At the top of the Moroccan football league system , it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Football League. From to , the league was called Botola Maroc Telecom for sponsorship reasons.
The Botola Pro 1 is a corporation in which the 16 member clubs act as shareholders, Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 30 matches each playing each team in the league twice, home and away totalling matches in the season. Most games are played in the afternoons of Saturdays and Sundays, the other games during weekday evenings.
Outside England[ clarification needed ].
The competition formed as the FRFM on 20 February following the decision of clubs in the Botola Pro to break away from the UNAF[ clarification needed ], which had been founded in , and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal.
This deal is worth MAD 55 million a year domestically as of —16, with Arryadia securing the domestic rights to broadcast games respectively.
The league generates MAD million per year in domestic and international television rights. The Botola Pro is the most-watched football league in Africa, broadcasts in territories to 54 million homes and a potential TV audience of 2 billion people[ clarification needed ]. The current champions are Wydad Athletic Club , who won the title in