1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs

1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Dates April - 22 December 1972
Teams 26 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Guinea Hafia FC (1st title)
Runners-up Uganda Simba FC
Tournament statistics
Matches played 45
Goals scored 154 (3.42 per match)
Best player Guinea Chérif Souleymane

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1972 was the 8th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that year's club champion of association football in Africa.

The tournament was played by 26 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. Hafia FC from Guinea won the final, becoming CAF club champion for the first time and the first Guinean team to win the trophy.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aigle Nkongsamba Cameroon 3-2 Central African Republic Olympic Real de Bangui 3-1 0-1
ASFA Ouagadougou Republic of Upper Volta 1-4 Mali Djoliba AC 1-3 0-1
Majantja Lesotho 2-11 Zambia Kabwe Warriors 2-2 0-9
Saint-George SA Ethiopia 4-2 Somalia Lavori Publici 3-1 1-1
TP Mazembe Zaire 3-1 Gabon AS Police 2-0 1-1
AS Saint Michel Madagascar 2-1 Tanzania Young Africans 2-0 0-1
Hafia FC Guinea 5-2 Niger ASFAN 4-1 1-1
AS Forces Armées (Dakar) Senegal 6-2 Republic of Dahomey AS Cotonou 3-0 3-2
Hearts of Oak Ghana w/o Kenya Abaluhya United 1
Al-Ahly (Tripoli) Libya w/o Sudan Al-Merrikh 2

1Abaluhya United withdrew.
2Al-Merrikh withdrew.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dynamic Togolais Togo 4-5 Cameroon Aigle Nkongsamba 1-1 3-4
Al-Ismaily Egypt 2-2 (3-4 pen) Libya Al-Ahly (Tripoli) 0-1 2-1
Simba FC Uganda 5-1 Ethiopia Saint-George SA 4-0 1-1
Africa Sports Ivory Coast 3-7 Zaire TP Mazembe 1-2 2-5
Kabwe Warriors Zambia 5-1 Madagascar AS Saint Michel 2-1 3-0
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 4-6 Guinea Hafia FC 3-2 1-4
AS Forces Armées (Dakar) Senegal 2-2 Mali Djoliba AC 2-0 0-21
WNDC Ibadan Nigeria 1-3 Ghana Hearts of Oak 1-0 0-3

1 After the match had finished 2-0 to Djoliba AC, leaving the aggregate level at 2-2, AS Forces Armées (Dakar) refused to take part in the penalty shootout to protest the officiating; they were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
TP Mazembe Zaire 6-2 Cameroon Aigle Nkongsamba 4-1 2-1
Hafia FC Guinea 4-2 Mali Djoliba AC 3-0 1-2
Hearts of Oak Ghana 8-4 Zambia Kabwe Warriors 7-2 1-2
Al-Ahly (Tripoli) Libya 1-4 Uganda Simba FC 1-1 0-3


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
TP Mazembe Zaire 3-4 Guinea Hafia FC 3-2 0-21
Hearts of Oak Ghana 1-2 Uganda Simba FC 1-1 0-1

1 TP Mazembe withdrew after the 1st leg.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hafia FC Guinea 7-4 Uganda Simba FC 4-2 3-2


African Cup of Champions Clubs
1972 Winners
Hafia FC
First Title

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