Competitions of CAF
- The African Cup of Nations
Participation : National Associations
Creation : 1957
System : Up to 1965 final tournament without qualifications.
Starting from 1968, preliminaries and a final tournament with 8 teams.
Starting from 1992, final tournament with 12 teams
Starting from 1996, final tournament with 16 teams.
List of Honours: 1957 in Sudan, Egypt
1959 in Egypt, Egypt
1962 in Ethiopia, Ethiopia
1963 in Ghana, Ghana
1965 in Tunisia, Ghana
1968 in Ethiopia, Zaire
1970 in Sudan, Sudan
1972 in Cameroon, Congo
1974 in Egypt, Zaire
1976 in Ethiopia, Morocco
1978 in Ghana, Ghana
1980 in Nigeria, Nigeria
1982 in Libya, Ghana
1984 in Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon
1986 in Egypt, Egypt
1988 in Morocco, Cameroon
1990 in Algeria, Algeria
1992 in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire
1994 in Tunisia, Nigeria
1996 in South Africa, South Africa
1998 in Burkina Faso, Egypt
2000 in Nigeria, Cameroon
¨ The Organising country won CAN 9 times out of 20 editions which is about 45% and is slightly higher than the percentage of the World Cup Finals where the Organsing country has won 5 times out of 14 which is 35% (Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934, England 1966, Germany 1974 and Argentina 1978).
Matters for Discussion
¨ Frequency of the Cup of Nations every two years.
¨ Advantages: *More contacts for the small countries and a better cohesion for the teams having many professionals in Europe.
¨ *Can be used as a preparation for the teams qualified for the World Cup.
¨ Disadvantages: Heavy match schedule in the year preceding the World Cup Finals and difficulty to release the players playing in Europe for the preliminary matches despite FIFA regulations.
- African Cup of Champion Clubs
Participation : Clubs winners of their National League.
Creation : 1964
System : Knock-out system from the beginning to the end up to 1996.
As from 1997, it became known as Champions League.
List of Honours: 1965 Oryx Doula (Cameroon)
1966 Stade Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)
1967 TP Englebert (Zaire)
1968 TP Englebert (Zaire)
1969 Ismaili (Egypt)
1970 Kotoko (Ghana)
1971 Canon de Yaounde (Cameroon)
1972 Hafia Conakry (Guinea)
1973 Vita Kinshasa (Zaire)
1974 Cara Brazzaville (Congo)
1975 Hafia Conakry (Guinea)
1976 Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)
1977 Hafia Conakry (Guinea)
1978 Canon de Younde (Cameroon)
1979 Union Douala (Cameroon)
1980 Canon de Younde (Cameroon)
1981 JET Tizi-Ouzou (Algeria)
1982 National SC (Egypt)
1983 Kotoko (Ghana)
1984 Zamalek (Egypt)
1985 FAR (Morocco)
1986 Zamalek (Egypt)
1987 National SC (Egypt)
1988 Entente Setif (Algeria)
1989 Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
1990 JSK (Algeria)
1991 Club Africain (Tunisia)
1992 WAC Casablanca (Morocco)
1993 Zamalek (Egypt)
1994 Esperance Tunis (Tunisia)
1995 Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
- 16 wins for North African teams and 15 for the teams in the South of the Sahara with a clear domination of North African teams from 1981 with only two wins for Kotoko in 1983 and Olarndo Pirates in 1995.
This may be due to the fact that most of the professionals in Europe belong to the countries from West and Central Africa.