Founded 1992
Abolished 2004
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams from 31 to 37
Most successful club(s) Algeria JS Kabylie (3)

The CAF Cup was an annual competition organised by the CAF for domestic leagues runners-up of member associations who have not qualified to one of the two pre-existing CAF international club competitions the African Cup of Champions Clubs or the African Cup Winners' Cup.


Only runners-up of the domestic leagues of member associations were eligible to participate in the competition if and only if they were not participating as cup winners of their national associations cup competitions in the African Cup Winners' Cup.

In case the runner-up of the domestic league was not to participate in the CAF Cup, CAF approval was mandatory to accept another team among the top three placed teams of the concerned association to take part in the competition.

All rounds of the competition including the final were played according to the knock-out system of two legs tie. The team which scores a higher aggregate number of goals in the two matches was qualified for the next round.[1]


The tournament was founded in 1992 modeled after the European UEFA Cup. Trophy named after Moshood Abiola, a Nigerian businessman, publisher and politician as well as being the first Director of Sports in independent Nigeria.

The CAF Cup was the idea of the current CAF president, Issa Hayatou who successfully made 1992 the year of African football. The competition was initiated soon after the successful 1992 African Cup of Nations in which twelve finalists participated in the competition for the first time in the history of the African competition. 31 teams participated in the first edition of the CAF Cup and the Nigerian club Shooting Stars F.C. were the first to hold the cup after defeating the Ugandan Villa SC in the final.

The trophy became an absolute property to JS Kabylie who have won it outright following their third successive win in 2002 being the one and only team in Africa who is able to show the trophy in his trophy room.

The Moroccan club Raja Casablanca was the last to hold the trophy in 2003 defeating the Cameroonian Cotonsport de Garoua in the final.

In 2004, the CAF Cup was merged with the African Cup Winners' Cup, and was renamed the CAF Confederation Cup, again following the European example of the UEFA Cup.[2]


Year Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
Uganda Villa SC 0 – 0 Nigeria Shooting Stars FC National Stadium, Kampala
Nigeria Shooting Stars FC 3 – 0 Uganda Villa SC Liberty Stadium, Ibadan
Shooting Stars FC won 3 – 0 on aggregate
Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé 0 – 0 Tanzania Simba SC Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
Tanzania Simba SC 0 – 2 Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé William Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salaam
Stella Club d'Adjamé won 2 – 0 on aggregate
Angola Primeiro de Maio 1 – 0 Nigeria Bendel Insurance FC Estádio Municipal, Benguela
Nigeria Bendel Insurance FC 3 – 0 Angola Primeiro de Maio Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City
Bendel Insurance FC won 3 – 1 on aggregate
Guinea AS Kaloum Star 0 – 0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry
Tunisia ES Sahel 2 – 0 Guinea AS Kaloum Star Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
ES Sahel won 2 – 0 on aggregate
Tunisia ES Sahel 3 – 1 Morocco Kawkab AC Marrakech Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse 20,000
Morocco Kawkab AC Marrakech 2 – 0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade El Harti, Marrakech 15,000
Kawkab AC Marrakech won by away goal after 3 – 3 on aggregate
Angola Petro de Luanda 1 – 0 Tunisia ES Tunis Estádio da Cidadela, Luanda
Tunisia ES Tunis 2 – 0 Angola Petro de Luanda Stade Olympique d'El Menzah, Tunis 45,000
ES Tunis won 2 – 1 on aggregate
Senegal ASC Jeanne d'Arc 0 – 1 Tunisia CS Sfax Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar 15,000
Tunisia CS Sfax 3 – 0 Senegal ASC Jeanne d'Arc Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Sfax 16,000
CS Sfax won 4 – 0 on aggregate
Tunisia ES Sahel 1 – 0 Morocco Wydad AC Casablanca Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Morocco Wydad AC Casablanca 2 – 1 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
ES Sahel won by away goal after 2 – 2 on aggregate
Egypt Ismaily SC 1 – 1 Algeria JS Kabylie Ismailia Stadium, Ismaïlia 25,000
Algeria JS Kabylie 0 – 0 Egypt Ismaily SC Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers 90,000
JS Kabylie won by away goal after 1 – 1 on aggregate
Tunisia ES Sahel 2 – 1 Algeria JS Kabylie Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Algeria JS Kabylie 1 – 0 Tunisia ES Sahel Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers 80,000
JS Kabylie won by away goal after 2 – 2 on aggregate
Algeria JS Kabylie 4 – 0 Cameroon Tonnerre KC Yaoundé Stade 5 Juillet, Algiers 80,000
Cameroon Tonnerre KC Yaoundé 1 – 0 Algeria JS Kabylie Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé 30,000
JS Kabylie won 4 – 1 on aggregate
Morocco Raja CA Casablanca 2 – 0 Cameroon Coton Sport FC de Garoua Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca
Cameroon Coton Sport FC de Garoua 0 – 0 Morocco Raja CA Casablanca Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua
Raja CA Casablanca won 2 – 0 on aggregate

Records and statistics

By club

Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runners-up
Algeria JS Kabylie302000, 2001, 2002-
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel221995, 19991996, 2001
Nigeria Shooting Stars101992-
Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé101993-
Nigeria Bendel Insurance101994-
Morocco Kawkab Marrakech101996-
Tunisia Espérance101997-
Tunisia CS Sfaxien101998-
Morocco Raja Casablanca102003-
Uganda Villa SC01-1992
Tanzania Simba SC01-1993
Angola Primeiro de Maio01-1994
Guinea AS Kaloum Star01-1995
Angola Petro de Luanda01-1997
Senegal ASC Jeanne d'Arc01-1998
Morocco Wydad Casablanca01-1999
Egypt Ismaily01-2000
Cameroon Tonnerre Yaoundé01-2002
Cameroon Cotonsport Garoua01-2003

By country

County Winners Runners-up Winning clubs Runners-up
 Tunisia 4 2 Étoile du Sahel (2), Espérance (1), CS Sfaxien (1) Étoile du Sahel (2)
 Algeria 3 0 JS Kabylie (3) -
 Morocco 2 1 Kawkab Marrakech (1), Raja Casablanca (1) Wydad Casablanca (1)
 Nigeria 2 0 Bendel Insurance (1), Shooting Stars (1) -
 Ivory Coast 1 0 Stella Club d'Adjamé (1) -
 Angola 0 2 - Primeiro de Maio (1), Petro de Luanda (1)
 Cameroon 0 2 - Cotonsport Garoua (1), Tonnerre Yaoundé (1)
 Uganda 0 1 - Villa SC (1)
 Tanzania 0 1 - Simba SC (1)
 Guinea 0 1 - AS Kaloum Star (1)
 Senegal 0 1 - ASC Jeanne d'Arc (1)
 Egypt 0 1 - Ismaily (1)


See also


  1. "CAF Confederation Cup Regulation" (PDF). CAF. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  2. "CAF Cup". RSSSF. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-12-28.

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