2016 CAF Champions League Final
|Event||2016 CAF Champions League|
|Date||15 October 2016|
|Venue||Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria|
|Referee||Davies Omweno (Kenya)|
|Date||23 October 2016|
|Venue||Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria|
|Referee||Bakary Gassama (Gambia)|
The 2016 CAF Champions League Final was the final of the 2016 CAF Champions League, the 52nd edition of Africa's premier club football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and the 20th edition under the current CAF Champions League format.
The final was contested in two-legged home-and-away format between Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Zamalek of Egypt. The first leg was hosted by Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on 15 October 2016, while the second leg was hosted by Zamalek at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on 23 October 2016. The winner earned the right to represent the CAF at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, entering at the quarterfinal stage, as well as play in the 2017 CAF Super Cup against the winner of the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.
Road to final
Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Qualifying rounds||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Chicken Inn||2–1||0–1 (A)||2–0 (H)||Preliminary round||Bye|
|AC Léopards||3–1||2–0 (H)||1–1 (A)||First round||Union Douala||3–0||1–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
|AS Vita Club||2–2 (a)
|0–1 (A)||2–1 (H)||Second round||MO Béjaïa||3–1||2–0 (H)||1–1 (A)|
|ES Sétif||Annulled (A)
|Matchday 1||Enyimba||1–0 (A)|
|Enyimba||2–1 (H)||Matchday 2||ES Sétif||Cancelled (H)|
|Zamalek||2–1 (A)||Matchday 3||Mamelodi Sundowns||1–2 (H)|
|Zamalek||1–0 (H)||Matchday 4||Mamelodi Sundowns||0–1 (A)|
|ES Sétif||Cancelled (H)||Matchday 5||Enyimba||1–0 (H)|
|Enyimba||1–3 (A)||Matchday 6||ES Sétif||Cancelled (A)|
|Group B winner
|Final standings||Group B runner-up
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Knockout stage||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|ZESCO United||3–2||1–2 (A)||2–0 (H)||Semifinals||Wydad Casablanca||6–5||4–0 (H)||2–5 (A)|
- ^ The CAF announced on 24 May 2016 that Mamelodi Sundowns won on walkover after AS Vita Club were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player in their preliminary round tie against Mafunzo. Mamelodi Sundowns played in the Confederation Cup play-off round before they were reinstated to the Champions League.
- ^ The CAF announced on 23 June 2016 that ES Sétif were disqualified for a pitch invasion and other incidents at their home match against Mamelodi Sundowns on 18 June 2016. The result of this match was annulled and not taken into consideration according to the regulations.
The final was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score was tied after the second leg, the away goals rule would be applied, and if still tied, extra time would not be played, and the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations III. 26 & 27).
15 October 2016
| Laffor 31'
Gamal 46' (o.g.)
23 October 2016
- "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- "Sundowns closer to remarkable African triumph". CAF. 15 October 2016.
- "Fairytale African triumph for Sundowns". CAF. 23 October 2016.
- "Zamalek 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns". Goal.com. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- "Disqualification of AS Vita Club". CAF. 24 May 2016.
- "Disqualification of ES Sétif". CAF. 23 June 2016.
- "Start List: Mamelodi Sundowns - Zamalek" (PDF). CAF.
- Orange CAF Champions League 2016, CAFonline.com