NB: during the colonial era, Kinshasa was known as Léopoldville and Lubumbashi as Elizabethville 1919 Association Sportive Congolaise (Kinshasa) [*] 1926 Lubumbashi Sport (Lubumbashi) 1935 Association Sportive Vita Club (Kinshasa) 1936 Daring Club Motema Pembe (Kinshasa) 1938 AS Dragons (Kinshasa) [founded as Amicale Sportive Bilima] 1939 Tout Puissant Mazembe (Lubumbashi) [founded as FC St-Georges] FC Lupopo (Lubumbashi) [founded as Standard] SC Cilu (Lukala) [Cilu = Ciment Lukala] 1948 Cercle Sportif Don Bosco (Lubumbashi) 1951 OC Bukavu Dawa (Bukavu) 1955 AS Nika (Kisangani) 1959 Union Sportive Tshinkunku (Kananga) 1961 AS Bantous (Mbuji-Mayi) SM Sanga Balende (Mbuji-Mayi) 1989 Athletic Club Sodigraf (Kinshasa) 1995 FC MK Etanchéité (Kinshasa) 1997 AS Lomami (Boma) AS Vita Club (Mbuji-Mayi) 2000 FC Saint-Pierre (Lubumbashi) [*] ASC (Association Sportive Congolaise) were the first sports organisation for natives; the club was affiliated to the Comité Sportif Européen de Léopoldville in 1928 and to the Belgian FA in 1930; in 1939, Leopold III granted it the title of "Société Royal". It was founded as Cercle Sportif Congolais and later renamed Fédération Sportive Congolaise before taking the name Association Sportive Congolaise (before 1936).
Source for info on ASC: [Vel 01]
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