Azam F.C.

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Azam
Azam FC
Full name Azam Football Club
Founded June 24, 2007
Ground Chamazi Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Abubakar Bakhresa
Coach Aristica Cioaba
League Tanzanian Premier League
2015–16 2nd
Website Club home page

Azam Football Club is a Tanzanian football club who play in the Tanzanian Premier League. Azam FC gained promotion into the Premier League for the first time ever in their short history in 2008–09. In the 2011–12 season, the club finished in a historic second place and qualified for the 2013 CAF Confederation Cup.

History[edit]

Established in 2007, the first major target of Azam FC was to get the best players who would help the now established club to gain promotion to play in the Tanzanian Premier League. Azam FC joined the top flight of Tanzanian football for the 2008–09 season. Azam FC, with many leading African players, became a force to reckon with in the domestic league. Azam FC finished in eighth position in its first season of top-flight football, before making a tremendous improvement the following season, finishing in the third position in the league.

Success[edit]

Since finishing in third position in 2009–10, Azam FC has managed to recruit some of the best players in Tanzania. Former Young Africans and national team player Mrisho Ngassa is one player that has arrived since that historic season. Ngassa arrived at Azam FC for a record-breaking transfer fee and is now the most expensive player in Tanzania. Apart from Ngassa, the team has signed, among others, Kali Ongala from Sweden and Rwanda's skipper, Patrick Mafisango. The list also includes Jabir Aziz, Ramadhani “Redondo” Chombo and aerial Ugandan striker, Peter Ssenyonjo. One of the homegrown players on Azam FC, John Raphael Bocco, was among the top three scorers in the Tanzanian Premier League in 2013–14.

Azam won the Tanzanian Premier League in 2013–14, finishing 6 points ahead of second place Young Africans SC.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Champions: 2014
Champions: 2015

Current squad[edit]

As of July 2015.

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 Mwadini
2 Tanzania DF Gadiel Mbaga Michael
4 Tanzania MF Shomari Kapombe
5 Ivory Coast DF Serge Wawa
6 Tanzania DF Erasto Nyoni
7 Tanzania MF Ramadhan Singano
8 Tanzania MF Salum Abubakar
9 Kenya FW Allan Wanga
10 Ivory Coast FW Tchétché Kipré
11 Burundi FW Didier Kavumbagu
13 Tanzania DF Aggrey Morris
15 Tanzania DF Said Moradi
No. Position Player
16 Rwanda MF Jean Pierre Mugiraneza
17 Tanzania MF Farid Marik
18 Tanzania FW Frank Domayo
19 Tanzania FW John Raphael Bocco
20 Tanzania MF Mudathir Yahaya
22 Tanzania MF Khamis Mcha
23 Tanzania MF Himidi Mao Mkami
24 Tanzania FW Ame Ally
25 Tanzania DF Abdallah Khery
26 Tanzania DF Waziri Omar
27 Tanzania MF Joseph Kimwaga
28 Tanzania GK Aishi Manula
29 Ivory Coast MF Kipré Bolou
30 Tanzania MF Bryson Raphael

Current staff[edit]

Managers[edit]

In its history, Azam FC has had six managers:

           SPN    ZEben Hernandez(footbal coach) June 2016-december 2016

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Ian; Stokkermans, Karel (September 26, 2014). "Tanzania (Mainland) 2013/14". Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. 

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