Moise Katumbi, the chairman of TP Mazembe, has dedicated his team’s latest triumph to the Congolese people.
Five-time African champions Mazembe beat AS Vita Club 1-0 on Wednesday to take the title for a record 16th time.
Katumbi is an opposition leader currently in exile from DR Congo after falling out with President Joseph Kabila.
“This victory is for the Congolese people because football unites everybody,” Katumbi told BBC Sport.
Katumbi wants conquer Africa and promote young players from his academy.
“In the next eight years, I foresee my country being a real football force not only in Africa but the whole world,” he said.
“We are the only team that doesn’t receive any support from the provincial government,” he said on the phone from Morocco where he is attending a Confederation of African Football symposium.
“All other teams are given transport money to fulfil their fixtures. Ever since I resigned as Governor of the Katanga province, my team has suffered sanctions.”