Young Africans S.C.

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Young Africans
Young Africans SC (logo).png
The Young Africans Football Club Crest
Full name Young Africans Sports Club
Nickname(s) Yanga
Founded 11 February 1935
Stadium National Stadium
Uhuru Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
60,000 and 23,000
Chairman Tanzania Clement Sanga
Head Coach Zambia George Lwandamina
League Tanzanian Premier League
2016-17 1st

Young Africans Sports Club, also known as Yanga, is a Tanzanian football club based in Twiga Street, Jangwani, Dar es Salaam. The club's home games are played at the National Stadium. It is one of the two biggest football clubs in Tanzanian football

Subsequent to its establishment in 1935, its members squabbled over their team's poor performance and results. The club had an even poorer and unsatisfactory performance in 1936 that caused some of the members to split and form another team. The proponents of breaking away were Arabs who saw fit to cause conflict among the club members that led to a split. They succeeded and together with dissidents, formed a club known as Queens F.C. The name was later changed to Sunderland and then to Simba S.C. which is the club's current name.

The two teams, Young Africans S.C. (Yanga) and Simba S.C. have been rivals ever since. The teams make up one of the most entertaining, eye-catching and talked about derbies in Africa. Young Africans has won more derby matches than Simba.

The team's colours are yellow, green and black. Yanga has won more Tanzanian Premier League titles (27 titles) than any other Tanzanian football club.

Young Africans S.C. is the most successful Tanzanian football club in terms of trophies, with 27 premier league titles as of 2017. The club has also secured several other international trophies as CECAFA cup.

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

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. Other prominent players who have played for Yanga are Elias Michael (goalkeeper), Maulid Dilunga, Sunday Manara "Computer" and Kassim Manara.



Young Africans S.C headquarters located on Twiga street, Jangwani, Dar es Salaam
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
1975, 1994, 1999, 2015–16
1975, 1993, 1999, 2011, 2012
1976, 1986, 1992, Runner up CECAFA Club cup

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

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 Ramadhan Kabwili
2 Tanzania DF Gadiel Michael Mbaga
3 Tanzania MF Pius Buswita
4 Tanzania MF Said Musa
5 Tanzania DF Kelvin Yondan "Cotton" Patrick
6 Tanzania DF Abdallah Shaibu "Ninja"
7 Zambia MF Obrey Chirwa
8 Tanzania MF Maka Edward
10 Tanzania FW Ibrahim Ajibu
12 Tanzania DF Juma Abdul Mnyamani
13 Zimbabwe MF Thabani Kamusoko
15 Tanzania DF Pato Ngonyani
16 Tanzania FW Emmanuel Martin
17 Burundi FW Amissi Tambwe
18 Tanzania GK Beno Kakolanya
No. Position Player
19 Tanzania MF Geofrey Mwashiuya
20 Tanzania DF Haji Mwinyi
21 Tanzania MF Juma Mahadhi
22 Tanzania MF Said Juma "Makapu"
23 Tanzania DF Nadir Haroub "Cannavaro" Ali (Captain)
24 Tanzania MF papy Tshishimbi Kabamba
25 Tanzania DF Hassan Ramadhan "Kessy"
26 Tanzania FW Yusuph Mhilu
28 Tanzania DF Andrew Vicent "Dante"
30 Cameroon GK Youthe Rostand


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

Younger Africans[edit]

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

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

Technical bench[edit]

Coach: Zambia George Lwandamina
Assistant Coach:Tanzania Shadrack Nsajigwa "Fuso"
Goalkeeper Coach: Tanzania Juma Pondamali
Doctor:Tanzania Dr Edward Bavu
Team Manager:Tanzania Hafidh Saleh
Physiotherapist:Tanzania Jacob Onyango
Kit Manager: Tanzania Mahmod Omar

Club leadership[edit]

Acting Chairman: Clement Sanga
Vice Chairman: Clement Sanga
General Secretary: Charles Boniface Mkwasa
Club Information Officer: Dismas Ten
Director of Finance & Administration: Club Accountant Officer: Justina Ernest

External links[edit]