East Africa region is still waiting for one of their own clubs to be crowned champion of the continent finest club competition CAF Champions League. The closest the region has come is runner-up positions in 1972 and 1991 by Ugandan clubs Simba FC and SC Villa respectively. Today, we want to recognize and celebrate the five most successful clubs in the competition from the rest of the continent.
5. Hafia FC- 3 CAF CL Crowns
— Hafia FC (@hafia_fc) March 2, 2016
Hafia Football Club is not as popular today as they used to be in the 1970s when they lifted 3 CAF Champions League crowns. The Conakry based Guinea giant has also finished second on two occasions in 1976 and 1978. This means they could’ve easily won almost all trophies in that decade.
Other clubs with 3 CAF Champions League crowns include Morocco giant Raja Casablanca (3 titles, 1 runner-up) and Cameroon side Canon Yaoundé who won it all three times they ever reached the final.
4. ES Tunis- 3 CAF CL Crowns
What A Come Back!!
Espérance Sportive de Tunis Produced One Of The Biggest Come Backs In #CAFCL History By Turning Down A 3-1 First Leg Defeat To @AlAhlyEnglish Of Egypt To Be Crowned 2018 African Champions On A (4-3) Win #TotalCAFCLFinal 🏆👏🏿👏🏿 pic.twitter.com/KUVMzckmQH
— Soca263 (@Soca263) November 10, 2018
Tunisian football giant Esperance Sportive de Tunis also known as ES Tunis has lifted 3 CAF Champions League crowns in their history. The Tunis based club has also finished second four times. In 2018, they defeated Egyptian giant Al Ahly to lift the trophy.
3. Zamalek- 5 CAF CL Crowns
— Zamalek SC English (@ZSCOfficial_EN) May 15, 2018
Egypt has produced the two most successful clubs in CAF Champions League history. One of them is Zamalek with 5 crowns and 2 runner-up medals. The most recent title came in 2002 but they finished second in 2016.