Congo Premier League

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Championnat National MTN
Founded 1961
Country Republic of the Congo
Confederation CAF
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Coupe du Congo
Super Coupe du Congo
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions AS Otôho
(2018)
Most championships Étoile du Congo (12)
2018–19 Congo Ligue 1

Congo Premier League is the top division of the Congolese Football Federation, in the Republic of the Congo. It was created in 1961. The official name is Championnat National MTN for sponsorship reasons.

Between 1961 and 1977 the championship was decided in a 3-team tournament between the regional champions of Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Niari. From 1978 to 1993, a nationwide league with 10 to 14 teams was played. From 1994 to 2008, the FECOFOOT reverted to a national play-off after the regional tournaments, with additional entries for the stronger leagues (Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire). In 2009, a nationwide league was reformed with 18 teams.

Championnat National MTN Clubs - 2016

Previous winners

Performance By Club

Club Winners
Étoile du Congo 11
CSM Diables Noirs 7
CARA Brazzaville 6
AC Léopards 4
Inter Club 2
Munisport 2
Patronage Sainte-Anne 2
AS Police 2
Saint Michel d'Ouenzé 2
Vita Club Mokanda (includes Victoria Club Mokanda) 2
AS Cheminots 1
Kotoko MFOA 1
AS Otôho 1

Topscorers

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2002 Lepaye Wawa AS Police 18
2004 Bébé Ndey Guellor Étoile du Congo 19
2007 Republic of the Congo Ulrich Lépaye CSM Diables Noirs 5
2008 Cameroon Alfred Mfoungang CSM Diables Noirs 7
2009 Democratic Republic of the Congo Éric Niemba CSM Diables Noirs 22

External links

  • Football for the Peoples. Congo
  • League at FIFA.com
  • RSSSF competition history
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