CAF CL Final: Kaizer Chiefs vs Al Ahly; Match facts, kick-off time and the List of previous Champions

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South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs will face Egypt’s al Ahly in the 2020-21 TotalEnergies CAF Champions League final on Saturday, 17 July 2021 at Complexe Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 19:00 GMT.

Following is the list of previous CAF Champions League Champions:

1964-65 Oryx Douala (Cameroon)

1966 Stade Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)

1967 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

1968 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

1969 Ismaily (Egypt)

1970 Asante Kotoko (Ghana)

1971 Canon Yaounde (Cameroon)

1972 Hafia (Guinea)

1973 AS Vita Club (DR Congo)

1974 CARA Brazzaville (Congo)

1975 Hafia (Guinea)

1976 MC Alger (Algeria)

1977 Hafia (Guinea)

1978 Canon Yaounde (Cameroon)

1979 Union Douala (Cameroon)

1980 Canon Yaounde (Cameroon)

1981 JS Kabylie (Algeria)

1982 Al Ahly (Egypt)

1983 Asante Kotoko (Ghana)

1984 Zamalek (Egypt)

1985 FAR Rabat (Morocco)

1986 Zamalek (Egypt)

1987 Al Ahly (Egypt)

1988 ES Setif (Algeria)

1989 Raja (Morocco)

1990 JS Kabylie (Algeria)

1991 Club Africain (Tunisia)

1992 Wydad (Morocco)

1993 Zamalek (Egypt)

1994 Esperance (Tunisia)

1995 Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

1996 Zamalek (Egypt)

1997 Raja (Morocco)

1998 ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire)

1999 Raja (Morocco)

2000 Hearts of Oak (Ghana)

2001 Al Ahly (Egypt)

2002 Zamalek (Egypt)

2003 Enyimba (Nigeria)

2004 Enyimba (Nigeria)

2005 Al Ahly (Egypt)

2006 Al Ahly (Egypt)

2007 Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)

2008 Al Ahly (Egypt)

2009 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

2010 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

2011 Esperance (Tunisia)

2012 Al Ahly (Egypt)

2013 Al Ahly (Egypt)

2014 ES Setif (Algeria)

2015 TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

2016 Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

2017 Wydad (Morocco)

2018 Esperance (Tunisia)

2018-19 Esperance (Tunisia)

2019-20 Al Ahly (Egypt)

  • Following are the match facts:

●      This will be the fourth CAF Champions League final between teams from South Africa and Egypt, with Al Ahly winning two for the Egyptians (against Mamelodi Sundowns in 2001 and Orlando Pirates in 2013) and Mamelodi Sundowns defeating Zamalek in 2016.

●      Kaizer Chiefs are the first team to reach the final of the CAF Champions League in their debut season in the competition since AS Vita Club in 2014 (runners-up), while they could become the third team from South Africa to win the CAF Champions League/African Cup of Champions Clubs, after Orlando Pirates in 1995 and Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016.

●      Al Ahly are looking to win their 10th CAF Champions League/African Cup of Champions Clubs title and a 16th for Egypt, no other team have won more than five and no other country have been victorious on more than six occasions.

●      Reigning Champions: Al Ahly, are looking to win the CAF Champions League in consecutive seasons for the third time, after 2005/06 and 2012/13. Since the competition was re-named in 1997 no other side has won back-to-back titles more than once (Enyimba 2003/04, TP Mazembe 2009/10 and ES Tunis 2018/19).

●      Kaizer Chiefs have kept seven clean sheets in their 10 matches in the CAF Champions League this season, no side have ever recorded more in a single season in the competition. However, the South African side have faced the most shots in 2020-21 (142 – 14.2 per game) with an expected goals against value of 14.4 – only AS Vita Club have higher values in both metrics this term (15.3 shots faced/game, 14.9 xG against).

Al Ahly

●      Al Ahly have lost just one of their last 20 matches in the CAF Champions League (W13 D6), a 1-0 defeat to Simba SC in February – the only time they’ve failed to score in this run.

●      Kaizer Chiefs have scored 50% of their goals (5/10) via headers in the CAF Champions League this season, no team has had more in a single campaign since 2017/18 (Wydad Casablanca and USM Alger – both 6).

●      Al Ahly have scored the most goals (18) and had the most shots (130) in the CAF Champions League this season, while their shot conversion rate of 13.9% is only bettered by AS Vita Club (14.3% – 10/70).

●      Al Ahly have had 11 different goal scorers (excluding own goals) in the CAF Champions League this season, three more than any other side, while no side have had more in a single edition of the competition since Opta began recording this data in 2016.

●      Al Ahly’s Afsha has been directly involved in 10 goals (5 goals, 5 assists) in the CAF Champions League since the start of 2019-20, no player has been involved in more (level with Zamalek’s Achraf Bencharki).

Compiled by CAF MEDIA

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