2016 CAF Champions League Final

2016 CAF Champions League Final
Event 2016 CAF Champions League
on aggregate
First leg
Date 15 October 2016
Venue Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria
Referee Davies Omweno (Kenya)
Attendance 30,000
Second leg
Date 23 October 2016
Venue Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria
Referee Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Attendance 70,000

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.[1]

Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Zamalek 3–1 on aggregate to win the competition for the first time in its history.[2][3][4]

Road to final

For more details on this topic, see 2016 CAF Champions League.

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns Round Egypt Zamalek
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Qualifying rounds Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Zimbabwe Chicken Inn 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H) Preliminary round Bye
Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 3–1 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A) First round Cameroon Union Douala 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Vita Club 2–2 (a)
d/q; w/o[A]
0–1 (A) 2–1 (H) Second round Algeria MO Béjaïa 3–1 2–0 (H) 1–1 (A)
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Algeria ES Sétif Annulled (A)
(originally 0–2)[B]
Matchday 1 Nigeria Enyimba 1–0 (A)
Nigeria Enyimba 2–1 (H) Matchday 2 Algeria ES Sétif Cancelled (H)
Egypt Zamalek 2–1 (A) Matchday 3 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 1–2 (H)
Egypt Zamalek 1–0 (H) Matchday 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 0–1 (A)
Algeria ES Sétif Cancelled (H) Matchday 5 Nigeria Enyimba 1–0 (H)
Nigeria Enyimba 1–3 (A) Matchday 6 Algeria ES Sétif Cancelled (A)
Group B winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4 9
2 Egypt Zamalek 4 6
3 Nigeria Enyimba 4 3
4 Algeria ES Sétif 0 0
Source: CAF
Final standings Group B runner-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns 4 9
2 Egypt Zamalek 4 6
3 Nigeria Enyimba 4 3
4 Algeria ES Sétif 0 0
Source: CAF
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Knockout stage Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Zambia ZESCO United 3–2 1–2 (A) 2–0 (H) Semifinals Morocco Wydad Casablanca 6–5 4–0 (H) 2–5 (A)
  1. ^ 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.[5] Mamelodi Sundowns played in the Confederation Cup play-off round before they were reinstated to the Champions League.
  2. ^ 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.[6] 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).[1]


First leg

15 October 2016 (2016-10-15)
15:00 UTC+2
Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 3–0 Egypt Zamalek
Laffor  31'
Langerman  40'
Gamal  46' (o.g.)
Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Davies Omweno (Kenya)

Mamelodi Sundowns

Assistant referees:[7]
Berhe O'michael (Eritrea)
Theogene NdagijimanaTahssen (Rwanda)
Fourth official:
Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi)

Second leg

23 October 2016 (2016-10-23)
20:30 UTC+2
Zamalek Egypt 1–0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
Ohawuchi  63' Report

Mamelodi Sundowns
Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, hosted the first leg.

Assistant referees:
Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Marwa Range (Kenya)
Fourth official:


  1. 1 2 "Regulations of the CAF Champions League" (PDF). Confédération Africaine de Football. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. "Sundowns closer to remarkable African triumph". CAF. 15 October 2016.
  3. "Fairytale African triumph for Sundowns". CAF. 23 October 2016.
  4. "Zamalek 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns". Goal.com. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. "Disqualification of AS Vita Club". CAF. 24 May 2016.
  6. "Disqualification of ES Sétif". CAF. 23 June 2016.
  7. "Start List: Mamelodi Sundowns - Zamalek" (PDF). CAF.

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