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 Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 60,000
Coach Márcio Máximo
League Tanzanian Premier League
2011−12 3rd
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)

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.



1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011,2013
1975, 1994, 1999, 2000.
1975, 1993, 1999, 2011, 2012

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 David Luhende
4 Tanzania DF Oscar Joshua
5 Tanzania DF Kelvin Yondan "Cotton"
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Mbuyu Twite
7 Burundi FW Didier Kavumbagu
8 Rwanda MF Haruna Niyonzima (Vice-Captain)
9 Tanzania MF Reliants Lusajo "Relinho"
10 Tanzania FW Jerryson Tegete
11 Tanzania FW Said Bahanunzi
12 Tanzania DF Juma Abdul
14 Tanzania DF Rajab Zahir
15 Tanzania FW Shaban Kondo
16 Tanzania MF Nizar Khalfani
No. Position Player
17 Tanzania FW Mrisho Ngassa
18 Tanzania MF Frank Domayo "Chumvi"
19 Tanzania GK Yusuph Abdul
20 Uganda FW Hamis Kizza
21 Tanzania FW Hussein Javu
22 Tanzania MF
23 Tanzania DF Nadir Haroub "Cannavaro" (Captain)
24 Tanzania MF Athuman Idd "Chuji" (Vice-Captain)
25 Tanzania DF Ibrahim Job
26 Tanzania MF Bakari Masoud
27 Tanzania FW Saimon Msuva
28 Tanzania FW Abdallah Mguhi "Messi"
29 Tanzania DF Issa Ngao
30 Tanzania GK Deogratius Munishi "Dida"
31 Uganda FW Emmanuel Okwi


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
19 Tanzania GK Yusuph Abdul
26 Tanzania MF Bakari Masoud
No. Position Player
28 Tanzania FW ]]
29 Tanzania DF Issa Ngao

Notable former players[edit]

Technical Bench[edit]

Coach: Hans Van Der Pluijm
Assistant Coach: Charles Boniface Mkwasa
Goalkeeper Coach: Juma Pondamali
Doctor: Dr Nassoro Ally Matuzya
Physiotherapist: Jacob Onyango
Kit Manager: Mahamoud Omari
Team Manager: Hafidh Saleh

Club Leadership[edit]

Chairman: Tanzania Tycoon-Yusuf Manji
Vice Chairman: Clement Sanga
Act General Secretary: Lawrence Mwalusako
Club Information Officer: Baraka Kizuguto
Director of Finance & Administration: Dennis Oundo
Club Accountant Officer: Rose Msamila
Secretary: Zayana Abdul
Clerical Officer: Tonny Shabuke

External links[edit]