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1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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Runners-up  Simba FC
Dates  13 Feb 1972 – 22 Dec 1972
Teams  26
Matches played  45
Champion  Hafia FC
Best player  Chérif Souleymane
Goals scored  154
1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1972 was the 8th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that year's club champion of association football in Africa.


The tournament was played by 26 teams and used a knock-out format with ties played home and away. Hafia FC from Guinea won the final, becoming CAF club champion for the first time and the first Guinean team to win the trophy.

First round

1Abaluhya United withdrew.
2Al-Merrikh withdrew.

Second round

1 After the match had finished 2-0 to Djoliba AC, leaving the aggregate level at 2-2, AS Forces Armées (Dakar) refused to take part in the penalty shootout to protest the officiating; they were ejected from the competition and banned from CAF competitions for three years.


1 TP Mazembe withdrew after the 1st leg.


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