Dynamos Ranked 19 on the continent

ZIMBABWEAN football giants Dynamos are now ranked 19th in the top 30 best clubs on the continent, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The list released by CAF yesterday revealed that Dynamos, who have won four consecutive domestic league titles and taken part in the CAF Champions League three times under era of the then coach Kalisto Pasuwa, have 494 points that earned then a place in the top 30.

Last season due to financial challenges ‘The Glamour Boy’ failed to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League and also decided not to take part in the 2015 edition.

Dynamos and South African top club Orlando Pirates are the only Southern African clubs that made it into the CAF top 30 club rankings with the later on 22.

Dynamos, who reached the final of Champions League in 1998, have made it into the top 30 list that is mostly dominated by top West and North African clubs.

Top of the list are Egyptian giants Al Ahly with 2,106 points, followed by Esperance of Tunisia with 1,503 points.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) giants TP Mazembe, who are home to former FC Platinum striker Ali Sadiki, are third, while their counterparts AS Vita are 15th.

According to the list, Tunisia produced the most teams with five, while their neighbours Morocco took second spot with four clubs.
Esperance are followed by Etoile Sportive du Sahel (5th) and Club Sportif Sfaxien (6th) also from Tunisia.

The top five of Tunisian clubs is completed by Athletic Bizertin who occupies the 30th place while Nigeria and Egypt have three clubs and DRC, Sudan, Mali, Algeria and Ivory Coast have two each.

Top 30 African clubs
1 — Al-Ahli (EGY) 2,106
2 — Esperance Sportive de Tunis (TUN) 1,503
3 — TP Mazembe (DRC) 1,353
4 — Al Hilal (SUD) 1,152
5 — Etoile Sportive du Sahel (TUN) 1,091
6 — CS Sfaxien (TUN) 983
7 — Cotonsport Garoua (CMR) 978
8 — Entente Sportive Setif (ALG) 930
9 — ASEC Mimosas (CIV) 852
10 — El Zamalek (EGY) 810
11 — Enyimba Aba (NGR) 701
12 — Stade Malien (MLI) 695
13 — AC Leopard (CGO) 682
14 — Djoliba AC (MLI) 629
15 — AS Vita Club (DRC) 581
16 — Raja Casablanca (MAR) 574
17 — Al Merreikh (SUD) 531
18 — Séwé Sport (CIV) 513
19 — Dynamos Harare (ZIM) 494
20 — FUS Rabat (MAR) 408
21 — Wydad Casablanca (MAR) 397
22 — Orlando Pirates (RSA) 375
23 — Ismaily SC (EGY) 353
24 — Al Ittihad Tripoli (LBA) 342
25 — Heartland FC (NGR) 329
26 — MAS Fes (MAR) 327
27 — Club Africain (TUN) 316
28 — Kano Pillars FC (NGR) 315
29 — JS Kabylie (ALG) 311
30 — CA Bizerte (TUN) 301

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