2014 CAF Confederation Cup

The 2014 CAF Confederation Cup (also known as the 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 11th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The defending champions CS Sfaxien did not enter the tournament as they qualified for the 2014 CAF Champions League and reached the group stage.

2014 CAF Confederation Cup
2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates7 February – 6 December 2014
Teams53+8 (from 42 associations)
Final positions
Champions Al-Ahly (1st title)
Runners-up Séwé Sport
Tournament statistics
Matches played134
Goals scored285 (2.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kader Bidimbou
Kudakwashe Musharu
Koffi Foba
(6 goals each)

In the final, Al-Ahly of Egypt defeated Séwé Sport of Côte d'Ivoire on the away goals rule after drawing 2–2 on aggregate, to win their first title, and a record-extending 19th overall African title (having already won eight African Champions Cup/CAF Champions League titles, six CAF Super Cup titles and four African Cup Winners' Cup titles).[1] They earned the right to play in the 2015 CAF Super Cup.[2]

Association team allocation

All 56 CAF member associations may enter the CAF Confederation Cup, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to their CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter two teams in the competition. The title holders could also enter if they had not already qualified for the CAF Champions League or CAF Confederation Cup.[2] As a result, theoretically a maximum of 69 teams could enter the tournament (plus eight teams eliminated from the CAF Champions League which enter the play-off round) – although this level has never been reached.

For the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup, the CAF used the 2008–2012 CAF 5-Year Ranking, which calculated points for each entrant association based on their clubs’ performance over those 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup. The criteria for points were the following:[3]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winner 5 points 4 points
Runner-up 4 points 3 points
Losing semi-finalists 3 points 2 points
3rd place in groups 2 points 1 point
4th place in groups 1 point 1 point

The points were multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follows:

  • 2012 – 5
  • 2011 – 4
  • 2010 – 3
  • 2009 – 2
  • 2008 – 1

Teams

The following teams entered the competition. Teams in bold received a bye to the first round. The other teams entered the preliminary round.

Associations are shown according to their 2008–2012 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated.

Association Team Qualifying method
Associations eligible to enter two teams (Ranked 1–12)
Tunisia
(1st – 85 pts)
Étoile du Sahel 2012–13 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
CA Bizertin 2013 Tunisian Cup winner
Egypt
(2nd – 70 pts)
Ismaily 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place[Note EGY]
Wadi Degla 2013 Egypt Cup runner-up
Nigeria
(3rd – 63 pts)
Bayelsa United 2013 Nigeria Premier League third place
Warri Wolves 2013 Nigerian FA Cup runner-up
Sudan
(4th – 54 pts)
Al-Ahly Shendi 2013 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Ahli Atbara 2013 Sudan Premier League fourth place
Morocco
(5th – 53 pts)
MAS Fez 2012–13 Botola third place
Difaâ El Jadidi 2013 Coupe du Trône winner
Congo DR
(6th – 48 pts)
CS Don Bosco 2013 Linafoot third place
MK Etanchéité 2013 Coupe du Congo winner
Algeria
(7th – 40 pts)
CS Constantine
(one entrant only)
2012–13 Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Mali
(8th – 31 pts)
Djoliba 2012–13 Malian Première Division third place
Club Olympique de Bamako 2012–13 Malian Première Division fourth place
Congo
(9th – 20 pts)
AS Kondzo 2013 Congo Premier League third place
CARA Brazzaville 2013 Congo Premier League fourth place
Angola
(10th – 18 pts)
Petro de Luanda 2013 Taça de Angola winner
Desportivo da Huíla 2013 Taça de Angola runner-up
Cameroon
(11th – 12 pts)
Union Douala 2013 Cameroonian Premier League third place
Yong Sports Academy 2013 Cameroonian Cup winner
Ghana
(12th – 11 pts)
Ebusua Dwarfs 2012–13 Ghanaian Premier League third place
Medeama 2012–13 Ghanaian FA Cup winner
Associations eligible to enter one team
Zimbabwe
(13th – 8 pts)
How Mine 2013 Cup of Zimbabwe runner-up
Zambia
(14th – 7 pts)
ZESCO United 2013 Zambian Premier League runner-up
Ivory Coast
(T-15th – 6 pts)
ASEC Mimosas 2013 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Libya
(T-15th – 6 pts)
Al-Ahli Tripoli 2013–14 Libyan Premier League group A leader after round 7
Niger
(17th – 3 pts)
ASN Nigelec 2013 Niger Cup winner
Botswana Gaborone United 2013 Mascom Top 8 Cup winner
Burkina Faso AS SONABEL 2013 Coupe du Faso runner-up
Burundi Académie Tchité 2013 Burundian Cup winner
Chad ASLAD 2013 Chad Cup winner
Equatorial Guinea The Panthers 2013 Equatoguinean Cup winner
Ethiopia Defence Force 2013 Ethiopian Cup winner
Gabon CF Mounana 2013 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs winner
Gambia Gamtel 2013 Gambian Cup winner
Guinea CI Kamsar 2013 Guinée Coupe Nationale runner-up
Guinea-Bissau Estrela de Cantanhez 2013 Taça Nacional da Guiné Bissau winner
Kenya AFC Leopards 2013 FKF President's Cup winner
Liberia Red Lions 2013 Liberian Cup runner-up
Madagascar ASSM Elgeco Plus 2013 Coupe de Madagascar winner
Mozambique Ferroviário da Beira 2013 Taça de Moçambique winner
Namibia African Stars 2013 NFA Cup winner
Rwanda AS Kigali 2013 Rwandan Cup winner
Senegal ASC Diaraf 2013 Senegal FA Cup winner
Seychelles St Michel United 2013 Seychelles FA Cup winner
Sierra Leone RSLAF 2013 Sierra Leone National Premier League runner-up
South Africa SuperSport United 2012–13 Nedbank Cup runner-up
South Sudan Al-Malakia 2013 South Sudan National Cup winner
Tanzania Azam 2012–13 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
Togo AS Douanes Lomé 2013 Togolese Championnat National runner-up
Uganda Victoria University 2013 Ugandan Cup winner
Zanzibar Chuoni 2012–13 Zanzibar Premier League runner-up
Notes
  1. ^ Egypt (EGY): The 2012–13 Egyptian Premier League third place would originally represent Egypt in this tournament, but due of its cancellation, the 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League third place (last completed season) was selected to represent Egypt.[4]

In addition to the teams above, the following eight teams entered the play-off round.

Team Qualifying method
Al-Ahly Losers of the 2014 CAF Champions League second round
AS Real Bamako
Séwé Sport
Horoya
Coton Sport
AC Léopards
Kaizer Chiefs
Nkana

The following associations did not enter a team:

Schedule

The schedule of the competition was as follows (all draws held at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt unless otherwise stated).[5]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 16 December 2013
(Marrakech, Morocco)[6]
7–9 February 2014 14–16 February 2014
First round 28 February–2 March 2014 7–9 March 2014
Second round 21–23 March 2014 28–30 March 2014
Play-off round 1 April 2014[7] 18–20 April 2014 25–27 April 2014
Group stage Matchday 1 29 April 2014[7] 16–18 May 2014
Matchday 2 23–25 May 2014
Matchday 3 6–8 June 2014
Matchday 4 25–27 July 2014
Matchday 5 8–10 August 2014
Matchday 6 22–24 August 2014
Knock-out stage Semi-finals 19–21 September 2014 26–28 September 2014
Final 28–30 November 2014 5–7 December 2014

Qualifying rounds

The draw for the preliminary, first and second qualifying rounds was held on 16 December 2013.[8]

Qualification ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[2]

Preliminary round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Malakia 1–5 CARA Brazzaville 0–1 1–4
AFC Leopards 4–1 Defence Force 2–0 2–1
SuperSport United 3–0 Gaborone United 2–0 1–0
AS Kigali 2–1 Académie Tchité 1–0 1–1
Difaâ El Jadidi 1–0 AS SONABEL 1–0 0–0
RSLAF 0–3 Gamtel 0–1 0–2
The Panthers 1–4 Medeama 1–2 0–2
Azam 1–2 Ferroviário da Beira 1–0 0–2
St Michel United 3–3 (7–6 p) ASSM Elgeco Plus 2–1 1–2
How Mine 6–1 Chuoni 4–0 2–1
AS Kondzo 3–3 (a) Yong Sports Academy 2–0 1–3
ASN Nigelec 3–4 CS Constantine 2–0 1–4
Red Lions w/o[A] Estrela de Cantanhez
Al-Ahli Tripoli 1–2 Club Olympique de Bamako 1–1 0–1
Al-Ahli Atbara 1–1 (a) MK Etanchéité 1–1 0–0
African Stars 2–3 Petro de Luanda 2–0 0–3
Ebusua Dwarfs 1–0 ASC Diaraf 1–0 0–0
AS Douanes Lomé 3–1 CI Kamsar 2–0 1–1
CS Don Bosco 3–1 Victoria University 3–0 0–1
Union Douala 4–2 ASLAD 3–0 1–2
CF Mounana 3–4 Desportivo da Huíla 3–1 0–3
Notes
  1. ^ Red Lions advanced to the first round after Estrela de Cantanhez withdrew.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CARA Brazzaville 1–3 Étoile du Sahel 1–0 0–3
SuperSport United 4–2 AFC Leopards 2–0 2–2
AS Kigali 1–1 (5–4 p) Al-Ahly Shendi 1–0 0–1
Gamtel 0–6 Difaâ El Jadidi 0–2 0–4
Medeama 4–2 MAS Fez 3–0 1–2
Ferroviário da Beira 0–1 ZESCO United 0–0 0–1
How Mine 6–4 St Michel United 5–1 1–3
AS Kondzo 0–2 Bayelsa United 0–0 0–2
Red Lions 0–3 CS Constantine 0–1 0–2
Club Olympique de Bamako 1–3 ASEC Mimosas 0–2 1–1
MK Etanchéité 0–0 (3–4 p) Ismaily 0–0 0–0
Ebusua Dwarfs 2–4 Petro de Luanda 2–0 0–4
AS Douanes Lomé 1–3 Wadi Degla 1–1 0–2
CS Don Bosco 2–2 (a) Djoliba 2–1 0–1
Union Douala 3–4 Warri Wolves 2–3 1–1
Desportivo da Huíla 0–3 CA Bizertin 0–1 0–2

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile du Sahel 5–1 SuperSport United 1–0 4–1
AS Kigali 1–3 Difaâ El Jadidi 1–0 0–3
Medeama 2–1 ZESCO United 2–0 0–1
How Mine 2–3 Bayelsa United 2–1 0–2
CS Constantine 1–6 ASEC Mimosas 1–0 0–6
Ismaily 0–1 Petro de Luanda 0–0 0–1
Wadi Degla 2–2 (2–3 p) Djoliba 2–0 0–2
Warri Wolves 1–2 CA Bizertin 0–0 1–2

Play-off round

The draw for the play-off round was held on 1 April 2014.[9] The winners of the Confederation Cup second round were drawn against the losers of the Champions League second round, with the former hosting the second leg.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahly 2–2 (a) Difaâ El Jadidi 1–0 1–2
AS Real Bamako 2–1 Djoliba 2–1 0–0
AC Léopards 2–2 (5–4 p) Medeama 2–0 0–2
Kaizer Chiefs 1–3 ASEC Mimosas 1–2 0–1
Coton Sport 4–3 Petro de Luanda 2–1 2–2
Horoya 0–1 Étoile du Sahel 0–0 0–1
Séwé Sport 3–0 Bayelsa United 2–0 1–0
Nkana 1–1 (a) CA Bizertin 0–0 1–1

Group stage

Location of teams of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
Group A
Group B

The draw for the group stage was held on 29 April 2014.[10] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four. Each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners and runners-up of each group advanced to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[2]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned
  3. Away goals scored in games between the teams concerned
  4. Goal difference in all games
  5. Goals scored in all games

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LEO COT RBA MIM
AC Léopards 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 11[lower-alpha 1] 0–0 1–2 4–1
Coton Sport 6 3 2 1 8 9 1 11[lower-alpha 1] 0–4 2–1 2–1
AS Real Bamako 6 1 3 2 6 7 1 6 1–2 1–1 1–1
ASEC Mimosas 6 0 3 3 5 10 5 3 0–0 2–3 0–0
Source:
Notes:
  1. Tiebreakers: AC Léopards and Coton Sport are ranked on head-to-head record.

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts AHL SEW NKA ESS
Al-Ahly 6 2 3 1 5 3 +2 9[lower-alpha 1] 1–0 2–0 0–0
Séwé Sport 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 9[lower-alpha 1] 1–1 3–0 1–1
Nkana 6 2 1 3 9 13 4 7 1–0 1–1 4–3
Étoile du Sahel 6 1 3 2 9 10 1 6 1–1 0–1 4–3
Source:
Notes:
  1. Tiebreakers: Al-Ahly and Séwé Sport are ranked on head-to-head record.

Knock-out stage

Knock-out ties were played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule was applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shoot-out (no extra time was played).[2]

Bracket

  Semi-Finals Final
                         
Séwé Sport 1 0 1  
AC Léopards 0 0 0  
    Séwé Sport 2 0 2
  Al-Ahly (a) 1 1 2
Coton Sport 0 1 1
Al-Ahly 1 2 3  

Semi-finals

In the semi-finals, the group A winners played the group B runners-up, and the group B winners played the group A runners-up, with the group winners hosting the second leg.[2]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Séwé Sport 1–0 AC Léopards 1–0 0–0
Coton Sport 1–3 Al-Ahly 0–1 1–2

Final

In the final, the order of legs was decided by a draw, held after the group stage draw.

Séwé Sport 2–1 Al-Ahly
Kouamé  24' (pen.)
Assalé  81'
Report Trezeguet  59'
Al-Ahly 1–0 Séwé Sport
Moteab  90+6' Report

2–2 on aggregate. Al-Ahly won on the away goals rule.

Top scorers

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Kader Bidimbou AC Léopards 6
Koffi Foba ASEC Mimosas 6
Kudakwashe Musharu How Mine 6
4 Roger Assalé Séwé Sport 5
Kamilou Daouda Coton Sport 5
Jocelyn Fenosoa St Michel United 5
Ayoub Nanah Difaâ El Jadidi 5
8 Césaire Gandzé AC Léopards 4
Ladji Keita Petro de Luanda 4
Ali Badra Sylla AS Real Bamako 4

Source:[11]

See also

References

  1. "Meteb's injury-time goal gives Ahly final triumph". CAF. 6 December 2014.
  2. "Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  3. "CAF disowns club ranking published by some websites". Cafonline.com. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  4. "Ismaily to represent Egypt in Confederation Cup". Ahram Online. 28 November 2013.
  5. "2014 Competitions Calendar" (PDF). Cafonline.com.
  6. "Fixtures of 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup". Cafonline.com. 16 December 2013.
  7. "Playoff draw for April 1". Cafonline.com. 26 March 2014.
  8. "Fixtures of 2014 Orange CAF Confederation Cup" (PDF). Cafonline.com. 16 December 2013.
  9. "Results of draw of 2nd 1/8th round". Cafonline.com. 1 April 2014.
  10. "Orange CAF Confereation group stage draw released". Cafonline.com. 29 April 2014.
  11. "Leading CAF Confederation Cup scorers". Agence France-Presse. September 19, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-29.
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