1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs
Tournament details
Dates April - 22 December 1972
Teams 26 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions Guinea Hafia FC (1st title)
Runners-up Uganda Simba FC
Tournament statistics
Matches played 45
Goals scored 154 (3.42 per match)
Best player(s) Guinea Chérif Souleymane

The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1972 was the 8th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that year's club champion of association football in Africa.

The tournament was played by 26 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. Hafia FC from Guinea won the final, becoming CAF club champion for the first time and the first Guinean team to win the trophy.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASFA Ouagadougou Republic of Upper Volta 1-4 Mali Djoliba AC 1-3 0-1
Aigle Nkongsamba Cameroon 3-2 Central African Republic Olympic Real de Bangui 3-1 0-1
Al-Ahli SC (Tripoli) Libya w/o Sudan Al-Merrikh 1
ASFA Senegal 6-2 Republic of Dahomey AS Cotonou 3-0 3-2
Hafia FC Guinea 5-2 Niger ASFAN 4-1 1-1
Hearts of Oak Ghana w/o Kenya Abaluhya United 2
Majantja Lesotho 2-11 Zambia Kabwe Warriors 2-2 0-9
AS Saint Michel Madagascar 2-1 Tanzania Young Africans 2-0 0-1
Saint-George SA Ethiopia 4-2 Somalia Lavori Publici 3-1 1-1
TP Mazembe Zaire 3-1 Gabon AS Police 2-0 1-1

1Al-Merrikh withdrew.
2Abaluhya United withdrew.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Africa Sports Ivory Coast 3-7 Zaire TP Mazembe 1-2 2-5
Canon Yaoundé Cameroon 4-6 Guinea Hafia FC 3-2 1-4
Dynamic Togolais Togo 4-5 Cameroon Aigle Nkongsamba 1-1 3-4
ASFA Senegal 2-2 Mali Djoliba AC 2-0 0-21
Ismaily Egypt 2-2
(3-4 pen)
Libya Al-Ahli SC (Tripoli) 0-1 2-1
Kabwe Warriors Zambia 5-1 Madagascar AS Saint Michel 2-1 3-0
Simba FC Uganda 5-1 Ethiopia Saint-George SA 4-0 1-1
WNDC Ibadan Nigeria 1-3 Ghana Hearts of Oak 1-0 0-3

1 After the match had finished 2-0 to Djoliba AC, leaving the aggregate level at 2-2, AS Forces Armées (Dakar) refused to take part in the penalty shootout to protest the officiating; they were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Ahli SC (Tripoli) Libya 1-4 Uganda Simba FC 1-1 0-3
Hafia FC Guinea 4-2 Mali Djoliba AC 3-0 1-2
Hearts of Oak Ghana 8-4 Zambia Kabwe Warriors 7-2 1-2
TP Mazembe Zaire 6-2 Cameroon Aigle Nkongsamba 4-1 2-1


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hearts of Oak Ghana 1-2 Uganda Simba FC 1-1 0-1
TP Mazembe Zaire 3-4 Guinea Hafia FC 3-2 0-21

1 TP Mazembe objected to the referee appointed for the 2nd leg and refused to travel to Guinea for the match. Hafia FC were awarded a 2-0 victory and thus the tie.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Hafia FC Guinea 7-4 Uganda Simba FC 4-2 3-2


African Cup of Champions Clubs
1972 Winners
Hafia FC
First Title

External links

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