Tanzanian Premier League

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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
(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]

Premier League (Ligi kuu Bara) 2014-15[edit]

2013-14 Premier League[edit]

1 Azam 26 18 8 0 51:15 36 62

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

3 Mbeye City (P) 26 13 10 3 33:20 13 49

4 Simba 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 26 7 10 9 30:31 -1 31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Previous winners[edit]

Previous champions are:[2]

Performance by club[edit]

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

Topscorers[edit]

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

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. 

External links[edit]