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CAF Champions League 2012

Title holder: Esperance Tunis (Tunisia)

Byes: Al Hilal (Sudan), MAS (Morocco), Étoile du Sahel (Tunisia), Al Ahly (Egypt), Stade Malien (MAL), Sunshine Stars (Nigeria), Djoliba (Mali), Dynamos (Zimbabwe), Esperance Tunis (Tunisia), Coton Sport (Cameroon), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), Al Merreikh (Sudan) and TP Mazembe (DR Congo).

First Round

1st Leg: 17-19 February 2012
2nd Leg: 1-3 March 2012


ASFA Yennenga (Burkina Faso) 0-0 AS Chlef
AS Chlef (Algeria) 4-1 ASFA Yennenga

DFC 8e Arrondissement (Central African Rep.) 1-0 Astres Douala
Astres Douala (Cameroon) 1-2 DFC 8e Arrondissement

Young Africans (Tanzania) 1-1 Zamalek
Zamalek (Egypt) 1-0 Young Africans

Missile (Gabon) 3-2 Africa Sports
Africa Sports (Ivory Coast) 2-0 Missile

Ports Authority (Sierra Leone) 0-0 Horoya
Horoya (Guinea) 1-0 Ports Authority

Foullah (Chad) 0-0 JSM Bejaia
JSM Bejaia (Algeria) 3-1 Foullah

AF Amadou Diallo (Ivory Coast) 1-0 Diables Noirs
Diables Noirs (Congo Brazzaville) 0-1 AF Amadou Diallo

Tusker (Kenya) 0-0 Armée Patriotique Rwandaise
Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (Rwanda) 1-0 Tusker

Coin Noir Mitsamiouli (Comoros) 1-0 Ethiopian Coffee
Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia) 4-1 Coin Noir Mitsamiouli

AS Garde Nationale (Niger) 1-1 Tonnerre
Tonnerre (Benin) 1-0 AS Garde Nationale

Orlando Pirates (South Africa) 1-3 Recreativo de Libolo
Recreativo de Libolo (Angola) 1-1 Orlando Pirates

Uganda Revenue Authority (Uganda) 3-0 Lesotho CS
Lesotho Correctional Services (Lesotho) 0-0 Uganda Revenue Authority

Mafunzo (Zanzibar) 0-2 Liga Muçulmana de Maputo
Liga Muçulmana de Maputo (Mozambique) 3-0 Mafunzo

Brikama (Gambia) 0-1 US Ouakam
US Ouakam (Senegal) 0-1 Brikama [1-3 after pen.]

Sony de Ela Nguema (Eq. Guinea) 0-3 Dolphins
Dolphins (Nigeria) 3-0 Sony de Ela Nguema

LISCR (Liberia) 0-2 Berekum Chelsea
Berekum Chelsea (Ghana) 3-0 LISCR

Green Mamba (Swaziland) 2-4 Platinum
Platinum (Zimbabwe) 4-0 Green Mamba

Japan Actuel's (Madagascar) 1-5 Power Dynamos
Power Dynamos (Zambia) 3-0 Japan Actuel's

1st Leg: 10 March 2012
2nd Leg: 18 March 2012


AS Vita Club (DR Congo) 5-0 Atletico Olympique
Atletico Olympique (Burundi) 4-1 AS Vita Club

 

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CAF Champions League 2012

Second Round


1st Leg: 23-25 March 2012
2nd Leg: 6-8 April 2012


ASO Chlef (Algeria) 0-0 AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
AS Vita Club (DR Congo) 2-3 ASO Chlef (Algeria)

DFC 8e Arrondissement (Central African Rep.) 0-3 Al-Hilal (Sudan)
Al-Hilal (Sudan) 5-1 DFC 8e Arrondissement (Central African Rep.)

Zamalek (Egypt) 1-0 Africa Sports (Côte d'Ivoire)
Africa Sports (Côte d'Ivoire) 2-1 Zamalek (Egypt)

Horoya AC (Guinea) 1-1 Maghreb de Fès (Morocco)
Maghreb de Fès (Morocco) 3-0 Horoya AC (Guinea)

JSM Béjaïa (Algeria) 1-2 AFAD Djékanou (Côte d'Ivoire)
AFAD Djékanou (Côte d'Ivoire) 3-0 JSM Béjaïa (Algeria)

Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (Rwanda) 0-0 Etoile Sahel (Tunisia)
Etoile Sahel (Tunisia) 3-2 Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (Rwanda)

Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia) 0-0 Al-Ahly (Egypt)
Al-Ahly (Egypt) 3-0 Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia)

Tonnerre (Benin) 0-0 Stade Malien (Mali)
Stade Malien (Mali) vs Tonnerre (Benin)

Recreativo do Libolo (Angola) 4-1 Sunshine Stars (Nigeria)
Sunshine Stars (Nigeria) 3-0 Recreativo do Libolo (Angola)

Uganda Revenue Authority (Uganda) 0-2 Djoliba (Mali)
Djoliba (Mali) vs Uganda Revenue Authority (Uganda)

Liga Muçulmana de Maputo (Mozambique) 2-2 Dynamos (Zimbabwe)
Dynamos (Zimbabwe) 1-0 Liga Muçulmana de Maputo (Mozambique)

Brikama United (The Gambia) 1-1 Espérance Tunis (Tunisia)
Espérance Tunis (Tunisia) 3-1 Brikama United (The Gambia)

Dolphins (Nigeria) 1-1 Coton Sport (Cameroon)
Coton Sport (Cameroon) 1-0 Dolphins (Nigeria)

Berekum Chelsea (Ghana) 5-0 Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
Raja Casablanca (Morocco) 3-0 Berekum Chelsea (Ghana)

FC Platinum (Zimbabwe) 2-2 Al-Merreikh (Sudan)
Al-Merreikh (Sudan) 3-0 FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)

Power Dynamos (Zambia) 1-1 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 6-0 Power Dynamos (Zambia)


 

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Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia) vs Al-Ahly (Egypt)
Al-Ahly (Egypt) vs Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia)
This tie has a nice anecdote to it.

In 98 Ethiopian Coffee knocked out Al-Ahly from the CL.

The first leg in Ethiopia ended 1-1, so everyone thought Ahly would easily qualify in Cairo.

Ahly did something which I doubt any club has done: they played in 2 competitions on the same day! Yep.

The first team was sent to Tunisia to compete for the Arab Super Cup, and the reserves stayed in Cairo to finish the job vs. Coffee in the CAF CL.

the first team won the Arab Super Cup while the reserves drew 2-2 and got knocked out.
 

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African big boys make their entrance
in FIFA.com, Wednesday 21 March 2012

The 2012 CAF Champions League kicks off in earnest this weekend with the first legs of the Round of 32 taking place. Making their entrance into the competition are Africa’s 13 top-seeded sides, each with designs on going all the way. FIFA.com looks ahead to the 16 ties, to be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Game of the week:
Zamalek-Africa Sports

This duel is a replay of the 1986 CAF Champions League final, which Zamalek won 4-2 on penalties after both sides had recorded 2-0 home victories.

These two clubs have proud histories. Stars such as George Weah, Rashidi Yekini, Stephen Keshi, Joseph-Antoine Bell, Jean-Jacques Tizie, Kader Keita and Ahmed Tour have all turned out for Africa Sports, while the likes of Ibrahim Youssef, Gamal Abdelhamid, Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan and Emmanuel Amunike have all graced Zamalek, one of Egypt’s most popular and successful clubs.

Having failed to make much of an impression on the continental scene in the last ten years, both teams will be looking at this game as a springboard for them to get back into the big time.

The other matches
Holders Esperance are among the big fish making their entrance in this second round, along with Etoile du Sahel, TP Mazembe, Al-Ahly, Raja Casablanca and Al-Hilal, while a clutch of less fancied sides, among them ASO Chlef, Zamalek and Berekum Chelsea, are full of confidence after safely negotiating the first qualifying round.

Berekum Chelsea, who hail from Ghana and owe their name to their admiration for the London club where national idol Michael Essien plays, are appearing in the competition for the first time. Founded only ten years ago, they have just won their first Ghanaian title and now have their sights set on continental success.

Ghana’s sole representatives in the competition, Berekum have nurtured a core of talented youngsters spearheaded by striker Emmanuel Clottey, but will need to be at their very best to deny three-time African champions Raja Casablanca. The two teams have been struggling in their respective leagues of late and will welcome the opportunity to impress on the big stage.

Also featuring high on the week’s card are the games between Nigeria’s Dolphin and Coton Sport of Cameroon, South Africa’s Platinum Stars and Al-Merreikh of Sudan, Algeria’s ASO Chlef and Vita Club of Congo DR, and Mali’s Stade Malien and Tonnerre of Benin, all of which look too close to call.

Meanwhile, Al-Ahly fans will welcome their side’s trip to Ethiopia to face Ethiopian Coffee, their first game since the disturbances in Port-Said, which cost the lives of 74 people. On paper, the Egyptian champions should not have too much trouble in progressing to the last 16, but will need to be watchful after their lengthy break.

Player to watch
Following his performances at the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Gabon/Equatorial Guinea, Esperance fans are expecting big things of young Tunisian midfielder Youssef Msakni, the scorer of seven league goals for them this season. Such is Msakni’s poise on the ball that he has earned the nickname Lio, in reference to the great Lionel Messi.

The stat
7 - Al Ahly are looking for their seventh African title, having won the competition more times than any other club.

What they said
“I can’t wait to face Raja Casablanca, though we need to adopt a totally different approach to the last round because North African teams are always well organised and have got lots of experience too,” Berekum Chelsea’s Dutch coach Hans van der Pluym.
 

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No major surprises in this 2nd Round of the African CL with all the favourites going through. Special note to the Nigerians of Sunshine Stars who came back from a 1-4 defeat in Angola at Recreativo do Libolo in the 1st leg to beat them 3-0 in Nigeria.
 

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CAF Champions League 2012

Third Round


1st Leg: 27-29 April 2012
2nd Leg: 11-13 May 2012


The winners advance to the group stages, the losers drop to play the winners from the Third round of the Confederation Cup.

Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan) 1-1 AS Chlef (Algeria)
AS Chlef (Algeria) 1-1 Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan) - 4-2 after pen.

Maghreb Fès (Morocco) 0-2 Zamalek (Egypt)
Zamalek (Egypt) 2-0 Maghreb Fès (Morocco)

Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) 4-1 AF Am. Diallo Djékanou (Ivory Coast)
AF Amadou D. Djékanou (Ivory Coast) 1-0 Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)

Stade Malien (Mali) 1-0 Al Ahly (Egypt)
Al Ahly (Egypt) 3-1 Stade Malien (Mali)

Djoliba (Mali) 1-1 Sunshine Stars (Nigeria)
Sunshine Stars (Nigeria) 1-0 Djoliba (Mali)

Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) 6-0 Dynamos (Zimbabwe)
Dynamos (Zimbabwe) 1-1 Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)

Berekum Chelsea (Ghana) 0-0 Coton Sport (Cameroon)
Coton Sport (Cameroon) 1-2 Berekum Chelsea (Ghana)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 2-0 Al Merreikh (Sudan)
Al Merreikh (Sudan) 1-1 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

 

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Both of Zamalek's goals are identical, crosses from the right headed in.

Ahly lost 1-0 in Mali a few minutes ago - goal was also identical to the goals Zamalek scored.
 

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The only surprise of this 2nd round was the trouble Stade Malien gave Al Ahly to qualify. It was necessary to use King Abou Treika's magic skills to put the biggest club in Africa in the Group Stage.
 

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CAF Champions League 2012

Group Stage


The first two of each group will reach the semi finals.

Group A
ASO Chlef (Algeria)
Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
Sunshine Stars (Nigeria)



Round 1 - 06-08.07.2012
Sunshine Stars (Nigeria) vs Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
ASO Chlef (Algeria) 0-1 Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)


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Group B
Al Ahly (Egypt)
Berekum Chelsea (Ghana)
TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Zamalek (Egypt)



Round 1 - 06-08.07.2012
Al Ahly (Egypt) vs TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Berekum Chelsea (Ghana) 3-2 Zamalek (Egypt)



 

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Lol how predictable is Group A, both Tunisians to go through without any trouble whatsoever.

Sucks that Ahly's 1st game is at home vs. Mazembe, lose or draw this and qualifying becomes tough.

Mazembe no longer have Kabangu though, noticed him playing for Anderlecht a few weeks ago. And that other guy Alan Kalikatuka (sp?), I think he's playing in Qatar nowadays. Those 2 scored the winning goals v Internacional in the CWC semis.

I attended an Ahly-Mazembe game before btw, was in 2002 and we won 1-0. Ahmed Bilal scored, but we failed to make the semis that year and Zamalek went on to win the trophy.

Not going to bother attending matches though, that's assuming people would be allowed into stadiums to begin with..

The only surprise of this 2nd round was the trouble Stade Malien gave Al Ahly to qualify. It was necessary to use King Abou Treika's magic skills to put the biggest club in Africa in the Group Stage.
That was a well taken hattrick, no chance for the goalie tbh. The 3rd goal was a quick turn and shot, as if he's a penalty box predator. :thumbsup:
 

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Chelsea 3-2 Zamalek

Ahly 2-1 Mazembe

Deserved win for Ahly (created more chances overall), didn't watch Zamalek's game due to work but Zamalek are the butt of jokes simply because the name of the Chelsea player who scored a hattrick against them translates to "My underwear" in our slang. :D

Ahly won in stoppages while Zamalek lost in stoppages. :) Difference in mentality between both clubs on show again. They meet later this month btw.

Oh and:

Lol how predictable is Group A, both Tunisians to go through without any trouble whatsoever.
Shelf 0-1 Etoile

Sunshine 0-2 Esperance

Watched the first half of Esperance's game tape delayed after Ahly-Mazembe finished, the 2 goals they scored were beautiful. The right back Afful made a fool :D of 2 Sunshine defenders before crossing to Msakni who tapped the ball in, while the 2nd goal was a placing shot from Yannick Njang or dunno what's his name.

Sunshine hit the post when it was 0-1 though, and should have probably been awarded a pen.
 

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Esperance 3-2 Shelf

Esperance scored from 2 pens, both legit though. Esperance's winner came in the 92nd minute, Shelf complained about an offside but their defenders played Esperance's forwards on.
 

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Etoile 0-0 Sunshine

Surprising result. Didn't watch, but Etoile hit the goalframe with a pretty good shot.

Tomorrow night Zamalek-Ahly, might watch it with a friend of mine. b
 

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Zamalek 0-1 Ahly

Abo Treka with a good header, no chance for Zamalek's goalie Abdel Wahed. Abo Treka - owning Zamalek since 2004. :D

Ahly have now won both their games in the 2nd halves, while Zamalek lost both in the 2nd halves.

Barakat needs to sit on the bench with Abdallah El Said (decisive in today's win and the Mazembe one prior) taking his place. Basically El Said's right foot is the reason Ahly are topping the group now. Walid Suleiman was one of the league's top players with Petrojet and he's proving himself in the CAF CL this year.

Thought Ahmed Hassan was pretty invisible for Zamalek. Zamalek though had 3 or so good chances at 0-0.

Earlier today Mazembe were held to a 2-2 draw at home against Chelsea.
 

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while Zamalek lost both in the 2nd halves.
They lost again today (2-0 away to Mazembe), and yet again in the 2nd half!

Nerazzurri4life said:
Barakat needs to sit on the bench
..Responded to me tonight with a hattrick of assists against Chelsea. :D

Nerazzurri4life said:
with Abdallah El Said (decisive in today's win and the Mazembe one prior) taking his place. Basically El Said's right foot is the reason Ahly are topping the group now.
...his right foot opened the scoring tonight. About time he shows one of his famed attributes, shooting.

Nerazzurri4life said:
Walid Suleiman was one of the league's top players with Petrojet and he's proving himself in the CAF CL this year.
His 1st goal tonight would make ****ing Lionel Messi proud.

here

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Oh and FR, ffs where are you, I'm almost talking to myself here. :D :stoned:
 

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Last night:

Chelf 1-2 Sunshine

Later tonight, Etoile host Esperance. Game has become more important after Sunshine's victory in Algeria, if Etoile lose or draw then Sunshine will be favorites to qualify at their expense.
 

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Etoile-Esperance suspended due to crowd trouble. Objects being thrown in protest.

I guess the Egyptian authorites are right not to allow spectators into games, tbh.

In other news, Zamalek can't stop losing. 2 headers thanks to assists from Tresor Mputu finished them off.

Ahly could have won vs. Chelsea in Ghana, but they also could have lost, so it was an ok result overall. Ahly's defence is so shit though.

Looks like an Ahly-Esperance final.
 

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Etoile's bod resigned due to financial issues.
 

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Etoile have been expelled from the CL due to what happened in Sousse.
 
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