Mrisho Ngasa

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Mrisho Ngasa
Personal information
Full name Mrisho Khalfani Ngasa[1]
Date of birth (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Free State Stars
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Kagera Sugar
2006–2010 Young Africans
2010–2013 Azam
2012–2013 Simba (loan)
2013–2015 Young Africans
2015– Free State Stars 15 (0)
National team
2006– Tanzania 99 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2015

Mrisho Khalfani Ngasa (born 12 April 1989)[2] is a Tanzanian footballer who plays club football for Free State Stars (South Africa) and is also a member of the Tanzania national team.

Club career[edit]

In April 2009, Ngasa was invited for a trial with English Premier League side West Ham United.[3] On 21 May 2010, Ngassa joined Azam FC for $40,000 from Young Africans . At then it was the biggest transfer move in Tanzanian football but the record is currently broken. In July 2011, Ngassa went on trial with Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer and came on as a substitute against Manchester United in a friendly match.[4]

At the beginning of August 2012, Ngasa signed for Simba.[5] However, it was only on loan.[6]

After the completion of the 2012–13 Tanzanian Premier League season, After his contract with Azam FC had expired Ngassa signed a two-year contract with the current Tanzania Premier League and Cup champions Young Africans on 20 May 2013.[7]

Mrisho Ngassa is currently playing for South Africa based club Free State Stars where he signed a 4 year-contract in 2015, signing for the South Africans from Tanzanian giants, Young Africans

International career[edit]

He was the top scorer in the 2009 CECAFA Cup with five goals as Tanzania finished fourth in the tournament.[8] He is one of the top scorers of 2014 CAF champions league with two hatricks making a totality of six goals.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Tanzania's goal tally first.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Ngasa is the son of Khalfan Ngasa, a former Tanzanian international footballer who played as a midfielder.[1]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Young Africans
Azam

Individual[edit]

  • Tanzanian Premier League Best Player: 2009–10[10]
  • Tanzania Premier League Golden Boot: 2010–11
  • CECAFA Cup Golden Boot: 2009
  • Africa Champions league, Golden Boot: 2013–1014 scored 6 goals in only four (4)games

2014/2015 VPL April Best Player of the Month

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mrisho Khalfani Ngasa". Azam Football Club. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ngasa is not overage for U-23, says TFF". Daily News. Tanzania. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ngassa tries for Tanzania history". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Gaschk, Matt. "Expanding The Reach". Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ngassa in 'shock' Simba move". Daily News. Tanzania. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Methu, Wilson (2 August 2012). "Azam clears air on Ngasa deal". Futaa. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Guardian Reporter (21 May 2013). "Mrisho Ngasa rejoins Yanga". IPP Media. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Korir, Patrick (14 December 2009). "Ngassa top scores at Orange CECAFA 2009". Futaa. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Goals scored by Mrisho Ngassa". Goalzz.com. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ngasa names Best Player of the season". TFF.or.tz. Tanzania Football Federation. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 

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