CAF Announces Champions League Fixtures, Dates, Prizes + more
Below are the fixtures for the lucrative mini-league of the final group stage of the 2013 Orange CAF Champions League, holding between July and September across Africa.
It will feature two groups (A and B) with defending Champions Al Ahly drawn in the same group with Zamalek in an Egyptian derby for the second year running.
The two Egyptians giants are in Group A and will meet between 19-21 July in the opening group match with Zamalek playing at home.
During the 19-21 July weekend, 1995 winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa will host AC Leopards of Congo in the other Group A encounter.
In group B, Angolan side, Recreativo de Libolo, will be making their debut in the mini-league phase of the competition when they host last year’s losing finalists, Esperance of Tunisia.
The other group B contestants are Coton Sport of Cameroon and Sewe Sport of Cote d’Ivoire.
The opening games will take place 19-21 July while the last group games will take place 20-22 September.
Below are the group fixtures down to 20-22 of September.
19,20,21/07/2013 Orlando Pirates South Africa vs AC Leopards Congo
19,20,21/07/2013 Zamalek Egypt vs Al Ahly Egypt
02,03,04/08/2013 AC Leopards Congo vs Zamalek Egypt
02,03,04/08/2013 Al Ahly Egypt vs Orlando Pirates South Africa
16,17,18/08/2013 Orlando Pirates South Africa vs Zamalek Egypt
16,17,18/08/2013 AC Leopards Congo vs Al Ahly Egypt
30,31/08,01/09/2013 Zamalek Egypt vs Orlando Pirates South Africa
30,31/08,01/09/2013 Al Ahly Egypt vs AC Leopards Congo
13,14,15/09/2013 AC Leopards Congo vs Orlando Pirates South Africa
13,14,15/09/2013 Al Ahly Egypt vs Zamalek Egypt
20,21,22/09/2013 Zamalek Egypt vs AC Leopards Congo
20,21,22/09/2013 Orlando Pirates South Africa vs Al Ahly Egypt
19,20,21/07/2013 Coton Sport Cameroon vs Sewe Sport Cote d’Ivoire
19,20,21/07/2013 Recreativo de Libolo Angola vs EST Tunisia
02,03,04/08/2013 Sewe Sport Cote d’Ivoire vs Recreativo de Libolo Angola
02,03,04/08/2013 EST Tunsia vs Coton Sport Cameroon
16,17,18/08/2013 Coton Sport Cameroon vs Recreativo de Libolo Angola
16,17,18/08/2013 Sewe Sport Cote d’Ivoire vs EST Tunisia
30,31/08,01/09/2013 Recreativo de Libolo Angola vs Coton Sport Cameroon
30,31/08,01/09/2013 EST Tunisia vs Sewe Sport Cote d’Ivoire
13,14,15/09/2013 Sewe Sport Cote d’Ivoire vs Coton Sport Cameroon
13,14,15/09/2013 EST Tunisia vs Recreativo de Libolo Angola
20,21,22/09/2013 Recreativo de Libolo Angola vs Sewe Sport Cote d’Ivoire
20,21,22/09/2013 Coton Sport Cameroon vs EST Tunisia
Since the 2009 season, there was an increase in prize money to be shared between the top eight clubs as follows:
Winners – US$1,500,000
Runners-up – US$1,000,000
Semi-finalists – US$700,000
3rd in group stage – US$500,000
4th in group stage – US$400,000