The CAF Champions League, known for sponsorship purposes as the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League and formerly the African Cup of Champions Clubs, is an annual club football competition organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and contested by the top-division clubs of Africa. It is the most prestigious club competition in African football.
The CAF Champions League operates primarily as a knockout competition, with preliminary rounds, a group stage, a two-legged knockout stage and a one-off final. At the start of the competition, the 64 qualified teams enter 2 qualification rounds: the preliminary stage and the first round. After the first qualifying round, the remaining teams are split into four groups of 4, whereas the teams each first-round winner vanquished transfer to the second qualification round of the Confederation Cup for hopes of group stage progression.
The CAF Champions League was first held in 1964 and has been won by 23 different clubs, with Al Ahly of Egypt being the most successful club, having won the competition a record 10 times.
The CAF Champions League is one of the most prestigious club competitions in the world and is a major source of revenue for the participating clubs. The competition is also a major source of pride for the participating countries, with the national team of the country that wins the competition automatically qualifying for the FIFA Club World Cup.
The CAF Champions League is a major sporting event in Africa and is watched by millions of fans around the continent. The competition is also broadcast to a number of countries around the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America.
The CAF Champions League is a major economic driver for Africa, with the competition generating millions of dollars in revenue for the participating clubs, countries, and broadcasters. The competition also helps to promote tourism and investment in Africa.
The CAF Champions League is a major sporting and economic event that plays an important role in African football. The competition is a source of pride for the participating countries and clubs, and it helps to promote African football on the world stage.
|1||Petro de Luanda|
|2||Al Hilal Omdurman|
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