4–5 p)   Akonangui 1–0 0–1 (aet)

As no side withdrew from the first round, Akonangui were effectively eliminated as well.

First roundEdit

The first round first legs were played on 13–15 March, and the second legs on 3–6 April 2009.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Primeiro de Agosto   1–1 (5–4 p)   Canon Yaoundé 0–1 1–0 (aet)
AS Douanes   1–1 (a)   Kano Pillars 1–1 0–0
Club Africain   2–2 (a)   Djoliba 1–2 1–0
Kampala City Council FC   3–2   Supersport United 2–1 1–1
Heartland   4–2   FAR Rabat 3–1 1–1
TP Mazembe   5–1   Petro Atlético 3–0 2–1
ASEC Mimosas   3–0   Étoile Filante 2–0 1–0
JS Kabylie   1–3   Al Ahly Tripoli 1–2 0–1
Asante Kotoko   3–3 (a)   Ittihad Khemisset 3–1 0–2
Étoile du Sahel   2–1   ASO Chlef 2–1 0–0
Coton Sport FC   5–3   AS Mangasport 2–1 3–2
Ajax Cape Town   4–4 (a)   Monomotapa United 3–2 1–2
Al Ahly   4–0   Young Africans 3–0 1–0
Al-Hilal   4–3   US Stade Tamponnaise 3–1 1–2
Africa Sports National   0–2   ZESCO United 0–0 0–2
Al Ittihad Tripoli   1–4   Al-Merreikh 1–1 0–3

Second roundEdit

The first leg will be on 17–19 April and the second leg on 1–3 May.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Primeiro de Agosto   3–3 (a)   Al-Hilal 3–1 0–2
Kano Pillars   3–3 (a)   Al Ahly 1–1 2–2
Djoliba   1–2   ZESCO United 0–0 1–2
Kampala City Council FC   1–2   Al-Merreikh 0–1 1–1
Heartland   3–2   Coton Sport FC 2–1 1–1
TP Mazembe   1–0   Ittihad Khemisset 1–0 0–0
ASEC Mimosas   1–2   Monomotapa United 1–0 0–2
Al Ahly Tripoli   0–2   Étoile du Sahel 0–0 0–2

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 7 May in CAF headquarters in Cairo.[4]

Étoile du Sahel and Al-Merreikh were seeded as level I, while TP Mazembe and Al-Hilal were seeded as level II.[5][6]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Knockout stage

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KAN ALH ZES ALM
  Kano Pillars 6 3 2 1 10 8 +2 11 2–1 3–2 3–1
  Al-Hilal 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 2–0 1–0 3–1
  ZESCO United 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8 1–1 2–0 0–0
  Al-Merreikh 6 0 3 3 5 10 −5 3 1–1 0–0 2–3

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts TPM HEA ETO MON
  TP Mazembe 6 4 0 2 11 4 +7 12 2–0 1–0 5–0
  Heartland 6 3 1 2 9 5 +4 10 2–0 3–0 3–1
  Étoile du Sahel 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 2–1 0–0 2–0
  Monomotapa United 6 2 0 4 5 14 −9 6 0–2 2–1 2–1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

  Semi-Finals Final
                         
  Heartland 4 1 5  
  Kano Pillars 0 0 0  
      Heartland 2 0 2
    TP Mazembe (a) 1 1 2
  Al-Hilal 2 2 4
  TP Mazembe 5 0 5  

SemifinalsEdit

The first legs were scheduled for 4 October and the second legs for 17–18 October.[7]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Heartland   5–0   Kano Pillars 4–0 1–0
Al-Hilal   4–5   TP Mazembe 2–5 2–0

FinalEdit

Heartland  2–1  TP Mazembe
Report
Attendance: 10,000
TP Mazembe  1–0  Heartland
Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)

2–2 on aggregate. TP Mazembe won on the away goals rule.

Leading goal scorersEdit

Player Club Goals
  Dioko Kaluyituka   TP Mazembe 8
  Endurance Idahor   Al-Merreikh 7
  Victor Namo   Kano Pillars 6
  Uche Agba   Heartland
  Trésor Mputu   TP Mazembe
  Muhannad Eltahir   Al-Hilal 5
  Enoch Sakala   ZESCO United
  Daniel Kamungenga   Monomotapa United 3
  Clifford Chipalo   ZESCO United
  Stanley Okoro   Heartland
  Ike Thankgod   Heartland
  Kabangu Mulota   TP Mazembe

Last updated 2 August

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No Champions League for Zamalek?". MTN. 31 October 2008. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
  2. ^ "2009 Champions League statistics". BBC News. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Champs draw pits Sudanese together". BBC News. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  5. ^ Criteria for the Draws for CAF’s Club competitions
  6. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/userfiles/file/PR_CL_eng.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/userfiles/file/Eng_CL_draw_07_05_09%5B1%5D.pdf

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