Zanzibar Champions

1926    Mnazi Moja (Stone Town)    [*1]
1927-58   not known                [*2]
1959    Malindi    
1960-63   not known
1964    Malindi
1965-80   not known
1981    Ujamaa
1982    Ujamaa
1983    Small Simba
1984    KMKM                       [*3]
1985    Small Simba
1986    KMKM
1987    Miembeni SC
1988    Small Simba
1989    Malindi                    [*3]
1990    Malindi
1991    Small Simba
1992    Malindi                    [*3]
1993    Shengeni
1994    Shengeni
1995    Small Simba
1996    Mlandege
1997    Mlandege
1998    Mlandege
1999    Mlandege
2000    Kipanga
2001    Mlandege
2002    Mlandege
2003    Jamhuri (Pemba)
2004    KMKM
2005    Polisi
2006    Polisi
2007    Miembeni SC
2008    Miembeni SC
2009    Mafunzo
2010    Ocean View  
2011      only mini league held (winners: Mafunzo)
2012      only mini league held (winners: Super Falcon)
2013    KMKM
2014    KMKM
2015    Mafunzo
2016    Zimamoto
2017    JKU
2018    JKU
2019    KMKM
2020    Mlandege
2021    KMKM
2022    KMKM

[*1] the 1926 championship, contested by 9 teams, was the first; Mnazi Moja
     were the only "white" club.
[*2] the 1927 season final was played between New Kings and the Comorian Association;
     in 1942 Vikokotoni, Kikwajuni and Mwenbeladu inaugurated the "area" league,
     while only one team from Stone Town and Malindi joined the league;
     Arab SC and Public Works Department (who reportedly "monopolised" the
     league for two decades) both won 3 championships in the first decades
     of the competition, but the seasons are not known.
[*3] in these years, the champions of Zanzibar (Island League) won the Union
     League against the winners of the Mainland (Tanganyika) League and thereby
     the Tanzanian championship.

NB: since 2004 Zanzibar are independent members of CAF and will have their
    own representation in the continental club cups.

Championships (40; since 1981; without minileagues 2011 and 2012):

 8 KMKM

 7 Mlandege

 5 Small Simba

 3 Malindi           [!] [not including 1959 and 1964]
   Miembeni SC
   
 2 JKU
   Mafunzo
   Polisi
   Shengeni
   Ujamaa

 1 Jamhuri (Pemba)   [*]
   Kipanga
   Ocean View  
   Zimamoto

NB: JKU = Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi (Army team);
    KMKM = Kikosi Maalum cha Kuzuia Magendo (Special Force for Prevention of Smuggling)
    KVZ = Kikosi cha Valantia Zanzibar

[!] Malindi reportedly are record champions
[*] Jamhuri finished runners-up in 1991, 1994, 2004 and in the mini-leagues 2011 and 2012,
    and third in 1988 and 1989.


About this document

Source for 1926 information: Pierotti, S.: Offshore development : Zanzibar's long and successful struggle for international recognition, [2017]- In: The Blizzard : the football quarterly ; 25

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