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The CAF Confederation Cup, officially named Total CAF Confederation Cup, is an annual club association football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football since 2004. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the second-tier competition of African club football, ranking below the CAF Champions League. The winner of the tournament faces the winner of the CAF Champions League in the following season's CAF Super Cup.

CAF Confederation Cup
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Founded2004; 15 years ago (2004)
RegionAfrica (CAF)
Number of teams16 (Group stage)
59 (Total)
Qualifier forCAF Super Cup
Related competitionsCAF Champions League
Current championsEgypt Zamalek SC (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Tunisia CS Sfaxien (3 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2018–19 CAF Confederation Cup

HistoryEdit

 
Trophy between 1992 and 2003

CAF Confederation Cup was founded as the merger of CAF Cup and African Cup Winners' Cup.

In 2013, CS Sfaxien became the first club to win three trophies after defeating TP Mazembe in the final.

QualificationEdit

The domestic cup winners from all 55 CAF member associations are eligible to participate. The third-placed club in the domestic league of the top twelve placed CAF member associations also qualify.

FormatEdit

The competition is played into two phases A and B.[1]

Phase AEdit

The matches of the Preliminary and the 1/16th rounds are played according to the knock-out system with ties broken via the Away goals rule. The sixteen teams eliminated from the 1/16th finals of the CAF Champions League will automatically qualify to play the additional 1/16th finals round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Phase BEdit

  • The sixteen teams which will qualify for the group matches from the additional 1/16th finals will be divided in four groups of four each. Each team shall play six matches against the other three opponents one match home and one match away and points granted upon the 3-1-0 system.
  • The group winners and runners-up qualify to knock-out rounds which shall be played in two matches, home and away in three rounds (quarter-finals, semi-finals and the finals).
  • In case of equality in the number of goals scored during the two matches, the team scoring the greatest number of away goals will be declared winner. If the number of goals scored on the away matches is equal, kicks from the penalty mark will be taken.

The Super CupEdit

The winning team of the CAF Confederation Cup will take the engagement of playing the CAF Super Cup against the champion of the CAF Champions League. The match will be played in the following year to that of the concerned competition, in one match, on the CAF Champions League champion's venue.

SponsorshipEdit

In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions. Total started with the Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon therefore renaming it Total Africa cup of Nations.[2]

Title Sponsor Official Sponsors Ball Supplier

Prize MoneyEdit

CAF have increase prize money to be shared between the top sixteen clubs starting from 2017 to 2020.[6][7]

Final
position
Prize money
Winner US$1.25 million
Runner-up US$0.625 million
Semi-finalists US$0.45 million
Quarter-finalists US$0.35 million
3rd in group stage US$0.275 million
4th in group stage US$0.275 million

* Note: National Associations receive an additional equivalent share of 5% for each amount awarded to clubs.

Media coverageEdit

Records and statisticsEdit

PerformancesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulations of the Confederation Cup 2006 - 2008" (PDF). CAF. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  2. ^ "TOTAL, TITLE SPONSOR OF THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS AND PARTNER OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL", CAF, 21 July 2016
  3. ^ "TOTAL, TITLE SPONSOR OF THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS AND PARTNER OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL", CAF, 21 July 2016
  4. ^ "QNET ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF TOTAL CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, TOTAL CAF CONFEDERATION CUP, TOTAL CAF SUPER CUP", CAF, 24 February 2018
  5. ^ "1XBET - OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE CONFÉDÉRATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL (CAF) TOURNAMENTS", CAF, 6 February 2019
  6. ^ "CAF Executive Committee decisions". cafonline.com. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Prize money for CAF competitions effective 2017". cafonline.com.

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