2019–20 Ligue 1 (Ivory Coast)

The 2019–20 Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1 is the 61st season of the Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1, the top-tier league of the Ivorian football league system since its establishment in 1960.The season started on 17 August 2019 but was suspended on 8 March 2020 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]

On 26 June 2020 however, the FIF announced that the season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Racing Club Abidjan were crowned champions and will represent the country at the 2020–21 CAF Champions League while there would be no relegation with the two teams promoting from the Ligue 2 expanding the league to 16 starting from the next season.[2]

They further stated that the 2020 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire has been cancelled, with second-place finishers, FC San Pédro representing the country at the 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup.[3]

SO de l'Armée were the defending champions, winning the championship in the 2018-2019 season.

Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1
Season2019–20
Dates17 August 2019 – 8 March 2020
ChampionsRacing Club Abidjan
RelegatedNone
CAF Champions LeagueRacing Club Abidjan
CAF Confederation CupFC San Pédro
Matches played140
Goals scored311 (2.22 per match)
Biggest home winASEC Mimosas 4–0 AS Tanda (4 December 2019)
Biggest away winWilliamsville 2–7 AS Tanda (22 February 2020) Issia Wazi 1–6 AFAD (9 February 2020)
Highest scoringWilliamsville 2–7 AS Tanda (22 February 2020)
Longest winning runRacing Club Abidjan, FC San-Pédro & AS Tanda (4 matches)
Longest unbeaten runUSC Bassam (9 matches)
Longest winless runWilliamsville (12 matches)
Longest losing runIssia Wazi (6 matches)
All statistics correct as of 2 July 2020.

TeamsEdit

Fourteen teams contested the league, twelve teams from the previous season and two promoted teams from the 2018–19 Ligue Two; SOL FC and Issia Wazi who replaced Limane Yacouba Sylla FC Sassandra and Moossou FC as they were relegated from the previous season.

There would be no relegation this season.[2]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AFAD Djékanou Abidjan Stade Municipal d'Abidjan 1,100
Africa Sports d'Abidjan Abidjan Stade Robert Champroux 10,000
ASEC Mimosas Abidjan Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 50,000
AS Indenié Abengourou Abengourou Stade Henri Konan Bédié 3,000
USC Bassam Grand-Bassam Stade Municipal de Bassam 5,000
Bouaké FC Bouaké Stade Bouaké 35,000
Issia Wazi Issia Stade d'Issia 3,000
Racing Club Abidjan Abidjan Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 50,000
FC San Pédro San-Pédro Stade Auguste Denise 8,000
SO de l'Armée Yamoussoukro Stade de Yamoussoukro 6,000
Stars Olympic Club Abobo Abidjan Stade Robert Champroux 10,000
SC Gagnoa Gagnoa Stade Victor Biaka Boda 20,000
AS Tanda Abengourou Stade Henri Konan Bédié 3,000
Williamsville Abidjan Stade Robert Champroux 10,000

Locations of teamsEdit

 
 
Abidjan
 
Locations of the 2019–20 Cote d'Ivoire Ligue 1 teams

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Racing Club Abidjan 20 11 5 4 28 20 +8 38 Qualification to the 2020–21 CAF Champions League
2 FC San Pédro[a] 20 11 2 7 22 17 +5 35 Qualification to the 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup
3 ASEC Mimosas 20 10 4 6 29 16 +13 34
4 SO de l'Armée 20 9 6 5 25 18 +7 33
5 AFAD Djékanou 20 9 5 6 27 21 +6 32
6 USC Bassam 20 7 9 4 21 15 +6 30
7 AS Tanda 20 9 3 8 30 28 +2 30
8 AS Indenié Abengourou 20 6 9 5 16 17 −1 27
9 SOL FC 20 7 6 7 17 19 −2 27
10 Africa Sports d'Abidjan 20 5 8 7 21 29 −8 23
11 SC Gagnoa 20 4 9 7 21 22 −1 21
12 Bouaké FC 20 4 7 9 19 23 −4 19
13 Williamsville 20 3 6 11 19 35 −16 15
14 Issia Wazi 20 2 7 11 16 31 −15 13
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the 2020 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire was cancelled, FC San-Pédro shall represent the country at the 2020–21 CAF Confederation Cup.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ABE AFAD ASA ASEC BAS BOU ISS RCA SAN SOA SOL GAG TAN WAC
AS Indenié Abengourou 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
AFAD Djékanou 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–2
Africa Sports d'Abidjan 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–4 2–2
ASEC Mimosas 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–1 1–0 4–0 3–1
USC Bassam 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1
Bouaké FC 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 3–0 3–2
Issia Wazi 1–1 1–6 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–1
Racing Club Abidjan 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–1
FC San Pédro 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–1
SO de l'Armée 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 0–1 2–0 2–0
SOL FC 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
SC Gagnoa
AS Tanda 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 0–2 2–0
Williamsville 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–7
Source: Soccerstats
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ivory Coast suspends league season". Kingfut.com. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Cote d'Ivoire cancels season,names Racing Club Abidjan champions". Futaa.com. 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ Koaci.com (in French)

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