• Champions League finalists USM Alger of Algeria:


    Possible team: Mohamed Zemmamouche; Nacereddine Khoualed, Abdelkader Laifaoui, Farouk Chafai, Ayoub Abdellaoui; Hocine El Orfi, Nassim Bouchama, Hamza Koudri; Karim Baiteche, Carolus Andriamanitsinoro, Mokhtar Benmoussa


    Captain: Nacereddine Khoualed
    Coach: Miloud Hamdi

    Route to final: preliminary round – Foullah Edifice (CHA) 4-3 (3-0 home, 1-3 away), first round – Pikine (SEN) 6-2 (5-1 1-1), second round – Kaloum (GUI) 3-2 (2-1 1-1), mini-league – Entente Setif (ALG) 3-0 2-1, Al Merrikh (SUD) 1-0 0-1, Mouloudia Eulma (ALG) 2-1 1-0, semi-final – Al Hilal (SUD) 2-1 (0-0 2-1)

    Scorers: 4 – Youcef Belaili, 3 – Kaddour Beldjilali, Mohamed Meftah, 2 – Carolus Andriamanitsinoro, Mohamed Aoudia, Nacereddine Khoualed, Mohamed Seguer, 1 – Karim Baiteche, Mokhtar Benmoussa, Nassim Bouchema, Farouk Chafai, Hamza Koudri, Abdelkader Laifaoui

    CAF titles: none
    Founded: 1937
    Ground: Stade Omar Hamadi, Algiers, capacity: 17,500
    Nickname: Black and reds

    List of CAF Champions League title-holders ahead of 2015 final between USM Alger of Algeria and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo:

    8: Al Ahly (EGY)

    5: Zamalek (EGY)

    4: TP Mazembe (COD)

    3: Canon Yaounde (CMR), Hafia (GUI), Raja Casablanca (MAR)

    2: JS Kabylie, Entente Setif (both ALG), Asante Kotoko (GHA), Enyimba (NGR), Esperance (TUN)

    1: ASEC, Stade Abidjan (both CIV), Club Africain, Etoile Sahel (both TUN), FAR Rabat, Wydad Casablanca (both MAR), Oryx Douala, Union Douala (both CMR), CARA (CGO), Hearts of Oak (GHA), Ismaily (EGY), Mouloudia Alger (ALG), Orlando Pirates (RSA), V Club (COD)

    Note: competition called African Champions Cup until 1997 when prize money was introduced and quarterfinals were replaced by groups.



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