Let me cause a big debate and believe me, I am right as per CAF rules and regulations. A team that wins the CAF Champions League automatically qualifies to defend its trophy the following season irrespective of whether they are Champions of their domestic league or not. With that said, should Orlando Pirates win CAF Champions League, they will automatically be playing in the Champions League again in the next campaign. NB: As per CAF's ruling, only one South African team can participate in the CAF champions league per season until one South African team does excellently well in that tournament to pave a way for the second team, if that happens, the second team can join after a season, meaning its only after next season that we will see two South African teams in CAF Champions League. Should Pirates win CAF, Kaizer Chiefs won’t participate in CAF Champions League next season, but Pirates will despite Chiefs being the defending Champions domestically. In fact Chiefs will be in CAF Confederations Cup as Nedbank Champions.

By Professor Khumalo

He copied it from someone else....!

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I will try to unfold how I understand....!

If Pirates win the Champions League, they will qualify as Champions Leagues winners, not as a South African team.

Chiefs will qualify as League  winners from South Africa, this how I understand this.

If Ahly  win it (CL) and Zamalek win the league in Egypt and another team from Egypt are runners up, Egypt will have 3 representatives.....!

Hold it right there Psalm, this fella has a valid point... Chiefs might not participate if Bucs win the Champion League. It happened last year in the EPL... the Uefa rules says only four teams from EPL can participate in the Champions league,,, Chelsea finished 6th and Tottenham finished 4th, Chelsea qualified by virtue of being the CL winners and Tottenham had to play in the Europa league straight away, without doing the playoffs.


Unless Uefa rules says 4 teams is a maximum quota for all the leagues.

The EPL situation cannot serve as precedent in CAF, even if rules were the same. Please find a CAF practical scenario to support your view.

The number can not be more than 4 remember?

South Africa that spot is still there and can be filled under cases like this....!

Yeah in that sense I'm with you, In South Africa's case the 2nd spot can be filled by the League champs.... but in the Egyptian example you gave, the runners up will have to bite the dust.

Yes I did mention below that I take it back.....!


That is bullshit, Pirates will be defending Champs of CL, Chiefs will be there to take that spot we have which allow Pirates to be where they are now....However the effect of having two teams playing there will manifest in 2015....

Hehehehe Bafana fan... 

Yes Boom,  I think I have made a mistake about three Egypt teams because the quota can only be 2 teams from a country at the most.....but the rest of my explanation stand....!

Can somebody post the CAF rules governing CAF CL over here. While everybody is concerned with the rule which only allows one team from SA in CAF CL, there could be other rules within the same rulebook that prescribes a solution when a situation as supposed by the author here arises..

hehehe who are you to think you can understand CAF rules if the whole SA dind't and that led to the Hlokoloza Embarrasment?



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