Young Africans S.C.

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This article is about the Tanzanian football club. For the Kenyan football club, see Yanga F.C..
Young Africans
Young Africans SC (logo).png
Full name Young Africans Sports Club
Nickname(s) Yanga
Founded 1935
Ground National Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 60,000
Coach Hans Van De Pluijm
League Tanzanian Premier League
2013−14 2nd
Website Club home page

Young Africans Sports Club, locally known as Yanga, is a Tanzanian football club based in Dar es Salaam. Their home games are played at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium. It is one of the two biggest teams in Tanzanian football, their archrivals being Simba. Both teams are based in Dar es Salaam. The team's colors are yellow, green and black. Yanga has won more Tanzanian Premier League titles (i.e. 24 Titles) than their arch rivals Simba SC. However, Simba has fared much better on the continental stage than their archrivals. Yanga played their first game of the 2011 Kagame Castle Cup on 26 June 2011. Yanga managed to draw 2-2 against Al-Merreikh and the Sudanese team made a record by scoring all four goals (Yanga's goals were own goals)

After defeating Polisi Morogoro by 4-1, goals from Amis Tambwe who recorded his second hatrick of the season and Simon Msuva, Yanga were crowned champions for the 2014/2015 season with two games in hand. The game was played on 28/04/2015 at National Stadium which is the home ground for Yanga.

Shabani Nonda is the most notable player to play for the club. He had a stint with Yanga in the middle of the 1990s before heading to Vaal Professionals based in South Africa.

In February 1974 Young Africans played friendly match in Espírito Santo, Brazil country football, the stadium Engineer Alencar Araripe against Sports Railway losing 3-0.



Yanga Office
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011,2013, 2015
1975, 1994, 1999, 2000.
1975, 1993, 1999, 2011, 2012
1976, 1986, 1992, Runner up CECAFA Club cup

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 - Intermediate Round
2008 - First Round
2011 - Preliminary Round
1994 - First Round
1999 - First Round
1995 - Quarter-Finals
2000 - First Round

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Tanzania GK Ally Mustapha "Barthez"
2 Tanzania MF Salum Telela
3 Tanzania DF Oscar Joshua
4 Tanzania DF Rajab Zahir
5 Tanzania DF Kelvin Yondan "Cotton"
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mbuyu Twite
7 Brazil MF Andrey Coutinho
8 Rwanda MF Haruna Niyonzima (Vice-Captain)
9 Liberia FW Kpah Sherman
10 Tanzania FW Jerson Tegete
11 Tanzania FW Said Bahanuzi
12 Tanzania DF Juma Abdul
No. Position Player
14 Tanzania MF Omega Seme
15 Tanzania DF Pato Ngonyani
16 Tanzania MF Nizar Khalfan
17 Tanzania FW Mrisho Ngassa
18 Tanzania MF Hamis Thabit
20 Burundi FW Hamis Tambwe
21 Tanzania FW Hussein Javu
22 Tanzania MF Said Juma "Makapu"
23 Tanzania DF Nadir Haroub "Cannavaro" (Captain)
26 Tanzania MF Hassan Dilunga
27 Tanzania FW Saimon Msuva
30 Tanzania GK Deogratius Munishi "Dida"


In the Tanzania VPL, only five non-Tanzanian nationals can be registered.

Youth squad (under-20)[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
36 Tanzania MF Shaban Shabanl
33 Tanzania DF Amos Abel
44 Tanzania MF Mwinyi Ndimbo
No. Position Player
35 Tanzania DF Issa Ngao
34 Tanzania DF Bennito Michael
40 Tanzania FW Hamis Issa

Notable former players[edit]

Technical Bench[edit]

Coach: Netherlands Hans Van De Pluijm
Assistant Coach:Tanzania Charles Boniface Mkwasa
Assistant Coach:Tanzania Salvatory Edward
Goalkeeper Coach: Tanzania Juma Pondamali
Doctor:Tanzania Dr Suphian Juma
Team Manager:Tanzania Hafidh Saleh
Physiotherapsit:Tanzania Jacob Onyango
Kit Manager: Tanzania Mahmod Omar

Club Leadership[edit]

Chairman: Yusuf Manji
Vice Chairman: Clement Sanga
General Secretary: Dr. Jonas Tiboroha
Club Information Officer: Jerry Muro
Director of Finance & Administration: Dennis Oundo
Club Accountant Officer: Rose Msamila
Secretary: Zayana Abdul
Clerical Officer: Tonny Shabuke

External links[edit]