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CAF Confederation Cup
CAF Confederation Cup logo.jpg
Founded 2004
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 8 (Group stage)
68 (Total)
Current champions Mali Stade Malien
Most successful club Tunisia Club Sportif Sfaxien (2)
Website CAF Confederation Cup
Soccerball current event.svg 2010 CAF Confederation Cup

The CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football.

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Qualification

From the top twelve placed CAF member associations, the winner of the domestic cup competition and the third placed club in the domestic league of the considered associations are eligible to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup, while only domestic leagues runner-ups from member associations ranked from 13 till 55 are eligible to participate in the competition.

Format

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

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Phase A

The matches of the Preliminary, the 1/16th, the 1/8th rounds are played according to the knock-out system with ties broken via the Away goals rule. The eight teams eliminated from the 1/8th finals of the CAF Champions League will automatically qualify to play the additional 1/8th finals round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Phase B

  • The eight teams which will qualify for the group matches from the additional 1/8th finals will be divided in two 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 two group winners shall meet in the final which shall be played in two matches, home and away. The team scoring the highest aggregate number of goals in the two matches will be declared winner.
  • 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.

Prize Money

Placement Club Share (US Dollars) National Association Share
Winner $ 625 000 $ 35 000
Runner-up $ 432 000 $ 30 000
2nd of each Group $ 239 000 $ 25 000
3rd of each Group $ 239 000 $ 20 000
4th of each Group $ 150 000 $ 15 000

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The Super Cup

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.

History

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The competition was founded by the CAF in 2004 by merging both the African Cup Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup in a single competition based upon the European model of the UEFA Cup which was also the adopted model while creating the CAF Cup previously in 1992.[3]

Tournaments

Season Winner Score Runner-up
2009
Details
Stade Malien
Mali
(Mali)
1st leg: 0-2
2nd leg: 2-0
Penalties: 3-2
ES Sétif
Algeria
(Algeria)
2008
Details
Club Sportif Sfaxien
Tunisia
(Tunisia)
1st leg: 0-0
2nd leg: 2-2
Étoile Sportive du Sahel
Tunisia
(Tunisia)
2007
Details
Club Sportif Sfaxien
Tunisia
(Tunisia)
1st leg: 4-2
2nd leg: 1-0
Al Merrikh
Sudan
(Sudan)
2006
Details
Étoile Sportive du Sahel
Flag of Tunisia.svg
(Tunisia)
1st leg: 1-1
2nd leg: 0-0
Forces Armées Royales Rabat
Flag of Morocco.svg
(Morocco)
2005
Details
Forces Armées Royales Rabat
Flag of Morocco.svg
(Morocco)
1st leg: 0-1
2nd leg: 3-0
Dolphins FC
Flag of Nigeria.svg
(Nigeria)
2004
Details
Hearts of Oak
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(Ghana)
1st leg: 1-1
2nd leg: 1-1
Penalties: 8-7
Asante Kotoko
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(Ghana)

Winners by team

Club Winners Runners-up
Tunisia Club Sportif Sfaxien 2 0
Tunisia Étoile Sportive du Sahel 1 1
Morocco FAR Rabat 1 1
Ghana Hearts of Oak 1 0
Mali Stade Malien 1 0
Sudan Al-Merrikh 0 1
Nigeria Dolphins FC 0 1
Ghana Asante Kotoko 0 1
Algeria ES Sétif 0 1

Winners by country

Nation Winners Runners-up
 Tunisia 3 1
 Ghana 1 1
 Morocco 1 1
 Mali 1 0
 Nigeria 0 1
 Sudan 0 1
 Algeria 0 1

See also

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