2011 Linafoot

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Linafoot
Season 2011
2012 CAF Champions League TP Mazembe
AS Vita Club
2012 CAF Confederation Cup FC Saint Eloi Lupopo
US Tshinkunku (cup winner)
2010
2012

The 2011 Linafoot season was the 50th season of Top League Linafoot in DR Congo. Defending champions are AS Vita from Kinshasa. Seventeen teams entered the competition. TP Mazembe won the championship.[1]

Changes from 2010[edit]

A new format was introduced. In contrast to the previous season, the final round is made up of eight teams in one group. In 2010 eight teams were divided into two groups of four with the top two finishers advancing to yet another group stage. The winner of the group of 8 will be the champion.[2] [3]

Preliminary round[edit]

In the preliminary round 12 teams in three groups played a double round robin. The group winners advanced to the next round.[2]

Group A

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 RCK 6 5 0 1 12 2 +10 15 Group Stage
2 AS Veti Matadi 6 4 1 1 7 2 +5 13
3 FC Lupopo de Kikwit 6 2 1 3 7 7 0 7
4 TP Molunge 6 0 0 6 0 15 −15 0

Group B

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 CS Don Bosco 6 4 2 0 10 1 +9 14 Group Stage
2 AS Bantous 6 2 3 1 9 4 +5 9
3 Shark XI FC 6 2 3 1 8 4 +4 9
4 US Tshinkunku 6 0 0 6 0 18 −18 0

Group C

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 TS Malekesa 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13 Group Stage
2 FC Nyuki 6 3 2 1 9 3 +6 11
3 OC Bukavu Dawa 6 3 1 2 9 4 +5 10
4 AC Nkoy 6 0 0 6 0 18 −18 0

SuperLeague (final round)[edit]

In the final round the three teams from the preliminary round join the top four placed teams from last season and 2010 Cup winner DC Motema Pembe. The eight teams play a double round robin, that is each team plays 14 matches.[2]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 TP Mazembe (C) 14 8 6 0 33 6 +27 30 2012 CAF Champions League
2 AS Vita Club 14 8 5 1 22 7 +15 29
3 FC Saint Eloi Lupopo 14 6 4 4 15 11 +4 0191 2012 CAF Confederation Cup
4 DC Motema Pembe 14 5 4 5 14 7 +7 19
5 RC Kinshasa 14 6 1 7 14 24 −10 19
6 CS Don Bosco 14 5 2 7 13 20 −7 17
7 TC Elima 14 3 5 6 14 23 −9 14
8 TS Malekesa 14 1 1 12 10 37 −27 4

Updated to games played on 23 October 2011.
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. FC Saint Eloi Lupopo were deducted 3 points.[4] They were ranked third based on the fewest number of losses.[5]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TP Mazembe wins championship" (in French). radiookapi.net. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "New system explained" (in French). lepotentiel.cd. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ new format 2011 year
  4. ^ Litige Lupopo-V.Club: la Linafoot rend son verdict
  5. ^ Lupopo qualifié pour la coupe de la Confédération

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