Rwanda Premier League

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Rwanda Premier League
Country Rwanda
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSecond Division
Domestic cup(s)Rwandan Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current championsAPR (19th title)
Most championshipsAPR (19 titles)
Current: 2020–21 Rwanda Premier League

The Rwanda Premier League is the highest division of football in Rwanda. The league was formed in 1975. It was known as the Primus National Football League in 2004 and from 2009–10 to 2012–13,[1] after which sponsorship was taken over by Turbo King.[2] The league was renamed the Azam Rwanda Premier League for the 2015–16 season after Tanzanian television broadcasters Azam TV were announced as sponsors in a deal worth US$ 2.35 million covering a period of five years.[3] From 2019/2020 season AZAM TV announced termination of their contract with Rwanda FA.

Clubs for the 2019–20 season[edit]

Gasogi United and Heroes were promoted from division 2 while Kirehe FC and Amagaju FC were relegated from First division

Team Location
Gasogi United Kigali
APR Kigali
AS Kigali Kigali
Bugesera Nyamata
Espoir Cyangugu
Etincelles Gisenyi
Gicumbi Byumba
Kiyovu Sports Kigali
Marines Gisenyi
Muhanga (R) Muhanga
Mukura Victory Butare
Musanze Ruhengeri
Police Kigali
Rayon Sports Nyanza
Heroes FC Kigali
Sunrise FC Nyagatare

Previous champions[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club City Titles Last Title
APR Kigali 19 2021
Rayon Sports Nyanza 9 2019
Panthères Noires Kigali 5 1987
Kiyovu Sports Kigali 6 1993
Mukungwa Ruhengeri 2 1989
ATRACO Kigali 1 2008


Season Player Club Goals
2001 Luleuti Kyayuna APR 9
2002 n/a n/a n/a
2003 Milly APR 12
2004 Rwanda Abed Mulenda
Rwanda Olivier Karekezi
Rayon Sports
2005 Rwanda Jimmy Gatete APR 13
2006 Rwanda André Lomami APR 13
2006–07 Democratic Republic of the Congo Labama Bokota Rayon Sports 14
2007–08 n/a n/a n/a
2008–09 Rwanda Jean Lomami ATRACO 12
2011–12 Rwanda Olivier Karekezi APR 14
2019–20 Rwanda Samson Babua Sunrise F.C. 15


  1. ^ "The New Times | Rwanda".
  2. ^ "Turbo King to take over league sponsorship". 13 September 2013. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Azam TV to broadcast Rwanda's top tier league". Kawowo Sports. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Rwanda - APR FC crowned league champions |".

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