2005 CAF Champions League
Confederation of African Football Champions League
Tournament details
Dates29 January – 12 November
Teams52 (from 47 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsEgypt Al Ahly (4th title)
Runners-upTunisia Étoile du Sahel
Tournament statistics
Matches played104
Goals scored266 (2.56 per match)
Top scorer(s)Egypt Mohamed Barakat
Ghana Joetex Frimpong
(7 goals each)
2004
2006

The 2005 CAF Champions League was the 41st edition of the CAF Champions League, the Africa's premier club football tournament prize organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). It was started on 29 January 2005 with a preliminary round. Al Ahly of Egypt defeated Étoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the final to win their fourth title.

Qualifying rounds

Main article: 2005 CAF Champions League qualifying rounds

Preliminary round

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Asante Kotoko Ghana w/o The Gambia Wallidan FC 1
FAR Rabat Morocco 4–1 Mauritania ASC Ksar 4–0 0–1
Djoliba AC Mali 1–2 Senegal AS Douanes 1–1 0–1
RC Bafoussam Cameroon 3–0 Benin Donjo 1–0 2–0
DC Motema Pembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 3–2 Rwanda Rayon Sport 3–0 0–2
Dolphin FC Nigeria 3–1 Equatorial Guinea Renacimiento FC 3–0 0–1
Sagrada Esperança Angola 2–1 Gabon AS Mangasport 0–0 2–1
ASA Angola 4–2 Namibia Blue Waters F.C. 3–0 1–2
Tusker FC Kenya 7–1 Zanzibar KMKM 4–1 3–0
TP Mazembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 2–2 (4–5 pk) Burkina Faso ASFA Yennenga 2–0 0–2
Ajax Cape Town South Africa 2–1 Eswatini Mhlambanyatsi Rovers 1–0 1–1
Diaraf Dakar Senegal 2–2 Guinea Fello Star 2–1 0–1
Al-Hilal Omdurman Sudan 3–2 Ethiopia Awassa City FC 2–1 1–1
La Passe Seychelles 3–6 Madagascar USJF Ravinala 2–2 1–4
Kaizer Chiefs South Africa 3–2 Mauritius AS Port Louis 2000 2–0 1–2
Simba SC Tanzania 3–2 Mozambique Ferroviário Nampula 2–1 1–1
CAPS United Zimbabwe 8–4 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force FC 4–1 4–3
Red Arrows Zambia 0–0 (3–2 pk) Republic of the Congo CSMD Diables Noirs 0–0 0–0
Al Olympic Libya 4–3 Chad Renaissance FC 2–0 2–3
Villa SC Uganda 3–0 Eritrea Adulis Club 1–0 2–0

1 Wallidan FC were withdrawn by the Gambia Football Federation.

First round

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Asante Kotoko Ghana 1–2 Morocco FAR Rabat 1–0 0–2
AS Douanes Senegal 1–3 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–0 1–3
RC Bafoussam Cameroon 2–3 Ivory Coast Africa Sports National 1–0 1–3
DC Motema Pembe Democratic Republic of the Congo 1–3 Morocco Raja Casablanca 1–1 0–2
Dolphin FC Nigeria 5–2 Ghana Hearts of Oak SC 4–0 1–2
Sagrada Esperança Angola 2–3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–2 0–1
ASA Angola 2–1 Cameroon Coton Sport FC 2–0 0–1
Tusker FC Kenya 1–4 Egypt Zamalek 0–1 1–3
ASFA Yennenga Burkina Faso 1–1 South Africa Ajax Cape Town 1–0 0–1
Ajax Cape Town won 5–3 on penalties
Fello Star Guinea 1–0 Algeria JS Kabylie 1–0 0–0
Al-Hilal Sudan 3–5 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 2–0 1–5
USJF Ravinala Madagascar 1–5 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 0–1 1–4
Simba SC Tanzania 1–5 Nigeria Enyimba 1–1 0–4
CAPS United Zimbabwe 2–3 Zambia Red Arrows 1–1 1–2
Al Olympic Libya 0–7 Algeria USM Alger 0–2 0–5
Al Ahly Egypt 6–0 Uganda Villa SC 0–0 6–0

Second round

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FAR Rabat Morocco 1–2 Tunisia Étoile Sahel 1–0 0–2
Africa Sports National Ivory Coast 1–2 Morocco Raja Casablanca 1–1 0–1
Dolphin FC Nigeria 2–2 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 2–0 0–2
ASEC Mimosas won 5–3 on penalties
ASA Angola 1–3 Egypt Zamalek 1–1 0–2
Ajax Cape Town South Africa 2–2 Guinea Fello Star 2–0 0–2
Ajax Cape Town won 3–2 on penalties
Espérance de Tunis Tunisia 5–2 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs 4–0 1–2
Enyimba Nigeria 9–1 Zambia Red Arrows 3–0 6–1
USM Alger Algeria 2–3 Egypt Al Ahly 0–1 2–2

Group stage

Main article: 2005 CAF Champions League group stage

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

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification AHL RCA ENY AJA
1 Egypt Al Ahly 6 4 2 0 7 2 +5 10 Advance to knockout stage
2 Morocco Raja Casablanca 6 2 2 2 6 5 +1 6
3 Nigeria Enyimba 6 2 1 3 6 5 +1 5
4 South Africa Ajax Cape Town 6 0 3 3 2 9 −7 3
Source:[citation needed]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ESS ZAM ASEC ESP
1 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 6 2 4 0 8 6 +2 8 Advance to knockout stage
2 Egypt Zamalek 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 7
3 Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 6 1 3 2 5 6 −1 5
4 Tunisia Espérance de Tunis 6 0 4 2 3 5 −2 4
Source:[citation needed]

Knockout stage

Main article: 2005 CAF Champions League knockout stage

Bracket

Semi-finals Final
          
Morocco Raja Casablanca 0 0 0
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 1 1 2
Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0 0 0
Egypt Al Ahly 0 3 3
Egypt Zamalek 1 0 1
Egypt Al Ahly 2 2 4

Semi-finals

The first leg was played on 24–25 September and the second on 15–16 October.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Raja Casablanca Morocco 0–2 Tunisia Étoile du Sahel 0–1 0–1
Zamalek Egypt 1–4 Egypt Al Ahly 1–2 0–2

Final

Main article: 2005 CAF Champions League Final

Etoile du Sahel Tunisia0–0Egypt Al Ahly
Rapport
Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Abderrahim El Arjoun (Morocco)
Al Ahly Egypt3–0Tunisia Etoile du Sahel
Rapport
Cairo Military Academy Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Lassina Paré (Burkina Faso)

Top goalscorers

The top scorers from the 2005 CAF Champions League are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Egypt Mohamed Barakat Egypt Al Ahly 7
Ghana Joetex Frimpong Nigeria Enyimba
3 Egypt Emad Moteab Egypt Al Ahly 6
4 Zimbabwe Leonard Tsipa Zimbabwe CAPS United 5
5 Madagascar Pamphil Rabefitia Madagascar USJF Ravinala 4
Zambia Collins Mbesuma South Africa Kaizer Chiefs

See also