The Khartoum League began in 1952 and was a famous historical regional championship in Sudan. The teams playing in it were those from the three cities of the capital Khartoum; Khartoum, Bahri, and Omdurman.
The most famous winners of the Khartoum league were the two traditionally strong teams from Sudan, Al-Merrikh and Al-Hilal. They won the championship 17 and 16 times respectively before their eventual withdrawal in 1997. No team had exceeded the number of tiles of Al-Merreikh even though the club has not taken part in the competition since early 1997.