US Zilimadjo are 2019-20 Comoros league champions!

US Zilimadjo have been crowned the champions of the Comoros Islands after taking an unassailable lead in the national phase of the league competition.

Zilimadjo came from behind to defeat Fomboni FC 2-1 as 37-year-old Kamal Djabir grabbed two goals in as many minutes in the second half of their clash.

It had followed an earlier 1-0 victory over the thirdside in the play-offs, FC Ouani, which now gives Zilimadjo a full haul of six points from their two games, with their rivals each still on zero.

Fomboni and FC Ouani will now meet on Saturday in the final match that is effectively a dead rubber in the championship, but will reveal the second-placed team.

It is a first title win for Zilimadjo since 1998 and comes after the regional leagues were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the three-team national play-offs allowed to continue in order to select the CAF Champions League competition qualifiers for the country.

Zilimadjo are still in line for a league and cup double as they play their national FA Cup semifinal against Ouragan Club on Tuesday.

A day later Volcan Club take on Ngazi Sport in the second of the semifinals, with the competition decider scheduled to be played on September 12.

The winner of the cup can be entered into the CAF Confederations Cup, though Comoros did not have a team enter that competition last season.

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