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FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo is a Congolese football club based in Lubumbashi. Their home games are played at Stade Kibassa Maliba.

FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo
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Full nameFootball Club Saint-Éloi Lupopo
Nickname(s)Les Cheminots (The Railmen)
Founded1939
GroundStade Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi
Capacity35,000
ChairmanVictor Kasongo Ngoy
ManagerRaoul Shungu
LeagueLinafoot
2017/185th final round
WebsiteClub website

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AchievementsEdit

1958, 1968, 1981, 1986, 1990, 2002.
1961, 1968,1981 (Manager: Mwana Kasongo) 2015.
2002.
2001, 2003.

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

2003 – Second Round
2006 – Second Round
2007 – Preliminary Round
2010 – First Round
1969 – Quarter-Finals
1982 – Semi-Finals
1987 – Second Round
1991 – First Round
2005 – First Round of 16
2006 – Group Stage
2011 – First Round of 16
2012 – First Round
2016 – First Round

Incidents at MatchesEdit

During a match with TP Mazembe in 2011, 14 people were killed during a stampede after spectators invaded the pitch as TP Mazembe equalized the score.[1]

Most famous player: Pierre Mwana Kasongo who also played for Daring Faucons (Motema Pembe), was the first African player to become the top scorer in Belgium as he played for CS vervietois in 1962-63. He also played for ARA La Gantoise in Belgium. Mwana Kasongo successfully managed St Eloi Lupopo, TP Mazembe, Ruwenzori Natioanal, Makiso, Nika, Bilombe, and Sanga Balende, as well as the Leopards du Zaire. He was the first Congolese to be qualified as a Manager from the Academie Francaise de Football in France. He died on 13 January 1986 as he was managing St Eloi Lupopo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Saxena, Anurag (2011). The Sociology of Sport and Physical Education. Pinnacle Technology. ISBN 9781618204684.

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