How Many Football Leagues Are There in Cameroon?

Hippoinfos breaks down the entire Cameroon Football League System to give you an understanding of the country's football pyramid. Read on for the full breakdown. 

The Cameroon Football League (Cameroon 1st Division)  was first played in 1961 with Oryx of Douala, the inaugural champions. 

How Many Football Leagues Are There in Cameroon?

How Many Different Football Leagues Are There In Cameroon?

Football Leagues in Cameroon are divided into three tiers (divisions); Professional, Semi-professional, and Amateur. 

In fact, since the inception of League Football in Cameroon, there have been 17 different winners of the Cameroon league, with Coton sport of Garoua having the most titles (18), followed by Canon of Yaounde (10). 

Union Of Douala and Oryx Douala come third with 5 titles apiece.

1. The Professional Leagues

There are two Professional Leagues in Cameroon; 


As of the 2022/23 football season, the MTN ELITE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP was composed of 22 teams, at the end of which 5 were relegated. The top two teams qualified for CAF continental competitions. 


The 2022/23 Season Of the MTN ELITE TWO CHAMPIONSHIP started with 15 teams, but 4 of those teams were expelled for various reasons leaving a total of 11 teams at the end of the season. The top two teams were promoted to the MTN ELITE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP.

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2. Semi-Professional Leagues

The semi-professional Leagues are supervised by the Regional Offices of Fecafoot. There are 10 semi-professional leagues in Cameroon:

  • North West Regional League
  • South West Regional League
  • Centre Regional League
  • Littoral Regional League
  • North Regional League
  • West Regional League
  • Adamawa Regional League
  • East Regional League
  • West Regional League
  • South Regional League
Each Regional League has its own peculiarities, but the general principle is that the 10 regional Champions participate in the National Interpools.

3. The Amateur Leagues

The amateur leagues of Cameroon are the lowest level of organized football in Cameroon. There are at least 54 amateur leagues in Cameroon. 

These amateur leagues are organized by the Divisional Bureau of FECAFOOT. 

The amateur leagues compete for the right to be promoted to their respective Regional Leagues the following season.

Final Words

So here we are, these are the different leagues that exist in the Cameroon "Footballosphere." 

These leagues are supervised by the Cameroon Football Federation through the Professional Football League Of Cameroon. 

But this is not all, as Cameroon is a country that is absolutely crazy about football.

Private individuals and groups organize other football competitions like primary and Secondary School games, Varsity games, and other Championships. 

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