Congo Premier League

Congo Premier League is the top division of the Congolese Football Federation, in the Republic of the Congo. It was created in 1961. The official name is Championnat National MTN for sponsorship reasons.

Championnat National MTN
CountryRepublic of the Congo
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Coupe du Congo
Super Coupe du Congo
International cup(s)Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current championsAS Otôho
Most championshipsÉtoile du Congo (12)
2019–20 Congo Ligue 1

Between 1961 and 1977 the championship was decided in a 3-team tournament between the regional champions of Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Niari. From 1978 to 1993, a nationwide league with 10 to 14 teams was played. From 1994 to 2008, the FECOFOOT reverted to a national play-off after the regional tournaments, with additional entries for the stronger leagues (Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire). In 2009, a nationwide league was reformed with 18 teams.

Championnat National MTN Clubs - 2016

Previous winners

Performance By Club

Club Winners
Étoile du Congo 12
CSM Diables Noirs 7
CARA Brazzaville 6
AC Léopards 4
AS Otôho 2
Inter Club 2
Munisport 2
Patronage Sainte-Anne 2
AS Police 2
Saint Michel d'Ouenzé 2
Vita Club Mokanda (includes Victoria Club Mokanda) 2
AS Cheminots 1
Kotoko MFOA 1


Year Best scorers Team Goals
2002 Lepaye WawaAS Police18
2004 Bébé Ndey GuellorÉtoile du Congo19
2007 Ulrich LépayeCSM Diables Noirs5
2008 Alfred MfoungangCSM Diables Noirs7
2009 Éric NiembaCSM Diables Noirs22
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