2011 CAF Champions League

The CAF Champions League 2011 was the 15th edition of the tournament organized by CAF. It began on 28 January 2011 with the first round. Tout Puissant Mazembe is the defending champion from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which, however, was disqualified in the second round after a rule violation. The winner was the Tunisian club Espérance Sportive de Tunis, which could defeat the challenger from Morocco Wydad Casablanca after a 0-0 draw in the first leg, the second leg 1-0.

  • 2.4.1 Group A
  • 2.4.2 Group B


Theoretically, all member associations of CAF are entitled to send teams. For the 12 best national associations of CAF - five-year rating two starting places are automatically reserved. This is valid for the qualification for the Champions League 2011, the Appreciation of the years 2005 to 2009. Thus apparent from the number of members of the CAF football associations that a maximum of 67 teams in the Champions League could participate.

Open to two teams from the following countries, listed in order of the five-year summary:

  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
  • Nigeria
  • Sudan
  • DR Congo
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Mali
  • Cameroons
  • Ivory Coast
  • Angola
  • Zimbabwe

All other countries have a starting place.


Preliminary round

First leg from January 28 to 30, Second leg matches from February 26 to March 6, 2011.

1 The Township Rollers were excluded from the CAF from the tournament 2 Tourbillon FC did not appear at the return match

A bye in the first round were:

  • Sudan Al- Hilal Khartoum
  • Libya Al -Ittihad Tripoli
  • Sudan Al Khartum Merrikh
  • Zimbabwe Dynamos FC
  • Tunisia Espérance Sportive de Tunis
  • Algeria ES Sétif
  • Mali Stade Malien
  • Tout Puissant Mazembe Democratic Republic of Congo

First round

First leg from March 18 to 20, Second leg matches from 1 to 3 April 2011.

1 Jeunesse Club d' Abidjan withdrew from the competition 2 Due to the political unrest in the Ivory Coast, the return game did not take place 3 In the 95th minute, the fans of Zamalek storm at a score of 1:2 the court

Second round

First leg from 22 April to 8 May return matches from 7 to 13 May 2011.

1 Due to the political unrest in Libya, the return game did not take place 2 Due to the political unrest in the Ivory Coast, the return game did not take place 3 The game was canceled at 1-1 in the 81st minute as fans of Club Africain stormed the court

Special Playoff

Since the Tout Puissant Mazembe defending champion in the first round against Simba SC a player began that was not eligible to play the games against Wydad Casablanca were canceled and this will compete in a playoff against Simba SC. The winner of the playoff draws in the group stage.

The match took place on May 28, 2011.

Quarter-final ( Group Stage )

In the quarter-final group stage occur in two groups of four teams in home and away matches against each other. The group winners and runners qualify for the semifinals.

Group A

Group B


First leg on October 1 and 2, return legs on 14 October 2011.


First leg on November 6, second leg on November 12, 2011.