The name was later changed to the "First Division Soccer League" and to the "Premier League" in 1997. Tanzania Breweries became the sponsor of the championship, after which the League was called the Tanzania Breweries League (TBL). The contract with Breweries was terminated in 2001 after a conflict with the Tanzania Football Association. In 2002, a contract was signed with the telecommunication company Vodacom, which lasted until 2009, after which they were re-signed the same year. Competition format Competition The Tanzanian Premier League (TPL) follows a typical double round-robin format; each team playing the other twice, home and away. Winning earns three points, a draw earns a point for both teams, while a loss earns zero points.
From the 2021-22 season onwards, the champions of the FA Cup and the third-placed team in the Premier League have also qualified for the tournament. Clubs Starting from the 2018–19 season, the league is composed of 20 teams, which was further lowered to 18 in 2020 and 16 in 2021. Champions Club Wins Yanga 23 Simba (includes Sunderland) 22 Maji Maji 3 Malindi 2 Prisons 1 Pan African Azam Cosmopolitans Mseto Sports Coastal Union Pamba KMKM Wins by year Previous champions are: 1965: Sunderland (Dar es Salaam) 1966: Sunderland (Dar es Salaam) 1967: Cosmopolitans S.
(Dar es Salaam) 1968: Young Africans S. (Dar es Salaam) 1969: Young Africans S. (Dar es Salaam) 1970: Young Africans S. (Dar es Salaam) 1971: Young Africans S. (Dar es Salaam) 1972: Young Africans S. (Dar es Salaam) 1973: Simba S. (Dar es Salaam) 1974: Young Africans S. (Dar es Salaam) 1975: Mseto S. (Dar es Salaam) 1976: Simba S. (Dar es Salaam) 1977: Simba S.
Tanzanian Premier League - WikipediaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tanzanian Premier LeagueFounded1965; 58 years ago, as National LeagueCountry TanzaniaConfederationConfederation of African FootballNumber of teams16Level on pyramid1Relegation toChampionshipDomestic cup(s) Azam Sports Federation Cup International cup(s) CAF Champions League CAF Confederation Cup Current championsYoung Africans S. C. (2021–22)Most championshipsYoung Africans S. (23 titles)TV partnersAzam TV (live matches and highlights)Websiteligikuu.
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