Kaizer Chiefs Among Africa's 10 Most Successful Clubs in Terms of Trophies Won

Kaizer Chiefs Among Africa's 10 Most Successful Clubs in Terms of Trophies Won

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at February 28, 2024 at 6:51 AM
  • Al Ahly leads the list of African football clubs with the most titles won
  • The Egyptian giants are followed by South African side, Kaizer Chiefs
  • Ghana, Ethiopia, and Mali also have teams represented in the top 10

Africa has produced some of the most successful football clubs in the world, with teams like Kaizer Chiefs and Asante Kosoko being recognised for their numerous achievements on the pitch.

These teams have not only had a huge impact on the global football scene, but they have also won several trophies and awards, cementing their status as some of the best on the continent.

PSL giants, Kaizer Chiefs, celebrating winning the Carling Black Label Cup trophy in 2017.
PSL giants, Kaizer Chiefs, celebrating adding the 2017 Carling Black Label Cup to their trophy cabinet. Photo by Gallo Images.
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According to Speeli, Al Ahly is one of the most successful teams in Africa with a record of winning 40 national league titles alongside eight CAF Champions League trophies.

The Egyptian giants have also won 36 national cup titles and 10 national super cup titles, in addition to 19 cup titles and a bronze medal in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup.

Sports Brief has ranked the football clubs that have won the most trophies in Africa, the number of titles won and their country.

Top 10 Africa’s most successful clubs

1. Al Ahly (Egypt) - 150 trophies

2. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) - 93 trophies

3. CS Mindelense (Cape Verde) - 88 trophies

4. Asante Kotoko (Ghana) - 83 trophies

5. Hearts of Oak (Ghana) - 80 trophies

6. Zamalek (Egypt) - 79 trophies

7. ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast) - 71 trophies

8. Esperance (Tunisia) - 66 trophies

9. Saint George SC (Ethiopia) - 64 trophies

10. Stade Malien (Mali) - 59 trophies.

Kaizer Chiefs told to forget Mosimane

Meanwhile, South Africans believe there is no way Kaizer Chiefs can afford Pitso Mosimane, arguing the former national coach is too expensive for the Soweto giants, GOAL reports.

The AmaKhosi have been strongly linked to the former Al Ahly manager as their search for a new permanent manager continues after their embarassing Nedbank Cup exit on Sunday.

On Monday, FIFA ordered Saudi Pro League side, Al Ahli, to compensate former coach, Mosimane, approximately R222 million for breach of contract after he was wrongfully let go.

Johnson apologises after Chiefs defeat

Sports Brief also reported on Cavin Johnson voicing disappointment after Kaizer Chiefs' Nedbank Cup elimination by second-tier side, Milford FC.

Despite dominating the match, the AmaKhosi were unable to convert that pressure and succumbed 5-4 in a penalty shootout after extra time.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..