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DRC FOOTBALL: Congolese Top-Flight Soccer, Linafoot, Prematurely Ends After Four Months Lull

The Democratic Republic of Congo top league management, Linafoot, have confirmed that the football season in the country is over after a decision made by the league committee and the country’s football governing body, FECOFA as well as the clubs.

The Linafoot was last year in December suspended indefinitely after 11 rounds of matches played with problems among them clubs’ lack resources to cover travel expenses and lack of sponsorships were cited for the cancellation.

The Linafoot Management Committee, FECOFA and the clubs’ union, ADFCO met last week and resolved to abridge the league and preserve resources that will have to be channelled to the new season next term.

The clubs also submitted for the season to be abridged to allow players prepare adequately for the new season having been inactive for a long period of four months.

A decision is now expected to be made on the four clubs to be sent out to represent the nation in next season CAF inter-clubs competitions.

It is widely believed that the previous quad that featured this 2022/23 season will be retained once again next season.

Lubumbashi giants TP Mazembe and AS Vita represented the nation in the CAF Champions League with DC Motema and Saint Eloi Lupopo in the Confederation Cup.

Before the league was halted last December, Vita Club were on top of the standings after 11 games played with 28 points.

It is the second time in succession the top-flight football league in the DRC has been abridged owing to lack of resources and sponsorship with last season’s edition having been called off after the conclusion of the first round games.

Meanwhile, five-time African champions, Mazembe have since sent their players on a four weeks long break with several international players already leaving the country as of Thursday.

Mazembe are set to return to training next month in June as they prepare to take part in the lucrative inaugural CAF Super League under new coach Lamine N’Diaye.

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