African top 30 clubs: No Ghanaian club makes the cut


In the last few days, Welbeck Abra-Appiah has been openly supporting Kwesi Nyantakyi to be the next FA president due what he says has been stellar achievements.

The Premier League Board boss may be interested to know that once again, his league’s teams are making no impact on the international scene and are fast losing their reputation.

No club from Ghana was named in the list of Africa’s top 30, as published the latest ranking by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

This list is based on performances in CAF organised continental tournaments and with no club from the west African nation going beyond the preliminary rounds in CAF Champions League or Confed Cup since 2011, it is no shock.

Berekum Chelsea got to the group stage at the time.

Al Ahly of Egypt, perhaps predictably, are leading the rankings by more than 600 points from second placed Esperance du Tunis. TP Mazembe complete the top 3.

Tunisia have more than anyone in the top 30 – they have five – followed by Morocco’s four.

A total of 14 countries have clubs in the listm with Nigeria and Egypt with three apiece.

Top 30 African clubs (Country & points)
Al-Ahli (EGY) 2106
Esperance Sportive de Tunis (TUN) 1503
TP Mazembe (COD) 1353
Al Hilal (SUD) 1152
Etoile Sportive du Sahel (TUN) 1091
CS Sfaxien (TUN) 983
Cotonsport Garoua (CMR) 978
Entente Sportive Setif (ALG) 930
ASEC Mimosas (CIV) 852
El Zamalek (EGY) 810
Enyimba Aba (NGR) 701
Stade Malien (MLI) 695
AC Leopard (CGO) 682
Djoliba AC (MLI) 629
AS Vita Club (COD) 581
Raja Casablanca (MAR) 574
Al Merreikh (SUD) 531
Séwé Sport (CIV) 513
Dynamos Harare (ZIM) 494
FUS Rabat (MAR) 408
Wydad Casablanca (MAR) 397
Orlando Pirates (RSA) 375
Ismaily SC (EGY) 353
Al Ittihad Tripoli (LBA) 342
Heartland FC (NGR) 329
MAS Fes (MAR) 327
Club Africain (TUN) 316
Kano Pillars FC (NGR) 315
JS Kabylie (ALG) 311
CA Bizerte (TUN) 301
Story by Joy Sports/Gary Al-Smith


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