DR Congo cancels football season as TP Mazembe is crowned champions

TP Mazembe have been crowned champions of Congolese Vodacom Ligue 1 for the second consecutive season and a record-extending 18th time after the football season was canceled in the country by the Football Association due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Local media outlets reported that the Congolese Football Association had decided to cut the season short, with AS Vita Club also confirmed as runners-up to join TP Mazembe in next season’s African Champions League. With seven rounds of matches left to play, Mazembe lead the standings with 53 points, five points ahead of Vita Club who played three games more.

AS Maniema Union and Daring Club Motema Pembe finished third and fourth respectively and will play in the Confederation Cup, Africa’s second club competition.

Quite a number of African nations have decided to call off their football season as the continent battles with Covid-19.

Leagues in Cameroon, Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo, Kenya, Mauritius, Niger, and Togo have also been canceled.

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