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    The most important international football club competition of Africa
Champions league 2002
Champions league 2002
Champions league 2001
Champions league 2000
Champions league 1999
African football
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The African Champions League 2000 - includes match reports
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The African Champions League 99 - includes match reports
see also for: 
An introduction to African club competitions: The Champions League has arrived in Africa
where can I find the actual results first?
- match reports on some selected matches including live-ticker coverages on this site
Champions league 2001
- the African soccer news portal:
- the official source:
- the best background reports:
African Soccer
(printed magazine available in many countries)
where can I find the stats of before 1999?
RSSSF archives: The African Champions Cup
RSSSF archives: all African club competitions


The African Champions League 2003

What is the African Champions League and how is the mode?

 The African Champions League is played over the year, starting in January, terminating with the finals in December. In the 1999 edition 41 teams entered the competition. In contrary to Europe only the national champions are allowed to take part. (Like the old European system there is a Cup Winners Cup and a CAF cup for the runners up in national championships).
knock-out qualification round to reduce the field to 32
knock-out round  1
32 teams
knock-out round  2
16 teams
GROUP 1 < 2 groups with 4 teams each playing each other home and away (6 matches for each team) > GROUP 2
> NEW since 2001: top 2 teams of each group qualify for semifinals <
is played in two legs (home and away)

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