African Lyon F.C.

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African Lyon
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Full name African Lyon Football Club
Founded 14 June 2000
Ground Karume Memorial Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner Rahim J Kangezi
President Rahim J Kangezi
Head Coach
Salvatory Edward
League Tanzanian Premier League
2016/17 9th
Website Club home page

African Lyon is a football club in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Currently they play in the top level of Tanzanian professional football, the Tanzanian Premier League, after winning the First Division League's Group A in the 2015/2016 season.[1] The club is owned by Rahim J Kangezi.


The club was founded on 14 June 2000 as Mbagara Market F.C. from Jamal Kisongo.[2]

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 Hamadi Waziri
2 Tanzania DF Bakari Omari
3 Tanzania DF Aziz Sibo
4 Tanzania DF Abou Ubwa
5 Tanzania DF Yahya Issa
6 Tanzania DF Godfrey Kumba
7 Tanzania MF Mohammed Baggio Abdallah (Captain)
8 Tanzania MF Castory Mumbara
9 Tanzania FW Yusuf Abbas Soka
10 Tanzania FW Mbwana Samatta
11 Tanzania MF Rajab Isihaka
12 Tanzania MF Idrissa Rashid
13 Tanzania FW Abdallah Mpandachi
14 Tanzania DF Victor Isaac (Vice-captain)
15 Tanzania DF Stephano Nkomola
16 Tanzania DF Abdul Mwalimu Masenga
17 Tanzania MF Hamis Thabit
18 Tanzania GK Noel Lucas
No. Position Player
19 Tanzania DF Zubeir Ubwae
20 Uganda FW Robert Ssentongo
21 Tanzania MF Hamis Shengo
22 Kenya GK Juma Mbugua
23 Tanzania DF Johannes Kajuna
24 Tanzania FW Karume Songoro
25 Tanzania MF Mohammed Samatta
26 Tanzania DF Saidi Mwarami
27 Tanzania FW Benedicto Jackob
28 Tanzania MF Sultan Kittu
30 Tanzania MF Rashid Chidi Gumbo
31 Tanzania MF Razack Khalfan (on loan from Young Africans FC)
32 Tanzania FW Adam Kingwande (on loan from Simba SC)
33 Tanzania DF George Nyanda (on loan from Simba SC)
34 Tanzania MF Ulimboka Mwakingwe
35 Tanzania FW Vincent Barnabas (on loan from Young Africans FC)
36 Tanzania MF Meshack Abel (on loan from Simba SC)
40 Tanzania GK Ivo Mapunda (on loan from Saint George FC)



  • Owner: Rahim J Kangezi
  • Chairman: Jay Kangezi
  • Club Secretary: Ernest Brown
  • Finance Director: Ibrahim Salim
  • Manager: Salvatory Edward
  • Media Officer:
  • Logistics: Sheraly Abdallah
  • Treasurer: Ibrahim Salim
  • Non Executive Board Member Dr Prateek Kumar


  • Head Coach: Salvatory Edward
  • Assistant Coach: Juma Bomba
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Juma Bomba
  • Physical Coach: George Ole
  • Statistician:
  • Opposition Analysis:


  • Kit Manager: Saleh Hassan
  • Team Doctor:
  • Physio:

U-20 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
16 Tanzania DF Abdul Massenga
18 Tanzania FW Mike Katenda
24 Tanzania MF Victor Tubanga
No. Position Player
27 Tanzania DF Zubeir Makame
28 Tanzania MF Aziz Zuba
31 Tanzania FW Ariri Charles


Zurich Capital Funds H.E Dr.Fahed Meraabi


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