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1997 African Cup Winners' Cup

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Champions  ES Sahel (1st title)
Matches played  66
Runners-up  FAR Rabat
Goals scored  173 (2.62 per match)
Dates  February - 6 December 1997
Teams  41 (from 1 confederation)

The 1997 African Cup Winners' Cup football club tournament was won by √Čtoile Sportive du Sahel in two-legged final victory against FAR Rabat. This was the twenty-third season that the tournament took place for the winners of each African country's domestic cup. Forty-one sides entered the competition. Teams from Niger and Central African Republic were disqualified because their federations were in debt to CAF. Club 'S' Namakia from Madagascar withdrew before the 1st leg of the preliminary round, Maxaquene from Mozambique withdrew before the 1st leg of the first round while Racing Bafoussam from Cameroon was disqualified for not showing up in time for the 1st leg. The last team to withdraw from the competition was Dragons from Zaire before the 1st leg of the second round.
Jomo Cosmos replaced Orlando Pirates, who were admitted to the Champions League for being the champions of both the league and cup competitions in South Africa.

Contents

Preliminary round

Notes
1 Sahel SC and Central African Republic representative club disqualified because their federations were in debt to CAF.

First round

Notes
1 RC Bafoussam were disqualified for not showing up in time for the 1st leg.

References

1997 African Cup Winners' Cup Wikipedia


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