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The Club Olympique des Transports (Arabic: النادي الأولمبي للنقل‎), often referred to as COT or Ennakel is a Tunisian football club based in the city of Tunis. The club was founded in 1945, the team plays in blue and black colors. Their ground is currently the Ali Belhouane Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,000.

CO Transports
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Full nameClub Olympique des Transports
Nickname(s)En'nakel / Inter El Tunsi
Founded1945
GroundAli Belhouane Stadium
Mellassine, Tunis, Tunisia
Capacity3000
ChairmanMohamed Trabelsi
ManagerLotfi Chihi
LeagueLigue 3
2015–168th

We can not discuss this club without recalling its group of the first half of the '70s that coach Hmid Dhib had patiently built around Mohieddine Habita – nicknamed the "Arabic Pele" by the Libyans, on the occasion of the Arab nation's Cup (called Palestine Cup) disputed in Tripoli in August 1973, where Habita scored six goals and was named the "Tunisian Pelé" by President Habib Bourguiba while receiving the victorious Tunisian team. Also Ali Kaabi, Farouk Ben Sliman and Houcine Ayari or the team shaped by Bernard Blaut, who won the Cup in Tunisia in 1988 and lost the championship in special conditions. In all COT spends 27 seasons in the first division (professional level).

But, like all districts clubs, the club installed in Mellassine, a popular district of Tunis, was unable to resist the deman and has plummeted in three years to end up in the fourth division in 2007–2008 before rising again to CLP-3, and reaching the quarter-finals of the President Cup this year.

It's hard for COT to keep their fans because the crisis and especially because the Club is located in the Capital Tunis, where the most popular Tunisian team Club Africain and the most successful Tunisian team Espérance Tunis are also located.

HistoryEdit

It was in July 1945 that the ancestor of the COT, En-Najah Sports was created through a group formed around Mustapha Achour and include the cyclist Jilani Ben Othman and sports director Belhassen Chaar. The club merged with El Hilal Sports du Den-Den (EHSDD) to form the "Club Olympique Tunisien" (Tunisian Olympic Club) in 1960, and then with the "Association sportive des traminots" (Sports Association of traminots) on 29 June 1966, forming Club Olympique des Transports.

Colours and badgesEdit

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Honors and achievementsEdit

Performance in national and domestic competitionsEdit

Runner-up : 1987–88[1]
Third : 1970–71, 1971–72
Winner: 1987–88
Best performance: 1999–2000 Lost in 1/2 final against Club sportive Sfaxien 3–0

Performance in CAF CompetitionsEdit

1988-89: first round (1/16 final) against Stade Malien.
3-0 in Bamako
0-0 in Tunis

Former personalEdit

PresidentsEdit

En-Najah SportsEdit

  • Mustapha Achour
  • Mongi Allal
  • Raouf Ben Ali (1956–1957)
  • Mustapha Khaled (1957–1958)

Club Olympique des TransportsEdit

  • Mustapha Khaled (1958–1973)
  • Sadok Ben Jomaa (1973–1976)
  • Abderrahman Ben Massoudi (1976–1977)
  • Khelifa Karoui (1977–1980)
  • Abbes Ben Hmidan (1980–1982)
  • Mustapha Lakhoua (1982–1986)
  • Aboulhassan Fekih (1986–1988)
  • Mustapha Lakhoua (1988–1989)
  • Ferid Mehrezi (1989–1990)
  • Bouzaiane Yahiaoui (1990–1991)
  • Taoufik Anane (1991–1992)
  • Bouzaiane Yahiaoui (1992–1993)
  • Aboulhassan Fekih (1993–2002)
  • Mohamed Bari alias Kassidy (2002)
  • Aboulhassan Fekih (2002–2004)
  • Naceur Chouayakh (2004–2005)
  • Lotfi Cherif (2005–2006)
  • Hedi Ben Ali (2006–2008)
  • Mohamed Trabelsi (2008–present)

CoachesEdit

  • Mahmoud Kouki (1955–1956)
  • Hmid Dhib (1956–1960)
  • Hédi Feddou (1960)
  • Hmid Dhib (1963–1965)
  • Salah Beji (1965)
  • Rachid Turki (1966–1967)
  • Ahmed Belfoul (1967–1968)
  • Hmid Dhib (1968–1973)
  • Mustapha Jouili (1973–1974)
  • Ammar Nahali (1974–1975)
  • Amor Dhib (1975–1976)
  • Jamaleddine Bouabsa (1976)
  • Béchir Ben Mime (1976–1978)
  • Ali Chabbouh (1979–1981)
  • Slobodan Milo than Bialas than Bernard Blaut (1999–2000)
  • Amor Dhib (2000–2001)
  • Bernard Blaut than Tarek Ben Ali than Ridha Akacha (2001–2002)
  • Ali Kaabi (2002–2003)
  • Edmund Stöhr puis Lassaad Chabbi than Bernard Blaut (2003–2004)
  • Ali Kaabi than Belhassen Meriah than Accorsey (2004–2005)
  • Abid Mchala than Lotfi Hannachi than Lotfi Kaabi (2005–2006)
  • Lotfi Kaabi than Mabrouk Fehmi than Ridha Boushih (2006–2007)
  • Lotfi Chihi (2007–2008)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lost by goal differences to Espérance Sportive de Tunis after ending the season with the same total of points. RSSSF Table