Fact file for CAF Champions League final




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Factfile for 2021 CAF Champions League finalists Kaizer Chiefs of :

Popular name: Amakhosi (Chiefs)

Captain: Bernard Parker

Caretaker coaches: Arthur Zwane, Dillon Sheppard (both RSA)

Possible team (3-4-3): Daniel Akpeyi (NGR); Siyabonga Ngezana, Eric Mathoho, Daniel Cardoso; Reeve Frosler, Njabulo Blom, Willard Katsande (ZIM), Yagan Sasman; Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Samir Nurkovic (SRB), Parker

Path to final: Preliminary round – PWD Bamenda (CMR) 0-0 home, 1-0 away; round of 32 – Primeiro Agosto (ANG) 0-0 1-0; Group C – Wydad Casablanca (MAR) 1-0 0-4, Horoya (GUI) 0-0 2-2, Petro Atletico (ANG) 2-0 0-0; quarter-finals – Simba (TAN) 4-0 0-3; semi-finals – Wydad 0-0 1-0

Scorers: 3 – Mathoho, Nurkovic; 2 – Leonardo Castro (COL); 1 – Khama Billiat (ZIM), Cardoso, Happy Mashiane, Parker

Champions League record: 2005, 2014 – second round, 2015, 2016 – first round

CAF title: 1 – African Cup Winners Cup

Note: Stuart Baxter (ENG) has succeeded sacked Gavin Hunt (RSA) as coach, but is waiting for a work permit.

Champions League winners

Complete list of CAF Champions League winners ahead of 2021 final between title-holders Al Ahly of Egypt and Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa Casablanca Saturday:

9: Al Ahly (EGY)

5: TP Mazembe (CON), Zamalek (EGY)

4: Esperance (TUN)

3: Canon Yaounde (CMR), Hafia (GUI), Raja Casablanca (MAR)

2: Entente Setif, JS Kabylie (both ALG), Asante Kotoko (GHA), Enyimba (NGR), Wydad Casablanca (MAR)

1: ASEC Mimosas, Stade Abidjan (both CIV), Club Africain, Etoile Sahel (both TUN), Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates (both RSA), Oyrx Douala, Union Douala (both CMR), CARA (DRC), FAR Rabat (MAR), Hearts of Oak (GHA), Ismaily (EGY), Mouloudia Alger (ALG), V Club (CON)


Note: Competition called African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1964 to 1996.

League leading scorers

CAF Champions League leading scorers ahead of final:

8: Sayoud (Chabab Belouizdad/ALG)

6: Malik (Al Merrikh/SUD)

5: Ben Romdhane (Esperance/TUN), Chama (Simba/TAN), Chaouat (CS Sfaxien/TUN), Sherif (Al Ahly/EGY)

CAF Champions League final

Factfile for 2021 CAF Champions League finalists Al Ahly of Egypt:

Popular name: Cairo Red Devils

Captain: Mohamed el Shenawy

Coach: Pitso Mosimane (RSA)

Possible team (4-3-3): El Shenawy; Akram Tawfik, Badr Banoun (MAR), Ayman Ashraf, Ali Maaloul (TUN); Amr al Sulaya, Aliou Dieng (MLI), Hamdy Fathy; Taher Mohamed, Mohamed Sherif, Mohamed Magdy

Path to final: Round of 32 – Sonidep (NIG) 4-0 home, 1-0 away; Group A – Al Merrikh (SUD) 3-0 2-2, Simba (TAN) 1-0 0-1, V Club (CON) 2-2 3-0; quarter-finals – Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) 2-0 1-1; semi-finals – Esperance (TUN) 3-0 1-0

Scorers: 5 – Sherif, 3 – Mohamed; 2 – Banoun, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Kahraba, Magdy; 1 – Walter Bwalya (COD), Dieng, Hussein el Shahat, Maaloul, Mohsen Mohsen, Salah Mohsen, Walid Soliman

Champions League record: 1998 – first round, 1999 – Group A, 2000 – Group B, 2001 – winners, 2002 – Group A, 2004 – first round, 2005, 2006 – winners, 2007 – runners-up, 2008 – winners, 2009 – second round, 2010 – semi-finals, 2011 – Group B, 2012, 2013 – winners, 2014, 2015 – second round, 2016 – Group A, 2017, 2018 – runners-up, 2019 – quarter-finals, 2020 – winners

CAF titles: 9 – Champions League, 7 – Super Cup, 4 – African Cup Winners Cup, 1 – Confederation Cup

Note: Ahly won the forerunner of the Champions League, the African Cup of Champions Clubs, in 1982 and 1987.

(AFP)