2009 CAF Champions League

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

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.

Contents

Qualification

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:

AssociationClubQualifying method
Associations with two entrants (Ranked 1–12)
Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 1
(1st – 45 pts)
Club Africain 2007–08 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champion
Étoile du Sahel 2007–08 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 runner-up
Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 2
(2nd – 33 pts)
Al Ahly 2007–08 Egyptian Premier League champion
Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
(3rd – 29 pts)
Kano Pillars 2007–08 Nigerian Premier League champion
Heartland 2007–08 Nigerian Premier League runner-up
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
(4th – 19 pts)
FAR Rabat 2007–08 Botola champion
Ittihad Khemisset 2007–08 Botola runner-up
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
(5th – 13 pts)
Asante Kotoko 2007–08 Ghana Premier League champion
Heart of Lions 2007–08 Ghana Premier League runner-up
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 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
Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria
(=7th – 9 pts)
JS Kabylie 2007–08 Algerian Championnat National champion
ASO Chlef 2007–08 Algerian Championnat National runner-up
Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
(=7th – 9 pts)
Coton Sport FC 2007–08 MTN Elite one champion
Canon Yaoundé 2007–08 MTN Elite one runner-up
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 1
(=9th – 7 pts)
Supersport United 2007–08 Premier Soccer League champion
Ajax Cape Town 2007–08 Premier Soccer League runner-up
Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 1
(=9th – 7 pts)
Al-Merreikh 2008 Sudan Premier League champion
Al-Hilal 2008 Sudan Premier League runner-up
Flag of Angola.svg Angola
(11th – 4 pts)
Petro Atlético 2008 Girabola (XXX) champion
Primeiro de Agosto 2008 Girabola (XXX) runner-up
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Congo DR 1
(=12th – 3 pts)
DC Motema Pembe 2007–08 Linafoot champion
TP Mazembe 2007–08 Linafoot runner-up
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg Libya
(=12th – 3 pts)
Al Ittihad Tripoli 2007–08 Libyan Premier League champion
Al Ahly Tripoli 2007–08 Libyan Premier League runner-up
Flag of Senegal.svg 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)
Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
(=15th – 2 pts)
ATRACO 2007–08 Rwandan Premier League champion
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
(=15th – 2 pts)
Young Africans 2007–08 Tanzanian Premier League champion
Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia
(=15th – 2 pts)
ZESCO United 2008 Zambian Premier League champion
Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon
(=18th – 1 pt)
AS Mangasport 2007–08 Gabon Championnat National D1 champion
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
(=18th – 1 pt)
Fello Star 2008 Guinée Championnat National champion
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
(=18th – 1 pt)
Monomotapa United 2008 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champion
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Étoile Filante 2007–08 Burkinabé Premier League champion
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi AS Inter Star 2008 Burundi Premier League champion
Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Sporting Clube da Praia 2008 Cape Verdean football Championships champion
Flag of Chad.svg Chad Elect-Sport FC 2008 Chad Premier League champion
Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros Etoile d'Or 2008 Comoros Premier League champion
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Congo CARA Brazzaville 2008 Congo Premier League champion
Flag of The Gambia.svg Gambia Wallidan 2008 GFA League First Division champion
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Sporting Clube de Bafatá 2008 Campeonato Nacional da Guiné-Bissau champion
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Mathare United 2008 Kenyan Premier League champion
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia Monrovia Black Star 2008 Liberian Premier League champion
Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar Academie Ny Antsika 2008 THB Champions League champion
Flag of Mali.svg Mali Djoliba 2007–08 Malian Première Division champion
Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Curepipe Starlight 2007–08 Mauritian League champion
Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique Ferroviário Maputo 2008 Moçambola champion
Flag of Niger.svg Niger AS Police 2007–08 Niger Premier League champion
Flag of France.svg Réunion US Stade Tamponnaise 2008 Réunion Premier League runner-up3
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Ports Authority F.C. 2007–08 Sierra Leone National Premier League champion
Flag of Eswatini.svg Swaziland Royal Leopards 2007–08 Swazi Premier League champion
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Kampala City Council 2007–08 Ugandan Super League champion
Flag of Zanzibar.svg Zanzibar Miembeni 2008 Zanzibar Premier League champion
Associations entered after the deadline
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea
(=18th – 1 pt)
Akonangui 2008 Equatoguinean Premier League champion
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg 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 rounds

Preliminary round

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 21st leg2nd leg
Primeiro de Agosto Flag of Angola.svg 7–3 Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg CARA Brazzaville 5–2 2–1
Canon Yaoundé Flag of Cameroon.svg 2–1 Flag of Burundi.svg AS Inter Star 1–1 1–0
AS Douanes Flag of Senegal.svg 4–1 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Ports Authority F.C. 3–1 1–0
Kano Pillars Flag of Nigeria.svg 2–0 Flag of Chad.svg Elect-Sport FC 2–0 0–0
Club Africain Flag of Tunisia.svg w/o Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Sporting Clube de Bafatá
Djoliba Flag of Mali.svg 4–1 Flag of Senegal.svg Casa Sport 4–0 0–1
Ferroviário Maputo Flag of Mozambique.svg 2–3 Flag of Uganda.svg Kampala City Council FC 2–1 0–2
Supersport United Flag of South Africa.svg 8–2 Flag of Mauritius.svg Curepipe Starlight 3–0 5–2
Heartland Flag of Nigeria.svg 10–1 Flag of Liberia.svg Monrovia Black Star 4–0 6–1
FAR Rabat Flag of Morocco.svg 6–2 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Sporting Clube da Praia 6–1 0–1
Petro Atlético Flag of Angola.svg 6–0 Flag of Eswatini.svg Royal Leopards 3–0 3–0
Étoile Filante Flag of Burkina Faso.svg 4–3 Flag of Ghana.svg Heart of Lions 2–0 2–3
Al Ahly Tripoli Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 7–2 Flag of Niger.svg AS Police 6–0 1–2
Ittihad Khemisset Flag of Morocco.svg w/o Flag of The Gambia.svg Wallidan
ASO Chlef Flag of Algeria.svg 3–1 Flag of Guinea.svg Fello Star 1–0 2–1
DC Motema Pembe Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg 1–3 Flag of Gabon.svg AS Mangasport 1–2 0–1
Monomotapa United Flag of Zimbabwe.svg 3–2 Flag of Zanzibar.svg Miembeni 2–0 1–2
Young Africans Flag of Tanzania.svg 14–1 Flag of the Comoros.svg Etoile d'Or 8–1 6–0
Academie Ny Antsika Flag of Madagascar.svg 0–6 Flag of France.svg US Stade Tamponnaise 1 0–6
ZESCO United Flag of Zambia.svg 5–1 Flag of Kenya.svg Mathare United 2–0 3–1
Al-Merreikh Flag of Sudan.svg 2–1 Flag of Rwanda.svg ATRACO 2–1 0–0

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

Dispensation round

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 21st leg2nd leg
Stade Centrafricain Flag of the Central African Republic.svg 1–1 (4–5 p) Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Akonangui 1–0 0–1 (aet)

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

First round

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Primeiro de Agosto Flag of Angola.svg 1–1 (5–4 p) Flag of Cameroon.svg Canon Yaoundé 0–1 1–0 (aet)
AS Douanes Flag of Senegal.svg 1–1 (a) Flag of Nigeria.svg Kano Pillars 1–1 0–0
Club Africain Flag of Tunisia.svg 2–2 (a) Flag of Mali.svg Djoliba 1–2 1–0
Kampala City Council FC Flag of Uganda.svg 3–2 Flag of South Africa.svg Supersport United 2–1 1–1
Heartland Flag of Nigeria.svg 4–2 Flag of Morocco.svg FAR Rabat 3–1 1–1
TP Mazembe Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg 5–1 Flag of Angola.svg Petro Atlético 3–0 2–1
ASEC Mimosas Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 3–0 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Étoile Filante 2–0 1–0
JS Kabylie Flag of Algeria.svg 1–3 Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg Al Ahly Tripoli 1–2 0–1
Asante Kotoko Flag of Ghana.svg 3–3 (a) Flag of Morocco.svg Ittihad Khemisset 3–1 0–2
Étoile du Sahel Flag of Tunisia.svg 2–1 Flag of Algeria.svg ASO Chlef 2–1 0–0
Coton Sport FC Flag of Cameroon.svg 5–3 Flag of Gabon.svg AS Mangasport 2–1 3–2
Ajax Cape Town Flag of South Africa.svg 4–4 (a) Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Monomotapa United 3–2 1–2
Al Ahly Flag of Egypt.svg 4–0 Flag of Tanzania.svg Young Africans 3–0 1–0
Al-Hilal Flag of Sudan.svg 4–3 Flag of France.svg US Stade Tamponnaise 3–1 1–2
Africa Sports National Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 0–2 Flag of Zambia.svg ZESCO United 0–0 0–2
Al Ittihad Tripoli Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 1–4 Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Merreikh 1–1 0–3

Second round

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Primeiro de Agosto Flag of Angola.svg 3–3 (a) Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Hilal 3–1 0–2
Kano Pillars Flag of Nigeria.svg 3–3 (a) Flag of Egypt.svg Al Ahly 1–1 2–2
Djoliba Flag of Mali.svg 1–2 Flag of Zambia.svg ZESCO United 0–0 1–2
Kampala City Council FC Flag of Uganda.svg 1–2 Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Merreikh 0–1 1–1
Heartland Flag of Nigeria.svg 3–2 Flag of Cameroon.svg Coton Sport FC 2–1 1–1
TP Mazembe Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg 1–0 Flag of Morocco.svg Ittihad Khemisset 1–0 0–0
ASEC Mimosas Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg 1–2 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Monomotapa United 1–0 0–2
Al Ahly Tripoli Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 0–2 Flag of Tunisia.svg Étoile du Sahel 0–0 0–2

Group stage

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 A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts KAN ALH ZES ALM
Flag of Nigeria.svg Kano Pillars 6321108+2112–13–23–1
Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Hilal 631275+2102–01–03–1
Flag of Zambia.svg ZESCO United 622287+181–12–00–0
Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Merreikh 6033510531–10–02–3
Source: [ citation needed ]

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts TPM HEA ETO MON
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 6402114+7122–01–05–0
Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland 631295+4102–03–03–1
Flag of Tunisia.svg Étoile du Sahel 621357272–10–02–0
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Monomotapa United 6204514960–22–12–1
Source: [ citation needed ]

Knockout stage

Bracket

 Semi-FinalsFinal
             
Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland 415 
Flag of Nigeria.svg Kano Pillars 000 
   Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland 202
  Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe (a)112
Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Hilal 224
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 505 

Semifinals

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 21st leg2nd leg
Heartland Flag of Nigeria.svg 5–0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Kano Pillars 4–01–0
Al-Hilal Flag of Sudan.svg 4–5 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 2–52–0

Final

Heartland Flag of Nigeria.svg 2–1 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe
Report
Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
TP Mazembe Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg 1–0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland
Report
Stade Municipal de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Mohamed Benouza (Algeria)

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

Leading goal scorers

PlayerClubGoals
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Dioko Kaluyituka Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe 8
Flag of Nigeria.svg Endurance Idahor Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Merreikh 7
Flag of Nigeria.svg Victor Namo Flag of Nigeria.svg Kano Pillars 6
Flag of Nigeria.svg Uche Agba Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Trésor Mputu Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe
Flag of Sudan.svg Muhannad Eltahir Flag of Sudan.svg Al-Hilal 5
Flag of Zambia.svg Enoch Sakala Flag of Zambia.svg ZESCO United
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Daniel Kamungenga Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Monomotapa United 3
Flag of Zambia.svg Clifford Chipalo Flag of Zambia.svg ZESCO United
Flag of Nigeria.svg Stanley Okoro Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland
Flag of Nigeria.svg Ike Thankgod Flag of Nigeria.svg Heartland
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Kabangu Mulota Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg TP Mazembe

Last updated 2 August

Notes

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