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TP Mazembe is 80 years old and still hungry for titles


TP Mazembe is 80 years old and still hungry for titles

April 12, 2019

Since its inception in 1939, TPM has gone through many good and bad times. From the first day of the club until now, all fans have a story to tell. 2019 is the year of the 80th anniversary of TPM. While waiting for you to be informed about the calendar of celebrations, the newsroom of the official website opens a section where each week will be published old anecdotes told by old players, leaders, supporters as well as journalists.

80 years old this year, TPM continues to attract much of the attention of Congolese and African football thanks to successive generations of dreams, composed of figures such as Pierre KALALA, SAIDI Leonard "Suisse", Martin TSHINABU "Brinch", Robert KAZADI, Pierre KATUMBA, André KALONZO, Ntumba KALALA, Nyembo "Toyota", Robert KIDIABA, Pamphile MIHAYO and the living legend Trésor MPUTU.

The victory of 1967 and 1968 put TPM in the top positions of the big African teams. Then, TPM went through joys and disappointments, feelings characterized by sports results: two finals of the mother of the current Champion’s League lost, the African Cup of Champions Clubs (1969 and 1970). TPM has also had some of the bitterest moments in the team history just after the Cup Winners' Cup in 1980, the current Confederation Cup. The team was almost about to disappear, but thankfully the tireless supporters have stayed the course until the presidential era of Moïse KATUMBI arrives.

African Champions 2009, 2010 and 2015, winner of a Confederation Cup in 2016 and 2017. And this historic final of FIFA Club World Cup in 2010, a first time ever for an African club. A final of a Confederation Cup 2013. On top of these African titles, three CAF Super Cups: 2010, 2011 and 2016. And on the national level with the 16 league titles and the 5 National Cups, the desire to win is always there. Titles, TPM still wants some more.

Few soccer teams succeed in reaching 80 years of existence, few are those who are doing so with such consistency and continuity.


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