|Full name||Allan Wetende Wanga|
|Date of birth||26 November 1985|
|Place of birth||Kisumu, Kenya|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|–||St Paul's High School|
|2011–2013||Hoàng Anh Gia Lai||22||(6)|
|2012||→ A.F.C. Leopards (loan)||-||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Allan Wetende Wanga (born November 26, 1985 in Kisumu) is a Kenyan footballer who currently plays for Al-Merreikh in the Sudanese Premier League as a striker. His dream of playing in the UEFA Europa League was not realised with Azerbaijan Premier League side FC Baku, as he failed to obtain a work permit after working out a 2-year contract with the club, which ended on 31 December 2009.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Honours
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Allan Wanga started playing while at primary school. As a youth he also played at various age levels for now defunct Kisumu based football club known as FIFA Kingdom.
He then went to St Paul’s High School, Shikunga in Butere District and continued playing there, although the school did not have a famous football team.
In 2005 he joined Kisumu-based Lolwe FC, then playing in Nationwide League, the second tier football league in Kenya. He only stayed three months though, because the Nationwide was being revamped and thus closed. He was set to join Agro-Chemical, but the move did not happen as he was threatened by Agro players fearing for their place in the team, according to Wanga. He then went home and was persuaded by his mother Noel, to join the army. He failed the army test, and got a chance at Sher Karuturi, another Kenyan top-flight club. After waiting for a contract offer, his brother Richard called him over a job offer in Canada, and Allan joined his brother in Nairobi but it did not materialise.
After almost a year without a club, Lowle contacted him in late 2006 and he returned, only to be picked up by Premier League club Tusker F.C., in early 2007. He played for Tusker until the end of 2007 season, when his club won the league. He managed to score 13 goals in his nine last matches for Tusker FC and 21 in total.
At the end of 2007, he moved to Angolan club Petro Atlético, turning down trial offers from Swedish clubs. He won the Angolan Premier League (Girabola] in his first year, Petro Atléticos first league title since 2001.
At the end of January 2010, he moved to Azerbaijani club FC Baku on a six-month contract but renewable for a year. After winning the Azerbaijan Cup his optional year contract was not taken up by Baku, and Wanga went on trial with Georgian side Rustavi Olimpi. When the deal hit a snag he called on Baku who could not issue him a work permit until after four months.
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai
Loan to A.F.C. Leopards
He made his debut for Harambee Stars on 27 May 2007, in a friendly against Nigeria. His first international goal for Kenya came on 8 December 2007 against Tanzania in a 2-1 loss at the 2007 CECAFA Cup.
- Kenyan Premier League: 2007
- Girabola: 2008, 2009
- GOtv Shield Cup: 2013
|2005-06||Lowle FC||Nationwide League|
|2006-07||Tusker FC||Kenyan Premier League||23||21||0||0||0||0||23||21|
|2009–10||FK Baku||Azerbaijan Premier League||6||0||1||0||0||0||7||0|
Wanga's father, Frank Wetende, is a former A.F.C. Leopards and Kisumu Posta footballer who also played for the national team in the 1970s and early 1980s. His mother is named Noel Ayieta. He has three siblings, Richard Malaki, Nancy Kuboka and Magdalene Amboko, who is deceased.
Wanga married Brenda Mulinya, a Kenyan TV reporter on 3 September 2011.
- Kenya/Angola: Wanga Joins Angolan Club ANGOP Press, 23 October 2007
- Kenyafootball.com, July 3, 2008: Allan Wanga; The Kenyan Wonder
- "Exclusive: Wanga issued with permit, unveiled at Baku". http://www.futaa.com/. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Exclusive: Wanga heading to Georgia". http://www.futaa.com/. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "No deal in Georgia for Wanga". http://www.futaa.com/. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- "AFC Leopards' key players Floribert Ndayisaba and striker Allan Wanga off to Oman for trials". Goal.com. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Wanga finally joins Al Merreikh". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Allan Wanga at National-Football-Teams.com
- Allan Wanga National Stats FoStats.com
- Michezo Afrika -Michezo Afrika News