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1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs

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Runners-up  AS Vita Club
Start date  1981
Teams  31
Matches played  53
Champion  JS Kabylie
End date  December 13, 1981
Goals scored  145
1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs
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The African Cup of Champions Clubs 1981 was the 17th edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CAF region (Africa), the African Cup of Champions Clubs. It determined that years club champion of association football in Africa.


The tournament was played by 31 teams and was used a playoff scheme with home and away matches. JE Tizi-Ouzou from Algeria won that final, and became for the first time CAF club champion.

First round

1 Benfica de Bissau withdrew.
2 Simba SC withdrew.
3 TP USCA Bangui withdrew after the 2nd leg.

Second round

1 Horseed FC withdrew after the 1st leg.


1 Al-Ahly were forced to withdraw due to the political situation in Egypt after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.


  • JE Tizi-Ouzou (Jeunesse El├ęctronique de Tizi-Ouzou) now called JS Kabylie (Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie)
  • References

    1981 African Cup of Champions Clubs Wikipedia