Tanzanian Premier League

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Ligi Kuu Bara
Country Tanzania
Confederation CAF
Founded 1965
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Tanzanian First Division League
Domestic cup(s) Nyerere Cup
Azam Sports Federation Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Young Africans
(2016–17)
Most championships Young Africans (27)
2016–17 Tanzanian Premier League

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 16 teams playing a double round-robin. The champion qualifies for the CAF Champions League, the runner-up for the CAF Confederations Cup up to season 2014/2015. From season 2015/2016, Winners of Azam Sports Federation Cup (i.e. Tanzania Football Federation CUP, previously known as Nyerere CUP) qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup. The bottom three clubs are relegated to the first division.[1]

2015/16 Tanzania Mainland Vodacom Premier League[edit]

The following teams participate in the 2015–16 Tanzania Mainland Vodacom Premier League:[2]

2014/15 Tanzania Mainland Vodacom Premier League[edit]

Tanzanian Premier League match between Kagera Sugar and Mbeya City on January 17th 2015.

The 2014–15 Tanzania Mainland Vodacom Premier League was won by Young Africans. Azam finished second, Simba finished third and Mbeya City finished in fourth position. The top goals scorer of the season was Simon Msuva of Young Africans.[3]

The following teams participated in the 2014–15 Tanzania Mainland Vodacom Premier League:

Previous winners[edit]

Previous champions are:[4]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners
Young Africans S.C. 27
Simba S.C. (includes Sunderland) 17
Mtibwa Sugar F.C. 2
Tukuyu Stars S.C. 1
Pan African S.C. 1
Azam F.C. 1
Cosmopolitans F.C. 1
Mseto Sports S.C. 1
Coastal Union S.C. 1
Pamba S.C. 1

Topscorers[edit]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1997 Tanzania Mohamed Hussein "Mmachinga" Young Africans 26
2004 Tanzania Abubakar Ally Mkangwa Mtibwa Sugar
2005 Tanzania Abdallah Juma Mtibwa Sugar 25
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 Raphael Bocco Azam 19

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