Rwanda National Football League

Rwanda National Football League
Country  Rwanda
Confederation CAF
Founded 1975
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Rwandan Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions APR (16th title)
Most championships APR (16 titles)
2015–16 season

The Rwanda National Football League is the highest division of football in Rwanda. The league was formed in 1975. It was known as the Primus National Football League in 2004 and from 2009–10 to 2012–13,[1] after which sponsorship was taken over by Turbo King.[2] The league was renamed the Azam Rwanda Premier League for the 2015–16 season after Tanzanian television broadcasters Azam TV were announced as sponsors in a deal worth US$ 2.35 million.[3]

Clubs for the 2015–16 season

Team Location
Amagaju Gikongoro
APR Kigali
AS Kigali Kigali
Bugesera Nyamata
Espoir Cyangugu
Etincelles Gisenyi
Gicumbi Byumba
Kiyovu Sports Kigali
Marines Gisenyi
Muhanga (R) Muhanga
Mukura Victory Butare
Musanze Ruhengeri
Police Kibungo
Rayon Sports Nyanza
Rwamagana City Rwamagana
Sunrise Rwamagana

Previous champions

Performance by club

Club City Titles Last Title
APR Kigali 16 2016
Rayon Sports Nyanza 7 2013
Panthères Noires Kigali 5 1987
Kiyovu Sports Kigali 3 1993
Mukungwa Ruhengeri 2 1989
ATRACO Kigali 1 2008


Season Player Club Goals
2001 Luleuti Kyayuna APR 9
2002 n/a n/a n/a
2003 Milly APR 12
2004 Rwanda Abed Mulenda
Rwanda Olivier Karekezi
Rayon Sports
2005 Rwanda Jimmy Gatete APR 13
2006 Rwanda André Lomami APR 13
2006–07 Democratic Republic of the Congo Labama Bokota Rayon Sports 14
2007–08 n/a n/a n/a
2008–09 Rwanda Jean Lomami ATRACO 12
2011–12 Rwanda Olivier Karekezi APR 14


  2. "Turbo King to take over league sponsorship". 13 September 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  3. "Azam TV to broadcast Rwanda's top tier league". Kawowo Sports. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
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