Champions League finalists USM Alger of Algeria:

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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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