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Djoliba Athletic Club is a Malian football club and one of the two biggest teams in Mali alongside the Stade Malien. The team is based in the capital city of Bamako. It has its headquarters and three training stadia at Complex Sportif Hérémakono, in the Heremakono Quartier. The President of Djoliba AC, re-elected in 2009 to a four-year term, is Karounga Keita a Vice President of the Malian Football Federation, former trainer at the club, who was a player at the founding of the club in 1960.[2] Djoliba or Joliba is the name of the Niger River in the Bamana language. Not only a football club, Djoliba AC is an Omnisports club which fields teams in many sports, and is operated as a membership organisation with an elected board.[3]

Djoliba AC
Djoliba AC Logo.png
Full nameDjoliba Athletic Club
Founded1960
GroundStade 26 Mars, Bamako
Capacity55,000
ManagerKarounga Keita
LeagueMalien Première Division
2013–145th[1]
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

The club was created in 1960 by a fusion of "Africa Sport" Bamako and "Foyer du Soudan", two successful teams during French Colonial rule.

The team was helped a lot during the 1970s by officer Tiécoro Bagayoko, a prominent member of the ruling military dictatorship of president Moussa Traoré. Many critics of Djoliba AC, especially coming from the rival Stade Malien, claim that the strength of the club was built during that period.

However, Tiekoro Bagayoko was gone in 1978 after his arrest, yet Djoliba kept obtaining titles and cups. Today, it is reputed to be the biggest and the most organized soccer club in Mali.

Malien Première Division 2007/08Edit

2008 was a year of great success for Djoliba, having finished the year before in second place to their cross town rivals, Djoliba handily took the cup and league double in 2008. Reigning champions from the 2007 Malien Première Division, Stade and Djoliba sat atop the standings the entire season, with Djoliba leading by a small but consistent margin in the run up to the final games. Their 7 July derby match was postponed to August, and although they lost this match their rivals, Stade faltered where Djoliba were consistent, finishing the season 9 points ahead of Stade. The only Cup meeting between the two rivals in the season was in the Semi-finals of the Malien Cup, where Stade faced the humiliation of a 5–0 drubbing by Djoliba.[4]

Bamako District Mayor's CupEdit

Djoliba's one failure came at the end of the season, losing the "Coupe du Maire du District": the Bamako District Mayor's Cup to arch rivals Stade Malien. But while Stade made it to the final, its victory over Djoliba came from legal, rather than on the field factors. In the 44th minute of the match, Djoliba supporters rioted, attacking officials, other fans, and journalists. The match was called off, and several days later, awarded to Stade. Djoliba were fined 500.000 F cfa, all payments for previous matches were withdrawn, and they were excluded form the 2009 competition. Stade received the trophy and a 750,000 F Cfa award from the Mayor of Bamako Adama Sangaré on 23 September.[5]

2008/09 SeasonEdit

Djoliba competed in 2008–09 Malian Première Division, beginning in December 2008. They began the season successfully, taking the Super Coupe National du Mali on 6 December against Club Olympique de Bamako 5–2. The Super Coupe launches the regular schedule by pitting the previous years' League and Cup winners. As Djoliba won both, they faced last years' Coupe du Mali runner up, COB.[6]

Djoliba AC todayEdit

In 2010, Djoliba celebrated its 50th anniversary of the merger and foundation of the club.

Their last championship win was in 2012 and their last super cup win was in 2013.

Djoliba appeared at group stage in the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup, they challenged with AC Léopards of the Republic of the Congo, Morocco's WAC Casablanca and brought Mali's largest rivalry to the cup competition, Stade Malien, Djoliba defeat that club in two matches. Djoliba advanced to the semis and defeated a Sudanese club and challenged with AC Léopard's in the finals and lost to that club, there, they made the greatest position in the continental competitions for Djoliba.

In the 2017 season, Djoliba was 8th place and had two wins and a draw and had seven points before the abandonment as FEMAFOOT was dissolved by the government mainly by an undetermined reason on March 9, over a week later, FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation on 17 March which meant all Malian clubs competing at the continental level were banned until May 7. The reason was that money that the Ministry of Sport gave to the clubs. The least problem of the

Djoliba appeared in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup and faced Egypt's al-Masry. Djoliba defeated that club 2-0, as a result of the March 2017 dissolution by the government, al-Masry was awarded against Djoliba 0-3 in the away match somewhere on March 18. The season was halted and in early May, the Federation was restored, their next challenge would be with Kita, that 6th round match is on hold. Their first challenge since the restoration was on 8 May, a 7th round match where the club defeated Black Stars 0-5 in Badalabougou.

StadiumEdit

Djoliba plays at Stade 26 Mars. The club trains at Complex Sportif Hérémakono, in the Heremakono Quartier.

RivalriesEdit

Its rivalry is with Stade Malien forming the nation's largest rivalry known as the Grand Derby.[7][8] Real Bamako is Djoliba's other rivalry being called the Bamako Derby and the nation's second largest.[9][10]

HonoursEdit

1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012
1965, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009
1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2008, 2012, 2013

League and cup historyEdit

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
African Cup of Champions Clubs / CAF Champions League 76 28 20 24 74
CAF Confederation Cup 32 12 8 12
CAF Cup Winners' Cup 22 9 8 6
CAF Cup 16 6 1 7 17 16
Total 146 55 37 49
Djoliba's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1967 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Second Round   Invincible Eleven w/o1
Quarterfinals   Hafia FC 2–1 0–0 2–1
Semifinals   Hearts of Oak 1–1 2–1 2–1
1972 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round   ASFA Ouagadougou 1–0 1–3 4–1
Second Round   ASFA Dakar 2–0 2–0 2–2 2
Quarterfinals   Hafia FC 2–1 3–0 2–4
1974 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Second Round   Bendel Insurance 2–0 1–0 2–1
Quarterfinals CARA Brazzaville 0–0 3–0 2–1
1975 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Second Round   Mighty Blackpool 2–0 0–1 3–0
Quarterfinals   Lomé 1–1 3–2 3–4
1976 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round   Real de Banjul 2–0 0–2 4–0
Second Round   Hafia FC 2–1 2–0 2–3
1977 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Preliminary Round   UDIB 5–0 0–1 6–0
First Round   SC Gagnoa 1–1 1–3 4–2
Second   Lomé 2–0 1–0 2–1
Quarterfinals Did not advance further3 2–1
1980 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round   AS Niamey 2–0 0–1 3–0
Second Round   Hearts of Oak 1–1 1–0 1–2
1981 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round   RC Daloa 1–0 2–1 2–2 (a)
Second Round   AC Semassi 3–0 0–1 4–0
Quarterfinals   Gor Mahia FC 2–0 1–0 2–1
Semifinals   Stationery Stores 0–0 1–0 0–1
1982 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round Requins de l'Atlantique 1–0 0–0 1–0
Second Round   Union Douala 3–0 0–1 4–0
Quarterfinals AS Vita Club 1–0 0–0 1–0
Semifinals   Power Dynamos FC 0–0 2–1 1–2
1983 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round   Hafia FC 0–0 1–0 0–1
1984 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round   Great Olympics 0–4 0–0 0–4
1985 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round   MP Oran 0–0 2–0 0–2
1989 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions First Round   Horoya AC 1–0 0–0 1–0
Second Round   Mighty Blackpool 0–0 1–2 1–2
1991 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Preliminary Round   ASC Port Autonome 1–0 0–0 1–0
First Round   Club Africain 0–0 2–0 0–2
1992 CAF Cup First Round   USC Bobo Dioulasso 2–1 1–0 2–2 (a)
1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs Malian champions Preliminary Round   ASC Sonader Ksar 1–0 1–1 2–1
First Round   ASEC Mimosas 1–1 2–0 1–3
1994 CAF Cup Winners' Cup Malian Cup winners First Round   NA Hussein Dey 0–0 2–0 0–2
1995 CAF Cup First Round Sanga Balende 2–0 1–0 2–1
Second Round   Shooting Stars 2–0 1–0 2–1
Quarterfinals   Inter Brazzaville 0–2 1–2 1–3
1997 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round   Club Africain 1–1 3–2 3–4
1998 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round   Hearts of Oak 0–0 1–0 0–1
2000 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round   Cotonsport Garoua 2–0 3–1 3–3 (a)
Second Round   Raja Casablanca 2–1 2–1 2–1 (2–4 p)
2002 CAF Cup First Round   NPA FC 3–0 2–1 4–2
Second Round   Maranatha FC 1–0 2–1 2–2 (a)
Quarterfinals   JS Kabylie 0–0 2–1 1–2
2003 CAF Cup First Round   FC 105 Libreville 3–1 3–0 3–4
2005 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round   Douanes (Dakar) 1–1 1–0 1–2
2008 CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners First Round   Satellite FC 2–0 1–0 2–1
Second Round   AS Mangasport 3–1 1–2 5–2
Third Round   Club Africain 0–0 0–0 0–0 (3–5 p)
2010 CAF Champions League Malian champions Preliminary Round al-Ahly Benghazi 1–0 0–0 1–0
First Round   ASC Linguère 1–0 1–0 1–1 (4–3 p)
Second Round   TP Mazembe 0–1 3–0 0–4
CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners Second Round   CR Belouizdad 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
Group Stage4 al-Hilal (Sudan) 2–0 2–1 3rd place
  ASFAN Niamey 1–0 0–0
al Ittihad Tripoli 0–1 2–0
2011 CAF Champions League Malian champions First Round   East End Lions 2–0 0–2 4–0
Second Round   ASC Diaraf 1–1 3–0 1–4
2012 CAF Champions League Premier Division runner-up First Round   URA SC 2–0 0–2 4–0
Second Round   Sunshine Stars 1–1 1–0 1–2
CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners Round of 16   Club Africain 2–0 2–0 2–2 (4–3 p)
Group Stage4   AC Léopards 1–1 3–0 1st place
  Stade Malien 2–1 2–0
  WAC Casablanca 2–1 1–2
Semifinals al-Hillal (Khartoumian Sudan) 2–0 2–0 2–2 (7–6 p)
Finals   AC Léopards 2–2 2–1 3–4
2013 CAF Champions League Premier Division runner-up First Round   Saint George SA 1–1 2–1 2–3
2015 CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners First Round   Petrojet 2–2 1–2 4–3
Second Round   Hearts of Oak 1–2 0–1 2–2 (a)
2017 CAF Confederation Cup Malian Cup winners Preliminary Round   al-Masry 2–0 3–04 2–3
1Invincible Eleven withdrew
2 The match was finished 2-0 in favour of Djoliba, ASFA refused to play the penalty shootout due to arbitration, they were to be banned from CAF competitions for three years, no ban was put as ASFA Dakar participated the following season after winning their second championship title
3Djoliba was disqualified for not paying their debts to the CAF
4FIFA suspended the Malian Football Federation on 17 March 2017 which meant all Malian clubs such as Djoliba were banned from participating in African football competitions, in early May, the suspension has been lifted

WAFU Club ChampionshipEdit

Djoliba's results at the WAFU Club Championship
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1987 WAFU Club Championship Preliminary Round   Sierra Fisheries 1–0 1–1 2–1
Quarterfinals   Stella Club d'Adjamé 0–2 1–1 1–3
1990 WAFU Club Championship Preliminary Round   ETICS Thiès 0–3 3–2 6–3
Quarterfinals   Okwahu United N/A N/A Qual.
Semifinals   Sierra Fisheries 1–0 1–1 2–1
Finals   ASEC Abidjan 0–1 1–1 2–1

National levelEdit

Season Tier Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Notes
2007–08 1 1 26 20 3 3 44 13 +31 64 Winner
2008–09 1 1 26 16 7 3 43 15 +28 55 Winner
2009–10 1 2 26 17 8 1 34 9 +25 59
2010–11 1 2 26 14 7 5 37 19 +18 49
2011–12 1 1 26 - - - - - - -
2012–13 1 3 30 15 10 5 47 19 +28 55 Finalist

StatisticsEdit

  • Best position: Semifinals (continental)
  • Best position at cup competitions: Finalist (continental)

SquadEdit

as of 8 April 2014[11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Cheick Sy
3   MF Fidelle Ndri
4   DF Foe
5   DF Samba Diallo
6   DF Guimballa Oulé Tounkara
8   MF Soumaïla Sidibé
9   MF Amara Mallé
10   MF Hamidou Sinayoko
12   DF Idrissa Traoré (Captain[12])
14   MF Seydou Diallo
15   FW Lassana Diarra
No. Position Player
16   GK Cheick Oumar Bathily
17   FW Drissa Ballo
18   MF Rato
19   MF Mahamadou Traoré
21   MF Ismaël Camara
22   GK Adama Keita
23   DF Mahamadou Cisse
24   FW Seydou Traoré
26   DF Abedi Traoré
28   FW Nico Dao
30   FW Aboubacar Traore
Head coach

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  2. ^ Karounga Keita re-elected president of Djoliba FC of Bamako Archived 2 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. PANA Press, 31/03/2009
  3. ^ Assemblée générale du Djoliba : un nouveau bail pour KAROUNGA KEÏTA Archived 29 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. l'Essor n15891 – 2007-02-12
  4. ^ rsssf.com Mali 2008 (Last updated: 4 September 2008)
    Djoliba-Stade (5–0) : La grande humiliation !, Le Républicain, 04/08/2008.
  5. ^ Coupe du Maire du District : Le Stade reçoit son trophée. L'Essor, 24 September 2008
  6. ^ Le Djoliba s’adjuge la Super Coupe du Mali de football. APA News, 7 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Mali Foot (4èJ): Grand derby en perspective entre le Stade malien et Djoliba - Africa Top Sports". Africa Top Sports. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Malifootball - Stade-Djoliba : le derby qui pourra laisser des plumes !". Malifootball. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Bamako derby pick of CAF Confederation Cup draw". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  10. ^ "CAF confederation cup draws: a North African derby and a Classico in Mali". Football - StarAfrica.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE FOOTBALL – Djoliba AC Bamako
  12. ^ Coupes Africaines : ça continue pour le Djoliba, ça s’arrête là pour le Stade malien
  13. ^ Mission accomplie pour le Djoliba
  14. ^ Mali/Cup : Mamahira eliminate Balanza AC de Ségou
  15. ^ FIFA.com – Late victory for Djoliba, Malien held
  16. ^ Pour renforcer son effectif : le Djoliba AC recrute deux franco-maliens
  17. ^ Nabioul Issa N’Diaye
  18. ^ Malian Djoliba AC players Ibrahima Bango
  19. ^ [http://www.maliweb.net/category.php?NID=75716 16�me de finale de la Coupe du Mali de football : Mamahira passe, fin de course pour Bourou Massa � ]
  20. ^ CM U21-Mali : Les 21 Aiglons retenus
  21. ^ Football : Mahamane Cissé, nouvelle recrue de l’AC Léopards de Dolisie

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