According to local newspapers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, giants TP Mazembe may join the Zambian Super League, Zambianfootball.news understands.
In a tweet, Africa soccer updates write:
It will never happen, it will just end as just tabloid news. TP Mazembe will never move to the Zambian Super League, there is so much at stake for them in the DR Congo Ligue 1.
— African Soccer Updates (@Africansoccerup) September 10, 2018
TP Mazembe boasts of having three Zambian nationals in Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba and Kabaso Chongo who have been at the club for more than five seasons now.
It was in 1939 in Elisabethville, nowadays known as Lubumbashi, that the Benedictine missionaries who run the Saint-Boniface Institute decided to start a football team for their pupils who devoted most of their leisure time to Boy Scout activities.
The team was named FC Saint-Georges (the patron saint of Boy Scouts) by its promoters who put it straight into the first division of the Fédération Royale des Associations Sportives Indigènes (FRASI – Royal Federation of Indigenous Sporting Associations), where it finished in third place at the end of the season 1939, behind Léopold and Prince-Charles clubs, now FC Vijana Katuba and Lubumbashi-Sports.
In 1944, the young scouts went on the road and the St Georges football club was renamed Saint Paul F.C.
A few years later, the incorporation of various foreign elements into the Institute led the missionaries to stop managing the team which then took the name F.C. ENGLEBERT after the brand of tyres that sponsored the club.
At the end of the sports season the team finished first and undefeated.
To immortalize this first exploit, the managers decided to add the qualifier “TOUT PUISSANT” to ENGLEBERT. After the Congo became independent on June 30th, 1960, ENGLEBERT was restructured in 1966, took on new players and achieved a hat trick (National Championships, Katanga Cup and Congo Cup).