Ligi Kuu Bara

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Ligi Kuu Bara
Country Tanzania
Confederation CAF
Founded 1965
Number of teams 14
Levels on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Nyerere Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Azam F.C.
(2013/14)
Most championships Young Africans FC (19)

Ligi Kuu Bara (Tanzanian Premier League) is the top division of the Football Association of Tanzania, it was created in 1965. The competition was simply known as national league and later First Division Soccer League until the name Premier league was adopted in 1997.

Format[edit]

Today the league consists of 14 teams playing a double round-robin. The champion qualifies for the CAF Champions League, the runner-up for the CAF Confederations Cup. The bottom three clubs are relegated to the first division.[1]

2013-14 Premier League[edit]

1 Azam FC 26 18 8 0 51:15 36 62

2 Young Africans SC (C) 26 16 8 2 61:19 42 56

3 Mbeya City F.C. (P) 26 13 10 3 33:20 13 49

4 Simba SC 26 9 11 6 41:27 14 38

5 Kagera Sugar 26 9 11 6 23:20 3 38

6 Ruvu Shooting 26 10 8 8 28:32 -4 38

7 Mtibwa Sugar FC 26 7 10 9 30:31 -1 31

8 JKT Ruvu Stars 26 10 1 15 23:40 -17 31

9 Coastal Union F.C. 26 6 11 9 16:20 -4 29

10 Prisons FC 26 6 10 10 26:33 -7 28

11 JKT Mgambo 26 6 8 12 18:35 -17 26

12 Ashanti United SC (P) 26 6 7 13 20:39 -19 25

13 JKT Oljoro FC 26 3 10 13 19:37 -18 19

14 Rhino Rangers (P) 26 3 7 16 18:39 -21 16

Premier League (Ligi kuu Bara) 2012-13[edit]

Previous winners[edit]

Previous champions are:[2]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners
Young Africans FC 19
Simba SC(includes Sunderland) 18
Maji Maji FC 3
Malindi FC 2
Pan African FC 2
Azam F.C. 1
Cosmopolitans FC 1
KMKM 1
Mseto Sports 1
Prisons FC 1
Coastal Union FC 1
Pamba FC 1

Topscorers[edit]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
2004 Tanzania Abubakar Ally Mkangwa Mtibwa Sugar FC
2005 Somalia Cisse Aadan Abshir Simba SC 19
2006 n/a n/a
2007 United States Mashiku SC United FC 17
2007/08 Tanzania Michael Katende Kagera Sugar
2008/09 Kenya Boniface Ambani Young Africans FC 18
2009/10 Tanzania Musa Hassan Mgosi Simba SC 18
2010/11 Tanzania Mrisho Ngasa Azam FC 18
2011/12 Tanzania John Bocco Azam FC 19

How do they stand[edit]

Viewing Vodacom Premier League - 2013-2014

Team Names Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Azam 21 13 8 0 41 13 - 47
Yanga[disambiguation needed] 20 12 7 1 45 13 - 43
Mbeta City 22 11 9 2 29 17 - 42
Simba 22 9 10 3 39 22 - 37
Kagera[disambiguation needed] 21 8 8 5 21 19 - 32
Ruvu shooting s 22 8 7 7 24 28 - 31
Mtibwa 22 6 9 7 28 27 - 27
Coastal 22 5 12 5 14 13 - 27
JKT Ruvu 22 8 1 13 18 33 - 25
Prison 21 4 10 7 20 22 - 22
JKT Mgambo 21 4 7 10 13 31 - 19
Ashanti[disambiguation needed] 22 4 6 12 17 35 - 18
JKT Aljoro 22 2 9 11 13 31 - 15
Rhino Rangers 22 2 7 13 13 31 - 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Premier League". Football Association of Tanzania. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tanzania - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

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