2011 CAF Confederation Cup

2011 CAF Confederation Cup
Tournament details
Dates 28 January – 4 December 2011
Teams 52+8 (from 40 associations)
Final positions
Champions Morocco Maghreb de Fès (1st title)
Runners-up Tunisia Club Africain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 126
Goals scored 265 (2.1 per match)

The 2011 CAF Confederation Cup (also known as the 2011 Orange CAF Confederation Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 8th edition of the CAF Confederation Cup, Africa's secondary club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The winners qualified to play in the 2012 CAF Super Cup.

Association team allocation

Theoretically, up to 55 CAF member associations may enter the 2011 CAF Confederation Cup, with the 12 highest ranked associations according to CAF 5-Year Ranking eligible to enter 2 teams in the competition. For this year's competition, CAF used 2005-09 5-Year ranking. As a result, a maximum of 67 teams could enter the tournament – although this level has never been reached.

Ranking system

Main article: CAF 5-Year Ranking

CAF calculates points for each entrant association based on their clubs’ performance over the last 5 years in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, not taking into considering the running year. The criteria for points are the following:[1]

CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup
Winner 5 points 4 points
Runner-up 4 points 3 points
Semi-finalists 3 points 2 points
3rd of the groups 2 points 1 point
4th of the groups 1 point 1 point

The points shall be multiplied by a coefficient according to the year as follow:

This system is different from the one used for the 2010 CAF Champions League and previous years.

Entrants list

Below is the entrants list for the competition. Nations are shown according to their 2005–2009 CAF 5-Year Ranking – those with a ranking score have their rank and score indicated. Teams were also seeded using their individual team 2006–2010 5-Year Ranking. The top twelve sides (shown in bold) received byes to the first qualifying round.

Association Club Qualifying method
Associations with two entrants (Ranked 1–12)
Tunisia Tunisia
(1st – 96 pts)
Etoile Sahel 2009–10 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 third place
Olympique Béja 2009–10 Tunisian President Cup winner
Egypt Egypt
(2nd – 87 pts)
Ismaily 2009–10 Egyptian Premier League third place
Haras El Hodood 2009–10 Egypt Cup winner
Nigeria Nigeria
(3rd – 75 pts)
Sunshine Stars 2009–10 Nigeria Premier League third place
Kaduna United 2010 Nigerian FA Cup winner
Sudan Sudan
(4th – 54 pts)
Al-Khartoum 2010 Sudan Premier League third place
Al-Nil Al-Hasahesa 2010 Sudan Premier League fourth place
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo DR
(5th – 46 pts)
Saint Eloi Lupopo 2010 Linafoot third place
Motema Pembe 2010 Coupe du Congo winner
Algeria Algeria
(6th – 27 pts)
JS Kabylie 2009–10 Algerian Championnat National third place
CA Batna 2009–10 Algerian Cup runner-up
Morocco Morocco
(=7th – 20 pts)
Difaa El Jadida 2009–10 Botola third place
FUS Rabat 2010 Coupe du Trône winner
Maghreb de Fès 2010 Coupe du Trône runner-up
Mali Mali
(=7th – 20 pts)
Centre Salif Keita 2009–10 Malian Première Division third place
AS Real Bamako 2010 Malian Cup winner
Cameroon Cameroon
(9th – 19 pts)
Tiko United FC 2009–10 Cameroonian Premier League third place
Fovu Club 2010 Cameroonian Cup winner
Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire
(=10th – 18 pts)
Séwé Sports 2010 Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division third place
Africa Sports National 2010 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football winner
Angola Angola
(=10th – 18 pts)
1º de Agosto 2010 Girabola (XXXII) third place
ASA 2010 Angola Cup winner
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
(12th – 17 pts)
(one entrant only)
2010 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League third place
Associations with one entrant (Fewer ranking points than the 12th CAF association)
Ghana Ghana
(13th – 12 pts)
Ashanti Gold 2009–10 Ghana Premier League runner-up
Zambia Zambia
(14th – 10 pts)
Nchanga Rangers 2010 Zambian Premier League runner-up
Libya Libya
(15th – 9 pts)
Al-Nasr 2009–10 Libyan Cup winner
South Africa South Africa
(16th – 7 pts)
Wits 2009–10 Nedbank Cup winner
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
(17th – 2 pts)
CD Elá Nguema 2010 Equatoguinean Premier League runner-up
Gabon Gabon
(=18th – 1 pt)
Missile 2010 Coupe du Gabon Interclubs runner-up
Guinea Guinea
(=18th – 1 pt)
FC Séquence 2010 Guinée Coupe Nationale winner
Benin Benin USS Kraké 2009–10 Benin Premier League third place
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso USFA 2010 Coupe du Faso winner
Burundi Burundi AS Inter Star 2009–10 Burundi Premier League runner-up
Central African Republic Central African Republic Diplomates 2010 Central African Republic Coupe Nationale winner
Chad Chad Foullah Edifice 2010 Coupe de Ligue de N'Djaména winner
Republic of the Congo Congo AC Léopards 2010 Coupe du Congo de Foot-ball winner
Ethiopia Ethiopia Dedebit 2009–10 Ethiopian Cup winner
Kenya Kenya Sofapaka 2010 FKL Cup winner
Madagascar Madagascar AS Adema 2010 Coupe de Madagascar winner
Mauritania Mauritania ASC Tevragh-Zeïna 2010 Mauritania Cup winner
Mozambique Mozambique CD Maxaquene 2010 Taça de Moçambique winner
Niger Niger Sahel SC 2010 Niger Premier League runner-up
Réunion Réunion US Sainte-Marienne 2010 Coupe de la Réunion winner
Rwanda Rwanda Etincelles 2009–10 Rwandan Premier League runner-up
Senegal Senegal Touré Kunda Footpro 2010 Senegal FA Cup winner
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Ports Authority F.C. 2009–10 Sierra Leone National Premier League third place
Swaziland Swaziland Mbabane Highlanders 2010 Swazi Cup winner
Tanzania Tanzania Young Africans 2009–10 Tanzanian Premier League runner-up
Togo Togo Dynamic Togolais 2009 Togolese Championnat National fourth place (no league in 2010)
Uganda Uganda Victors 2010 Ugandan Cup winner
Zanzibar Zanzibar KMKM 2010 Zanzibar Premier League runner-up

Moreover, the eight losers from the 2011 CAF Champions League second round entered the play-off round:


Schedule of dates for 2011 competition.[2]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying Preliminary round 20 December 2010
(Cairo, Egypt)[3]
28–30 January 11–13 February
25–27 February
First round 18–20 March 1–3 April
Second round
(1st Round of 16)
22–24 April 6–8 May
Play-off round
(2nd Round of 16)
15 May 2011
(Cairo, Egypt)[4]
27–29 May 10–12 June
Group stage Matchday 1 15–17 July
Matchday 2 29–31 July
Matchday 3 12–14 August
Matchday 4 26–28 August
Matchday 5 9–11 September
Matchday 6 16–18 September
Knock-out stage Semifinals 14–16 October 28–30 October
Final 18–20 November 2–4 December

The second leg of the preliminary round matches are postponed to 25–27 February in case the club have at least three players in the 2011 African Nations Championship.[5]

Qualifying rounds

The fixtures for the preliminary, first and second qualifying rounds were announced on 20 December 2010.[6]

Qualification ties were decided over two legs, with aggregate goals used to determine the winner. If the sides were level on aggregate after the second leg, the away goals rule applied, and if still level, the tie proceeded directly to a penalty shootout (no extra time is played).[7]

Preliminary Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASC Tevragh-Zeïna Mauritania 1–0 Mali AS Real Bamako 0–0 1–0
Missile Gabon 4–1 Burundi AS Inter Star 4–0 0–1
AC Léopards Republic of the Congo 3–1 Rwanda Etincelles 1–1 2–0
Touré Kunda Footpro Senegal 4–3 Sierra Leone Ports Authority F.C. 2–1 2–2
CA Batna Algeria 4–4 (5–6 p) Libya Al-Nasr 2–2 2–2
Dynamic Togolais Togo 0–0 (2–4 p) Niger Sahel SC 0–0 0–0
USS Kraké Benin 2–5 Morocco Maghreb de Fès 1–1 1–4
Séwé Sports Ivory Coast 0–2 Ghana Ashanti Gold 0–1 0–1
Foullah Edifice Chad 2–1 Equatorial Guinea CD Elá Nguema 2–0 0–1
ASA Angola 0–0 (4–5 p) Kenya Sofapaka 0–0 0–0
Highlanders Zimbabwe w/o1 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 1–1
AS Adema Madagascar 1–1 (a) Mozambique CD Maxaquene 0–0 1–1
US Sainte-Marienne Réunion 1–4 South Africa Wits 1–0 0–4
Centre Salif Keita Mali 3–3 (a) Morocco Difaa El Jadida 2–2 1–1
Fovu Club Cameroon 3–4 Burkina Faso USFA 2–1 1–3
FC Séquence Guinea 1–2 Ivory Coast Africa Sports National 0–1 1–1
Diplomates Central African Republic 1–3 Cameroon Tiko United FC 0–0 1–3
KMKM Zanzibar 0–6 Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe 0–4 0–2
Mbabane Highlanders Swaziland 2–2 (1–4 p) Uganda Victors 1–1 1–1
Young Africans Tanzania 4–6 Ethiopia Dedebit 4–4 0–2

First Round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
JS Kabylie Algeria 3–1 Mauritania ASC Tevragh-Zeïna 1–0 2–1
Al-Nil Al-Hasahesa Sudan 2–3 Gabon Missile 1–1 1–2
1º de Agosto Angola 2–1 Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 2–0 0–1
FUS Rabat Morocco 3–2 Senegal Touré Kunda Footpro 2–0 1–2
Al-Khartoum Sudan w/o2 Libya Al-Nasr
Maghreb de Fès Morocco 2–1 Niger Sahel SC 0–0 2–1
Etoile Sahel Tunisia 4–2 Ghana Ashanti Gold 3–0 1–2
Kaduna United Nigeria 2–1 Chad Foullah Edifice 2–0 0–1
Ismaily Egypt 2–4 Kenya Sofapaka 2–0 0–4
Saint Eloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–0 Zambia Nchanga Rangers 1–0 2–0
Wits South Africa 1–3 Madagascar AS Adema 1–1 0–2
Olympique Béja Tunisia 2–3 Morocco Difaa El Jadida 2–0 0–3
Africa Sports National Ivory Coast w/o3 Burkina Faso USFA
Sunshine Stars Nigeria 3–0 Cameroon Tiko United FC 2–0 1–0
Victors Uganda 1–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe 1–1 0–1
Haras El Hodood Egypt 5–1 Ethiopia Dedebit 4–0 1–1

First Round of 16 (Second round)

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Missile Gabon 3–3 (0–3 p) Algeria JS Kabylie 3–0 0–3
FUS Rabat Morocco 1–2 Angola 1º de Agosto 1–1 0–1
Maghreb de Fès Morocco 5–3 Sudan Al-Khartoum 5–1 0–2
Kaduna United Nigeria w/o4 Tunisia Etoile Sahel
Saint Eloi Lupopo Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (a) Kenya Sofapaka 2–1 0–1
Difaa El Jadida Morocco 3–1 Madagascar AS Adema 3–0 0–1
Sunshine Stars Nigeria 2–1 Burkina Faso USFA 2–0 0–1
Haras El Hodood Egypt 3–3 (3–4 p) Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe 2–1 1–2

Second Round of 16 (Play-off round)

In the play-off round, the winners from the second round play against the losers from the 2011 CAF Champions League second round.[7] The winners of the CAF Confederation Cup second round host the second leg at home.

The draw for the play-off round and group stage was held on 15 May 2011.[10] For the play-off round draw, the top-seeded loser from the Champions League and the top-seeded winner from the Confederation Cup would not be drawn against each other. Moreover, the winners of the two ties they are involved in would be drawn into different groups in the group stage draw.[11]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ES Sétif Algeria 1–3 Nigeria Kaduna United 1–0 0–3
Diaraf Senegal 1–3 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–1 0–2
Club Africain Tunisia 4–3 Kenya Sofapaka 3–0 1–3
Al-Ittihad Libya 0–1 Nigeria Sunshine Stars 5 0–1
ZESCO United Zambia 1–2 Morocco Maghreb de Fès 1–0 0–2
Simba Tanzania 1–2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe 1–0 0–2
ASEC Mimosas Ivory Coast 5–1 Angola 1º de Agosto 4–0 1–1
Interclube Angola 5–2 Morocco Difaa El Jadida 3–0 2–2

Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Semifinals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Tunisia Club Africain 632163+311
Angola Interclube 631286+210
Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 62135617
Nigeria Kaduna United 61235945
ASEC Mimosas 1–1 1–0 2–1
Club Africain 1–0 2–0 0–0
Interclube 1–0 2–1 4–1
Kaduna United 2–1 0–1 1–1

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Morocco Maghreb de Fès 642082+614
Nigeria Sunshine Stars 632163+311
Democratic Republic of the Congo Motema Pembe 62225618
Algeria JS Kabylie 60061980
JS Kabylie 0–1 0–2 1–2
Maghreb de Fès 1–0 3–0 1–0
Motema Pembe 2–0 1–1 0–0
Sunshine Stars 1–0 1–1 2–0

Knock-out stage


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sunshine Stars Nigeria 0–1 Tunisia Club Africain 0–1 0–0
Interclube Angola 2–2 (a) Morocco Maghreb de Fès 2–1 0–1


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Club Africain Tunisia 1–1 (5–6 p) Morocco Maghreb de Fès 1–0 0–1

See also


  1. CAF Club Competitions entry procedures for 2011 released
  2. Proposed Dates for Interclubes Competitions 2011
  3. Draw for 2011 Interclubs rescheduled for Dec. 20
  4. CAF Meetings and Inter-Clubs Competitions draw set for May 15th 2011
  5. CL and CC: matches postponed
  6. Fixtures for preliminary round, first qualifying round, and second qualifying round
  7. 1 2 Regulations of the CAF Confederation Cup
  8. 1 2 CAF Interclubs matches venues and dates reviewed
  9. Etoile du Sahel out of Confed Cup
  10. Draw of the 2nd 1/8th final; Draw of the Group Matches
  11. Orange CAF Confederation Cup draw procedures
  12. Coupe de la Confédération: Rattrapage pour les radiés de la Ligue des champions

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