Young Africans S.C.

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Young Africans
Young Africans SC (logo).png
Full name Young Africans Sports Club
Nickname(s) Yanga
Founded 11 February 1935
Ground National Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Ground Capacity 60,000
Chairman Tanzania Yusuph Manji
Head Coach Zambia George Lwandamina
League Tanzanian Premier League
2016-17 1st

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 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. 27 titles) than their arch rivals Simba SC (18).

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.



Yanga Office
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
5 Tanzania DF Kelvin Yondan "Cotton"
7 Zambia MF Obrey Chirwa
10 Tanzania FW Ibrahim Ajibu
11 Zimbabwe FW Donald Ngoma
12 Tanzania DF Juma Abdul
13 Zimbabwe MF Thabani Kamusoko
14 Zambia MF Justine Zulu
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" (Captain)
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: Dimasi Ten
Director of Finance & Administration: Baraka Deusdedit
Club Accountant Officer:

External links[edit]