Formed decades before colonial independence, these are Africa’s oldest football clubs still making waves

Mildred Europa Taylor June 27, 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo side Tout-Puissant Mazembe players celebrate with their CAF Champions League trophy after beating Tunisia's Esperance de Tunis in the CAF final football match on November 13, 2010 in Rades Olympic stadium in Tunis. Pic credit: AFP

Africa’s football clubs may not be going through the best of times, largely due to recent administration and corruption issues that have plagued the sports on the continent. In spite of these difficulties, there is no denying the fact that the continent has produced talented players who are doing so well in Europe top leagues as compared to players from South America, Asia, and North America.

From the likes of Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mane to Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, these players could be placed among the most valuable players in the world.

Interestingly, most of these African football geniuses started out in clubs of their home countries. These African clubs, most of them established even before countries on the continent gained independence, are still in existence and doing tremendously well.

Here are some of the oldest football clubs that have survived over the years and still making an impact:

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: May 27, 2020


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