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Criteria for the Draws for CAF
05-06-2009
           
 
Criteria for the Draws for CAF’s Club competitions
 
Champions League
The eight remaining teams shall be placed in two groups A and B according to the following procedures:
In the first pot will feature Etoile Sportive Sahel and El Merreikh, teams which had the best results in the last five years of CAF’s inter-club competitions. One of the teams shall play in group A, while the other will be in group B
A system of coefficients was adopted to come up with the heads of the two groups. (Points obtained X 5 for 2008, X 4 for 2007, X3 for 2006, X2 for 2005, X1 for 2004).
Etoile of Sahel has a total of 59 points and El Merreikh 22
The second pot will see TP Mazembe and El Hilal who average the same number of points (18). The two will not play in the same group.
The last pot will feature the remaining four clubs Heartland, Kano Pillars, Monomotapa and Zesco United all of whom have no point. Two of them will complete group A while the others shall do same for group B.
At each of the stages, after the draws the teams will now be classified as follows: A1, A2, A3, A4, and B1, B2, B3, B4 which will determine the order of games to be played in each of the groups. 

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Confederations Cup
Second round 8 final draws
Al Ahly , holders of the Champions league will be opposed to one of the seven winning sides of the Eight finals. CS Sfaxien, Champions of the competition for the past two seasons will in the same manner, face one of the loosing teams of the last round of the Champions League.
The other six matches shall be opposition between the remaining loosers of the 8 finals of the Champions league and 8 finals of the Confederations Cup. Winners of the 8 finals of the Confederations Cup include: Bayelsa United, AS V Club, ENPPI, Santos, Stade Malien, ES Setif, Haras El Hodoud
Loosers of the 8 finals of the Champions League include: Kamapla CC, Primero de Agosto, Ahly Tripoli, Djoliba AC, IZ Khemisset, ASEC and Coton Sport of Garoua.
The matches shall be played on away and return leg basis. The first match shall be hosted by the loosing club of the Champions League while the return leg takes place at the home of the winner of the Confederations Cup 8 finals.
2)      Group Matches
The winner of the match Al Ahly/Winner of the 8 finals and that of CS Sfaxien/Winner of the other 8 finals shall each head Group A and B respectively.
The other six fixtures shall be determined after the draws which will determine the group and positions of the teams. (A1, A2, A3, A4 et B1, B2, B3, B4)

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