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Djoliba AC
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Full name Djoliba Athletic Club
Founded 1960
Ground Stade 26 Mars, Bamako
Ground Capacity 55,000
Manager Karounga Keita
Coach Iraq Abderrazak Ahmad Shaheen
League Malien Première Division
2013–14 5th[1]
Current season

Djoliba Athletic Club is a Malian football club and one of the two biggest teams in Mali alongside the Stade Malien. The team is based in the capital city of Bamako. It has its headquarters and three training stadia at Complex Sportif Hérémakono, in the Heremakono Quartier. The President of Djoliba AC, re-elected in 2009 to a four-year term, is Karounga Keita a Vice President of FEMIFOOT, former trainer at the club, who was a player at the founding of the club in 1960.[2] Djoliba or Joliba is the name of the Niger River in the Bamana language. Not only a football club, Djoliba AC is an Omnisports club which fields teams in many sports, and is operated as a membership organisation with an elected board.[3]


History[edit]

The club was created in 1960 by a fusion of "Africa Sport" Bamako and "Foyer du Soudan", two successful teams during French Colonial rule.

The team was helped a lot during the 1970s by officer Tiécoro Bagayoko, a prominent member of the ruling military dictatorship of president Moussa Traoré. Many critics of Djoliba AC, especially coming from the rival Stade Malien, claim that the strength of the club was built during that period.

However, Tiekoro Bagayoko was gone in 1978 after his arrest, yet Djoliba kept obtaining titles and cups. Today, it is reputed to be the biggest and the most organized soccer club in Mali.

Malien Première Division 2007/08[edit]

2008 was a year of great success for Djoliba, having finished the year before in second place to their cross town rivals, Djoliba handily took the cup and league double in 2008. Reigning champions from the 2007 Malien Première Division, Stade and Djoliba sat atop the standings the entire season, with Djoliba leading by a small but consistent margin in the run up to the final games. Their 7 July derby match was postponed to August, and although they lost this match their rivals, Stade faltered where Djoliba were consistent, finishing the season 9 points ahead of Stade. The only Cup meeting between the two rivals in the season was in the Semi-finals of the Malien Cup, where Stade faced the humiliation of a 5–0 drubbing by Djoliba.[4]

Bamako District Mayor's Cup[edit]

Djoliba's one failure came at the end of the season, losing the "Coupe du Maire du District": the Bamako District Mayor's Cup to arch rivals Stade Malien. But while Stade made it to the final, its victory over Djoliba came from legal, rather than on the field factors. In the 44th minute of the match, Djoliba supporters rioted, attacking officials, other fans, and journalists. The match was called off, and several days later, awarded to Stade. Djoliba were fined 500.000 F cfa, all payments for previous matches were withdrawn, and they were excluded form the 2009 competition. Stade received the trophy and a 750,000 F Cfa award from the Mayor of Bamako Adama Sangaré on 23 September.[5]

2008/09 Season[edit]

Djoliba competed in 2008–09 Malian Première Division, beginning in December 2008. They began the season successfully, taking the Super Coupe National du Mali on 6 December against Club Olympique de Bamako 5–2. The Super Coupe launches the regular schedule by pitting the previous years' League and Cup winners. As Djoliba won both, they faced last years' Coupe du Mali runner up, COB.[6]

Djoliba AC today[edit]

In 2010, Djoliba celebrated its 50th anniversary of the merger and foundation of the club.

Their last championship win was in 2012 and their last super cup win was in 2013.

Djoliba appeared at group stage in the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup, they challenged with AC Léopards of the Republic of the Congo, Morocco's WAC Casablanca and brought Mali's largest rivalry to the cup competition, Stade Malien, Djoliba defeat that club in two matches. Djoliba advanced to the semis and defeated a Sudanese club and challenged with AC Léopard's in the finals and lost to that club, there, they made the greatest position in the continental competitions for Djoliba.

In the 2017 season, Djoliba was 8th place and had two wins and a draw and had seven points before the abandonment as FEMAFOOT was dissolved by the government mainly by an undetermined reason on March 9, over a week later, FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation on 17 March which meant all Malian clubs competing at the continental level were banned until May 7. The reason was that money that the Ministry of Sport gave to the clubs. The least problem of the

Djoliba appeared in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup and faced Egypt's al-Masry. Djoliba defeated that club 2-0, as a result of the March 2017 dissolution by the government, al-Masry was awarded against Djoliba 0-3 in the away match somewhere on March 18. The season was halted and in early May, the Federation was restored, their next challenge would be with Kita, that 6th round match is on hold. Their first challenge since the restoration was on 8 May, a 7th round match where the club defeated Black Stars 0-5 in Badalabougou.

Stadium[edit]

Djoliba plays at Stade 26 Mars. The club trains at Complex Sportif Hérémakono, in the Heremakono Quartier.

Rivalries[edit]

Its rivalry is with Stade Malien forming the nation's largest rivalry known as the Grand Derby.[7][8] Real Bamako is Djoliba's other rivalry being called the Bamako Derby and the nation's second largest.[9][10]

Honours[edit]

1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012
1965, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2008, 2012, 2013

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League 76
CAF Confederation Cup 53
CAF Cup Winners' Cup 22
CAF Cup 16 6 1 7
Total 167
Djoliba's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1967 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Second Round Liberia Invincible Eleven w/o1
Quarterfinals Guinea Hafia FC 2–1 0–0 2–1
Semifinals Ghana Hearts of Oak 1–1 2–1 2–1
1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round Republic of Upper Volta ASFA Ouagadougou 1–0 1–3 4–1
Second Round Senegal ASFA Dakar 2–0 2–0 2–2 2
Quarterfinals Guinea Hafia FC 2–1 3–0 2–4
1974 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Second Round Nigeria Bendel Insurance 2–0 1–0 2–1
Quarterfinals CARA Brazzaville 0–0 3–0 2–1
1975 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Second Round Sierra Leone Mighty Blackpool 2–0 0–1 3–0
Quarterfinals Togo Lomé 1–1 3–2 3–4
1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round The Gambia Real de Banjul 2–0 0–2 4–0
Second Round Guinea Hafia FC 2–1 2–0 2–3
1977 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Preliminary Round Guinea-Bissau UDIB 5–0 0–1 6–0
First Round Ivory Coast SC Gagnoa 1–1 1–3 4–2
Second Togo Lomé 2–0 1–0 2–1
Quarterfinals Did not advance further3 2–1
1980 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round Niger AS Niamey 2–0 0–1 3–0
Second Round Ghana Hearts of Oak 1–1 1–0 1–2
1981 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Ivory Coast RC Daloa 1–0 2–1 2–2 (a)
Second Round Togo AC Semassi 3–0 0–1 4–0
Quarterfinals Kenya Gor Mahia FC 2–0 1–0 2–1
Semifinals Nigeria Stationery Stores 0–0 1–0 0–1
1982 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Requins de l'Atlantique 1–0 0–0 1–0
Second Round Cameroon Union Douala 3–0 0–1 4–0
Quarterfinals AS Vita Club 1–0 0–0 1–0
Semifinals Zambia Power Dynamos FC 0–0 2–1 1–2
1983 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round Guinea Hafia FC 0–0 1–0 0–1
1984 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Ghana Great Olympics 0–4 0–0 0–4
1985 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Algeria MP Oran 0–0 2–0 0–2
1989 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round Guinea Horoya AC 1–0 0–0 1–0
Second Round Sierra Leone Mighty Blackpool 0–0 1–2 1–2
1991 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Preliminary Round Senegal ASC Port Autonome 1–0 0–0 1–0
First Round Tunisia Club Africain 0–0 2–0 0–2
1992 CAF Cup First Round Burkina Faso USC Bobo Dioulasso 2–1 1–0 2–2 (a)
1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Preliminary Round Mauritania ASC Sonader Ksar 1–0 1–1 2–1
First Round Ivory Coast ASEC Mimosas 1–1 2–0 1–3
1994 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Algeria NA Hussein Dey 0–0 2–0 0–2
1995 CAF Cup First Round Sanga Balende 2–0 1–0 2–1
Second Round Nigeria Shooting Stars 2–0 1–0 2–1
Quarterfinals Republic of the Congo Inter Brazzaville 0–2 1–2 1–3
1997 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round Tunisia Club Africain 1–1 3–2 3–4
1998 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round Ghana Hearts of Oak 0–0 1–0 0–1
2000 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round Cameroon Cotonsport Garoua 2–0 3–1 3–3 (a)
Second Round Morocco Raja Casablanca 2–1 2–1 2–1 (2–4 p)
2002 CAF Cup First Round Nigeria NPA FC 3–0 2–1 4–2
Second Round Togo Maranatha FC 1–0 2–1 2–2 (a)
Quarterfinals Algeria JS Kabylie 0–0 2–1 1–2
2003 CAF Cup First Round Gabon FC 105 Libreville 3–1 3–0 3–4
2005 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round Senegal Douanes (Dakar) 1–1 1–0 1–2
2008 CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Guinea Satellite FC 2–0 1–0 2–1
Second Round Gabon AS Mangasport 3–1 1–2 5–2
Third Round Tunisia Club Africain 0–0 0–0 0–0 (3–5 p)
2010 CAF Champions League Malian champions Preliminary Round al-Ahly Benghazi 1–0 0–0 1–0
First Round Senegal ASC Linguère 1–0 1–0 1–1 (4–3 p)
Second Round Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe 0–1 3–0 0–4
CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners Second Round Algeria CR Belouizdad 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
Group Stage4 al-Hilal (Sudan) 2–0 2–1 3rd place
Niger ASFAN Niamey 1–0 0–0
al Ittihad Tripoli 0–1 2–0
2011 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round Sierra Leone East End Lions 2–0 0–2 4–0
Second Round Senegal ASC Diaraf 1–1 3–0 1–4
2012 CAF Champions League Premier Division runner-up First Round Uganda URA SC 2–0 0–2 4–0
Second Round Nigeria Sunshine Stars 1–1 1–0 1–2
CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners Round of 16 Tunisia Club Africain 2–0 2–0 2–2 (4–3 p)
Group Stage4 Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 1–1 3–0 1st place
Mali Stade Malien 2–1 2–0
Morocco WAC Casablanca 2–1 1–2
Semifinals al-Hillal (Khartoumian Sudan) 2–0 2–0 2–2 (7–6 p)
Finals Republic of the Congo AC Léopards 2–2 2–1 3–4
2013 CAF Champions League Premier Division runner-up First Round Ethiopia Saint George SA 1–1 2–1 2–3
2015 CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Egypt Petrojet 2–2 1–2 4–3
Second Round Ghana Hearts of Oak 1–2 0–1 2–2 (a)
2017 CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners Preliminary Round Egypt al-Masry 2–0 3–04 2–3
1Invincible Eleven withdrew
2 The match was finished 2-0 in favour of Djoliba, ASFA refused to play the penalty shootout due to arbitration, they were to be banned from CAF competitions for three years, no ban was put as ASFA Dakar participated the following season after winning their second championship title
3Djoliba was disqualified for not paying their debts to the CAF
4FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT or FEMIFOOT) on 17 March 2017 which meant all Malian clubs such as Djoliba were banned from participating in African football competitions, in early May, the suspension has been lifted

WAFU Club Championship[edit]

Djoliba's results at the WAFU Club Championship
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1987 WAFU Club Championship Preliminary Round Sierra Leone Sierra Fisheries 1–0 1–1 2–1
Quarterfinals Ivory Coast Stella Club d'Adjamé 0–2 1–1 1–3
1990 WAFU Club Championship Preliminary Round Senegal ETICS Thiès 0–3 3–2 6–3
Quarterfinals Ghana Okwahu United N/A N/A Qual.
Semifinals Sierra Leone Sierra Fisheries 1–0 1–1 2–1
Finals Ivory Coast ASEC Abidjan 0–1 1–1 2–1

National level[edit]

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes
2007–08 1 1 26 20 3 3 44 13 +31 64 Winner
2008–09 1 1 26 16 7 3 43 15 +28 55 Winner
2009–10 1 2 26 17 8 1 34 9 +25 59
2010–11 1 2 26 14 7 5 37 19 +18 49
2011–12 1 1 26 - - - - - - -
2012–13 1 3 30 15 10 5 47 19 +28 55 Finalist

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: Semifinals (continental)
  • Best position at cup competitions: Finalist (continental)

Squad[edit]

as of 8 April 2014[11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Mali GK Cheick Sy
3 Ivory Coast MF Fidelle Ndri
4 Mali DF Foe
5 Mali DF Samba Diallo
6 Mali DF Guimballa Oulé Tounkara
8 Mali MF Soumaïla Sidibé
9 Mali MF Amara Mallé
10 Mali MF Hamidou Sinayoko
12 Mali DF Idrissa Traoré (Captain[12])
14 Mali MF Seydou Diallo
15 Mali FW Lassana Diarra
No. Position Player
16 Mali GK Cheick Oumar Bathily
17 Mali FW Drissa Ballo
18 Mali MF Rato
19 Mali MF Mahamadou Traoré
21 Guinea MF Ismaël Camara
22 Mali GK Adama Keita
23 Mali DF Mahamadou Cisse
24 Mali FW Seydou Traoré
26 Mali DF Abedi Traoré
28 Mali FW Nico Dao
30 Mali FW Aboubacar Traore
Head coach
  • Morocco Abderrazak Chlih[13]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ Karounga Keita re-elected president of Djoliba FC of Bamako. PANA Press, 31/03/2009
  3. ^ Assemblée générale du Djoliba : un nouveau bail pour KAROUNGA KEÏTA. l'Essor n15891 – 2007-02-12
  4. ^ rsssf.com Mali 2008 (Last updated: 4 September 2008)
    Djoliba-Stade (5–0) : La grande humiliation !, Le Républicain, 04/08/2008.
  5. ^ Coupe du Maire du District : Le Stade reçoit son trophée. L'Essor, 24 September 2008
  6. ^ Le Djoliba s’adjuge la Super Coupe du Mali de football. APA News, 7 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Mali Foot (4èJ): Grand derby en perspective entre le Stade malien et Djoliba - Africa Top Sports". Africa Top Sports. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Malifootball - Stade-Djoliba : le derby qui pourra laisser des plumes !". Malifootball. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bamako derby pick of CAF Confederation Cup draw". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "CAF confederation cup draws: a North African derby and a Classico in Mali". Football - StarAfrica.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  11. ^ CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL – Djoliba AC Bamako
  12. ^ Coupes Africaines : ça continue pour le Djoliba, ça s’arrête là pour le Stade malien
  13. ^ Mission accomplie pour le Djoliba
  14. ^ Mali/Cup : Mamahira eliminate Balanza AC de Ségou
  15. ^ FIFA.com – Late victory for Djoliba, Malien held
  16. ^ Pour renforcer son effectif : le Djoliba AC recrute deux franco-maliens
  17. ^ Nabioul Issa N’Diaye
  18. ^ Malian Djoliba AC players Ibrahima Bango
  19. ^ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=75716 16�me de finale de la Coupe du Mali de football : Mamahira passe, fin de course pour Bourou Massa � ]
  20. ^ CM U21-Mali : Les 21 Aiglons retenus
  21. ^ Football : Mahamane Cissé, nouvelle recrue de l’AC Léopards de Dolisie

Other references[edit]

External links[edit]