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CAF Club Ranking Ahead Of 2022/23, Bucs Above Chiefs

The Confederation of African Football have updated their annual club ranking of the best football clubs on the continent, with Orlando Pirates overtaking Kaizer Chiefs.



The ranking is based on how clubs have performed in the CAF-inter club competitions, namely the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup over the last five seasons.

As a consequence, it doesn’t surprise much that Al Ahly sit at the top of the ranking, after reaching four of the last five CAFCL final and winning the trophy twice 

This year’s CAFCL winners, who have been in the final thrice since 2017, have climbed into second spot on the list, while Esperance de Tunis complete the top three.

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The highest ranked South African team are Mamelodi Sundowns after reaching three successive quarter-finals and the semi-finals in in 2018/19.

Meanwhile, both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs are sitting outside the top 10, but the Buccaneers climbed into 11th spot, following their run to the CAF Confederation Cup final this season.

Chiefs, meanwhile, who had benefited from their runners-up finish in last season’s CAFCL final, dropped to 18th spot after not partaking in a CAF-inter club competition in 2021/22.



Below is CAF’s updated ranking, as per Foot Africa:

  1. Al-Ahly (Egypt): 1730 points
  2. Wydad Casablanca (Morocco): 1664 pts
  3. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia): 1602 pts
  4. Raja Casablanca (Morocco): 1584 pts
  5. RS Berkane (Morocco): 1579 pts
  6. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa): 1557 pts
  7. TP Mazembe (DRC): 1548 pts
  8. Zamalek (Egypt): 1544 pts
  9. Pyramids (Egypt): 1528 pts
  10. Sahel Star (Tunisia): 1512 pts
  11. Orlando Pirates (South Africa) 1510 pts
  12. Horoya AC (Guinea) 1503 pts
  13. Petro de Luanda (Angola) 1503 pts
  14. Simba SC (Tanzania): 1492 pts
  15. ES Setif (Algeria): 1490 pts
  16. CR Belouizdad (Algeria): 1487 pts
  17. JS Kabylia (Algeria): 1486 pts
  18. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa): 1479 pts
  19. Al-Hilal (Sudan): 1478 pts
  20. Al-Masry (Egypt): 1470 pts

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