Ghanaian international Torric Jebrin and his outfit TP Mazembe have been declared champions of the 2019/20 Linafoot following the truncation of all football competitions in DR. Congo which was announced yesterday.
In an Executive meeting held on Wednesday, the DR. Congo Football Association (FECOFA) decided to end their football season prematurely due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 in the country. The Linafoot has been in suspension since March 16 and there hasn’t been any sign of return.
With this, the season wasn’t declared void like it was done in some countries, league leaders T.P Mazembe have been announced the winners of the 2019/20 Linafoot ahead of their bitterest rivals AS Vita Club.
The Ravens despite playing three games fewer compared to AS Vita were still leading the league log with 53 points followed by AS Vita Club on the 2nd position. Both teams will represent DR Congo in the CAF Champions league next season.
Meanwhile, in the Confederations Cup, the FECOFA will be represented by A.S Maniema Union and Daring Club Motema Pembe who finished 3rd and 4th on the league table respectively.
With this, Ghanaian national Torric Jebrin is a league winner in DR Congo having made 19 outings in all competitions for the Ravens in this campaign with a goal to his belt.
DR Congo isn’t the first country to end their season prematurely. Countries like Cameroon, Kenya, Angola, Niger, Burkina Faso have all followed the same step. In Europe, the French Ligue 1 has been cancelled so as the Dutch Eredivise.
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim