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Sports News of Saturday, 12 October 2019


Top 50 Clubs in Africa ranked; Hearts out, Kotoko make list

Football is the most popular sports in Africa, but who are the best football clubs in African right now.

Unfortunately, no Ghanaian club was found in the top 10 of the African club ranking, according to system.

The highest-ranked Ghanaian side is Asante Kotoko, who are in 38th on the list after going down three places from the last updated ranking. The Porcupines are followed by AshantiGold, ranked 152nd. Medeama and Aduana Stars are in the 188th and 200th positions respectively.

Hearts of Oak find themselves on 213th position following their lack of competitive football in the African club competitions since 2015 with Bechem United and New Edubiase United languishing on the 373rd and 431st positions respectively.


The ranking was done based on the results in the CAFCL/CAFCC and updated over the matches from the second round by a system of increasing points each season since 2009. Last updated 29th September 2019.

Here are the top 50 African Club Rankings:

1. Esperance de Tunis
2. Al Ahly
3. TP Mazembe
4. Wydad Casablanca
5. Etoile Sportive du Sahel
6. Zamalek SC
7. Al Hilal
8. Mamelodi Sundowns
9. AS Vita Club
10. Horoya AC
11. Zesco United
12. Raja Casablanca
13. CS Sfaxien
14. ASEC Mimosa
15. RS Berkane
16. Simba SC
17. Club Africain
18. Stade Malien
19. Gor Mahia
20. FC Platinum
21. Orlando Pirates
22. de Agosto
23. Al Merreikh
24. Coton Sport
25. CS Constantine
26. USM Algiers
27. Atletico de Luanda
28. Enyimba
29. Ismaily SC
30. ES Setif
31. Nkana FC
32. JS Saoura
33. AS Otoho
34. El Nasr
35. Hassania Agadir
36. Kampala City Council
37. Djoliba AC
38. Asante Kotoko
39. Lobi Stars FC
40. African Stars FC
41. JS Kabylie
42. Al-Masry SC
43. Uniao Desportiva do Songo
44. Young Africans FC
45. Enugu Rangers
46. Township Rollers
47. FC Nouadhibou
48. DC Motema Pembe
49. AS Generation Foot
50. IR Tanger