African Cups Semifinal Balance


NB: up to date as of Feb 25, 2016 (after 2015 Super Cup final)

Country Classification

(according to number of cups won):

               Cups Won    Diff Winners     Finals    Diff Finalists Semis Reached  Diff Semi     SC AA
Country       C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt

Egypt         14  8  1 23    3  3  1  4   19  8  2 29    4  3  2  5   28 14  7 49    4  7  5  9    9  3

Tunisia        4  4  9 17    3  3  3  5   11  7 14 32    4  4  4  5   17  9 17 43    4  5  5  6    3  2

Morocco        5  1  5 11    3  1  5  6    7  2  7 16    3  2  6  6   10  4  7 21    3  2  6  6    2  2

Algeria        5  1  3  9    3  1  1  3    7  2  4 13    5  2  2  6   12  6  4 22    5  5  2  7    1  1

Congo-Kinshasa 6  2     8    2  2     3   12  3  1 16    3  3  1  5   19  5  3 27    5  4  3  6    3
Cameroon       5  3     8    3  3     4    6  7  2 15    4  3  2  5   13 10  5 28    6  5  3  8

Nigeria        2  3  2  7    1  3  2  5    7 10  3 20    4  8  3 12   18 14  8 40    8 11  8 18    2

Ivory Coast    2  2  1  5    2  1  1  4    4  5  2 11    3  2  2  5   10  7  5 22    3  3  5  6    2

Guinea         3  1     4    1  1     2    5  1  1  7    1  1  1  3    8  3  1 12    3  1  1  4
Ghana          3     1  4    2     1  2   11  1  2 14    3  1  2  3   17  3  2 22    5  3  2  6    1

South Africa   1  1     2    1  1     2    3  1  1  5    2  1  1  3    4  3  1  8    2  3  1  4    1
Congo-Brazzav. 1     1  2    1     1  2    1     1  2    1     1  2    1  2  3  6    1  2  2  4

Sudan             1     1       1     1    2  1  1  4    1  1  1  2    8  3  5 16    2  1  3  3
Zambia            1     1       1     1    1  2     3    1  1     2    7  4  1 12    2  2  1  4
Kenya             1     1       1     1       3     3       2     2    2  5  1  8    2  3  1  3
Mali                 1  1          1  1    2     2  4    2     2  3    3  2  3  8    3  1  2  3

Angola                                        2  2  4       2  2  4    1  2  4  7    1  2  4  5
Uganda                                     2     1  3    2     1  2    3     2  5    3     2  4
Togo                                       1  1     2    1  1     2    4  2     6    3  1     4
Zimbabwe                                   1        1    1        1    2  1     3    1  1     2
Burundi                                       1     1       1     1       2     2       2     2
Gabon                                         1     1       1     1       2     2       2     2
Senegal                                          1  1          1  1    5  1  1  7    3  1  1  3
Tanzania                                         1  1          1  1    1     2  3    1     2  2

Libya                                                                  1  3  1  5    1  3  1  3
Ethiopia                                                               2     1  3    2     1  3
Mozambique                                                                2  1  3       2  1  3
Reunion                                                                   2  1  3       1  1  2
Burkina Faso                                                              2     2       1     1
Benin                                                                     1     1       1     1
Madagascar                                                                1     1       1     1
Rwanda                                                                    1     1       1     1

Totals       51 29 24 104  25 22 16 46                             196 116 86 398  73 77 63 136  24  8
                                         102 58 48 208  45 39 35 82

Notes:
 1.C1=Champions' Cup, C2=Cup Winners' Cup, C3=CAF Cup (Confederation Cup)
 2.SC=Super Cup, AA=Afro-Asian Club Cup.
 3.There were no semifinals in the 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 Champions' Cup (League);
      finalists are considered to have reached the semifinal stage as well.
 4.There were no semifinals in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 CAF Confederation Cup;
     finalists are considered to have reached the semifinal stage as well.


Final winning ratios

Congo-Brazzaville 2/ 2   = 1.00
Egypt            23/29   = 0.79
Algeria           9/13   = 0.69
Morocco          11/16   = 0.69
Guinea            4/ 7   = 0.57
Tunisia          16/30   = 0.53  [1 inter-Tunisian final; 17/32   = 0.53]
Cameroon          8/15   = 0.53
Congo-Kinshasa    8/16   = 0.50
Ivory Coast       5/11   = 0.45
South Africa      2/ 5   = 0.40
Nigeria           7/20   = 0.35
Kenya             1/ 3   = 0.33
Zambia            1/ 3   = 0.33
Ghana             3/12   = 0.25  [1 inter-Ghanaian final;  4/14   = 0.29]
Mali              1/ 4   = 0.25
Sudan             1/ 4   = 0.25
Burundi           0/ 1   = 0.00
Gabon             0/ 1   = 0.00
Senegal           0/ 1   = 0.00
Tanzania          0/ 1   = 0.00
Zimbabwe          0/ 1   = 0.00
Togo              0/ 2   = 0.00
Uganda            0/ 3   = 0.00
Angola            0/ 4   = 0.00

Note that among the "top ten" (all countries with 4 or more cups), the Arab trio
of Morocco, Egypt and Algeria all have very high winning percentages while that
of Tunisia is only average.

Semifinal-to-Cup-win ratios

(not adjusted for "internal meetings"):

Morocco          11/21   = 0.52
Egypt            23/49   = 0.47
Algeria           9/22   = 0.41
Tunisia          17/43   = 0.40
Guinea            4/12   = 0.33
Congo-Brazzaville 2/ 6   = 0.33
Congo-Kinshasa    8/27   = 0.30
Cameroon          8/28   = 0.29
South Africa      2/ 8   = 0.25
Ivory Coast       5/22   = 0.23
Ghana             4/22   = 0.18
Nigeria           7/40   = 0.18
Kenya             1/ 8   = 0.13
Mali              1/ 8   = 0.13
Zambia            1/12   = 0.08
Sudan             1/16   = 0.06
Benin             0/ 1   = 0.00
Madagascar        0/ 1   = 0.00
Rwanda            0/ 1   = 0.00
Burkina Faso      0/ 2   = 0.00
Burundi           0/ 2   = 0.00
Gabon             0/ 2   = 0.00
Ethiopia          0/ 3   = 0.00
Mozambique        0/ 3   = 0.00
Reunion           0/ 3   = 0.00
Tanzania          0/ 3   = 0.00
Zimbabwe          0/ 3   = 0.00
Libya             0/ 5   = 0.00
Uganda            0/ 5   = 0.00
Togo              0/ 6   = 0.00
Angola            0/ 7   = 0.00
Senegal           0/ 7   = 0.00

Again the Arab countries (bar Libya) are quite efficient in converting semifinal
appearances into cups while Sudan and Zambia have little to show after more than
10 semifinals.


The Club List

                           Cups Won       Finals       Semifinals   Country       SC AA
Club                      C1 C2 C3 Tt   C1 C2 C3 Tt    C1 C2 C3 Tt                24  8

1 [8 or more cups]
Al-Ahly (Cairo)            8  4  1 13   10  4  1 15    13  4  2 19  Egypt 1        6  1

2-5 [6 or 7 cups]
Etoile Sp. Sahel (Sousse)  1  2  4  7    3  2  7 12     3  2  7 12  Tunisia 1      2
TP Mazembe (Lubumbashi)    5  1     6    7  1  1  9    11  1  1 13  Congo-K 1      3      [1]
Zamalek (Cairo)            5  1     6    6  1     7     8  2  2 12  Egypt 2        3  2
JS Kabylie (Tizi Ouzou)    2  1  3  6    2  1  3  5     5  1  3  9  Algeria 1             [2]
NB: Etoile Sportive du Sahel won all their semifinals.

6-11 [3 or 4 cups]
Canon Yaoundé              3  1     4    3  4     7     5  5  1 11  Cameroon 1
Raja CA Casablanca         3     1  4    4     1  5     5     1  6  Morocco 1      1  1
Espérance Sportive (Tunis) 2  1  1  4    6  2  1  9    10  2  1 13  Tunisia 2      1  1
CS Sfaxien                       4  4    1     5  6     3     5  8  Tunisia 3
Hafia FC (Conakry)         3        3    5        5     5        5  Guinea 1
Al-Mokaoulun (Cairo)          3     3       3     3        4     4  Egypt 3               [3]

12-20 [2 cups]
Asante Kotoko (Kumasi)     2        2    7  1  1  9    10  1  1 12  Ghana 1 
Entente Sportif Sétif      2        2    2     1  3     2  1  1  4  Algeria 2      1  1
Enyimba (Aba)              2        2    2        2     4        4  Nigeria 1      2
WA Casablanca              1  1     2    2  1  1  4     2  3  1  6  Morocco 2         1
Union Douala               1  1     2    1  1     2     2  1     3  Cameroon 2
Hearts of Oak (Accra)      1     1  2    3     1  4     4  1  1  6  Ghana 2        1
FAR Rabat                  1     1  2    1  1  2  4     3  1  2  6  Morocco 3
Africa Sports                 2     2    1  4     5     1  5  1  7  Ivory Coast 1  1
Shooting Stars (Ibadan)       1  1  2    2  1  1  4     2  2  1  5  Nigeria 2

21-29 [1 CC]
AS Vita Club (Kinshasa)    1        1    3        3     4  1  1  6  Congo-K 2
Ismailia SC                1        1    2     1  3     5  1  1  7  Egypt 4
Orlando Pirates (Soweto)   1        1    2     1  3     3  1  1  5  South Africa 1 1
ASEC Mimosas (Abidjan)     1        1    2        2     8  1     9  Ivory Coast 2  1      [8]
Club Africain (Tunis)      1        1    1  2  1  4     1  3  2  6  Tunisia 4         1
Oryx Douala                1        1    1        1     2        2  Cameroon 3
Stade Abidjan              1        1    1        1     1     1  2  Ivory Coast 3
CARA Brazzaville           1        1    1        1     1        1  Congo-B 1             [4]
MC Alger                   1        1    1        1     1        1  Algeria 3

30-39 [1 CWC]
Tonnerre Kalara (Yaoundé)     1     1       2  1  3     1  2  1  4  Cameroon 4
Enugu Rangers International   1     1    1  1     2     4  1  1  6  Nigeria 3
GOR Mahia (Nairobi)           1     1       2     2        3     3  Kenya 1               [5]
BCC Lions (Gboko)             1     1       2     2        2     2  Nigeria 4             [6]
Power Dynamos (Kitwe-Nkana)   1     1       2     2        2     2  Zambia 1
Al-Merreikh SC (Omdurman)     1     1       1  1  2     1  3  2  6  Sudan 1
DC Motema Pembe (Kinshasa)    1     1       1     1     1  2  1  4  Congo-K 3             [7]
Horoya AC (Conakry)           1     1       1     1        3     3  Guinea 2
CA Bizertin                   1     1       1     1        1  2  3  Tunisia 5
Kaizer Chiefs                 1     1       1     1        1     1  South Africa 2

40-46 [1 CAF]
Stade Malien (Bamako)            1  1    1     1  2     1     2  3  Mali 1
Stella Abidjan                   1  1       1  1  2        1  1  2  Ivory Coast 4
Bendel Insurance (Benin City)    1  1          1  1     1  1  1  3  Nigeria 5
AC Léopards (Dolisie)            1  1          1  1           2  2  Congo-B 2
FUS Rabat                        1  1          1  1           1  1  Morocco 4
Kawkab AC Marrakesh              1  1          1  1           1  1  Morocco 5
MAS Fès                          1  1          1  1           1  1  Morocco 6      1

47-52 [2 or more finals]
Al-Hilal (Omdurman)                      2        2     7     2  9  Sudan 2
Heartland (Owerri)                       2        2     4     1  5  Nigeria 7            [15]
AS Bilima (Kinshasa)                     2        2     2        2  Congo-K 4            [14]
Cotonsport Garoua                        1     1  2     2     3  5  Cameroon 5
Nakivubo Sp. Villa (Kampala)             1     1  2     1     1  2  Uganda 1
Julius Berger (Lagos)                       2     2        2     2  Nigeria 6
NB: Al-Hilal reached 9 semifinals but never won a tournament.

53-62 [1 CC final]
Nkana Red Devils (Kitwe)                 1        1     6        6  Zambia 2
USM Alger                                1        1     2  1     3  Algeria 4
Dynamos (Harare)                         1        1     2        2  Zimbabwe 1
Al-Mehalla (Al-Kubra)                    1        1     2        2  Egypt 5
MC Oran                                  1        1     2        2  Algeria 5
Etoile Filante (Lomé)                    1        1     1        1  Togo 1
Mamelodi Sundowns (Pretoria)             1        1     1        1  South Africa 3
Obuasi Goldfields                        1        1     1        1  Ghana 3
AS Réal Bamako                           1        1     1        1  Mali 2
Simba FC (Kampala)                       1        1     1        1  Uganda 2

63-74 [1 CWC final]
Kenya Breweries (Nairobi)                   1     1     1  1  1  3  Kenya 2
Stationery Stores (Lagos)                   1     1     1  1     2  Nigeria 8
Agaza Lomé                                  1     1        2     2  Togo 2
NA Hussein-Dey                              1     1        2     2  Algeria 6
Bendel United (Benin City)                  1     1        1     1  Nigeria 9
Inter (Luanda)                              1     1        1  1  2  Angola 1
Leventis United (Ibadan)                    1     1        1     1  Nigeria 10          [9]
Primeiro de Agosto (Luanda)                 1     1        1     1  Angola 2
Ranchers Bees DIC (Kaduna)                  1     1        1     1  Nigeria 11
AC Sodigraf (Kinshasa)                      1     1        1     1  Congo-K 5
AS Sogara (Port Gentil)                     1     1        1     1  Gabon 1
Vital'O SC (Bujumbura)                      1     1        1     1  Burundi 1

75-82 [1 CAF final]
AC Jeanne d'Arc (Dakar)                        1  1     2  1  1  4  Senegal 1
Djoliba AC (Bamako)                            1  1     1  2  1  4  Mali 3
AS Kaloum Stars (Conakry)                      1  1     2     1  3  Guinea 3
Petro Atlético (Luanda)                        1  1     1     1  2  Angola 3
Simba SC (Dar-es-Salaam)                       1  1     1     1  2  Tanzania 1
Dolphin FC (Port Harcourt)                     1  1           1  1  Nigeria 12
Primeiro de Maio (Benguela)                    1  1           1  1  Angola 4
Séwé Sport (San Pédro)                         1  1           1  1  Ivory Coast 5

83-99 [CC semifinalists]
Mufulira Wanderers                                      1  2     3  Zambia 3
Al-Ittihad (Tripoli)                                    1  1  1  3  Libya 1
US Gorée (Dakar)                                        2        2  Senegal 2
Lomé I                                                  2        2  Togo 3
AFC Leopards (Nairobi)                                  1  1     2  Kenya 3            [10]
Sunshine Stars (Akure)                                  1     1  2  Nigeria 13
Cotton Factory (Dire Dawa)                              1        1  Ethiopia 1
ASC Diaraf (Dakar)                                      1        1  Senegal 3
Express Red Eagles (Kampala)                            1        1  Uganda 3
Great Olympics (Accra)                                  1        1  Ghana 4
Kakimbo FC (Conakry)                                    1        1  Guinea 4           [11]
Kano Pillars                                            1        1  Nigeria 14
Léopard Douala                                          1        1  Cameroon 6
FC Lupopo (Lubumbashi)                                  1        1  Congo-K 6
Real Republicans (Accra)                                1        1  Ghana 5             [9]
Saint George's (Addis Abeba)                            1        1  Ethiopia 2
Semassi Sokodé AC                                       1        1  Togo 4

100-124 [CWC semifinalists]
RC Kadiogo (Ouagadougou)                                   2     2  Burkina Faso 1     [12]
SS Saint-Louisienne                                        2     2  Reunion 1
Inter Club (Brazzaville)                                   1  1  2  Congo-B 3
Al-Masry (Port Said)                                       1  1  2  Egypt 6
Abiola Babes (Mashood)                                     1     1  Nigeria 15          [9]
Al-Ahly (Tripoli)                                          1     1  Libya 2
APR FC (Kigali)                                            1     1  Rwanda 1
CR Belouizdad (Alger)                                      1     1  Algeria 7
BFV FC (Mahajunga)                                         1     1  Madagascar 1       [13]
Blackpool (Harare)                                         1     1  Zimbabwe 2
Diamant Yaoundé                                            1     1  Cameroon 7
AS Dragons l'Ouémé (Porto Novo)                            1     1  Benin 1
El-Kanemi Warriors (Maiduguri)                             1     1  Nigeria 16
Gruppo Desportivo Maputo                                   1     1  Mozambique 1              
CS Hammam Lif (Hammamet)                                   1     1  Tunisia 6
International Stars (Bujumbura)                            1     1  Burundi 2
Ittihad (Alexandria)                                       1     1  Egypt 7
Jomo Cosmos (Johannesburg)                                 1     1  South Africa 4
Kumbo Strikers                                             1     1  Cameroon 8
Mansoura                                                   1     1  Egypt 8
CD Maxaquene (Maputo)                                      1     1  Mozambique 2
Mbilinga (Port Gentil)                                     1     1  Gabon 2
Al-Nasr (Benghazi)                                         1     1  Libya 3
AS Police (Brazzaville)                                    1     1  Congo-B 4
Sekondi Hasaacas (Sekondi Takoradi)                        1     1  Ghana 6

125-136 [CAF semifinalists]
GD Atlético Sport Aviação (Luanda)                            1  1  Angola 5
Bayelsa United (Yenagoa)                                      1  1  Nigeria 17
ENPPI                                                         1  1  Egypt 9
Eth. Insurance Coop. (Addis Abeba)                            1  1  Ethiopia 3
Ferrioviário Maputo                                           1  1  Mozambique 3
Jasper United (Onitsha)                                       1  1  Nigeria 18
Kampala City Council                                          1  1  Uganda 4
Malindi SC (Zanzibar)                                         1  1  Tanzania 2
Al-Mourada (Omdurman)                                         1  1  Sudan 3
Nchanga Rangers                                               1  1  Zambia 4
CS Saint Denis                                                1  1  Reunion 2
Satellite FC (Abidjan)                                        1  1  Ivory Coast 6

Notes:
[ 1] Tout Puissant Mazembe were previously known as Tout Puissant Englebert.
[ 2] JS Kabylie were previously known as JE Tizi Ouzou.
[ 3] Al-Mokaoulun are also known as Arab Contractors.
[ 4] CARA abbreviates Club Athlétique Renaissance Aiglons.
[ 5] GOR abbreviates Golf Olympic Rangers.
[ 6] BCC abbreviates Benue Cement Club.
[ 7] Daring Club Motema Pembe were previously known as CS Imana.
[ 8] ASEC abbreviates Association Sportive d'Employés Commercials.
[ 9] now disbanded.
[10] AFC Leopards also known as Abaluhya FC.
[11] Kakimbo were previously known as Conakry II.
[12] disbanded but later reformed.
[13] BFV abbreviates Bankin Fampandrosuo NY Vareta.
[14] AS Bilima are now known as AS Dragons.
[15] Heartland were previously known as Iwuanyanwu Nationale.

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