Orodha Ya Wachezaji Wapya Yanga Sports Club 2023 Young Africans Sports Club, commonly referred as Yanga is a Tanzanian football club based in Jangwani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Founded in 1935, the club play their home games at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.
Nicknamed “Yanga” (Young Boys), the club has won 28 league titles and number of domestic cups, and have participated in multiple CAF Champions League editions. They have won the CECAFA Club Championship five times.
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Yanga SC, also known as Young Africans Sports Club, is a professional football club based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The club is one of the oldest and most successful football teams in Tanzania and has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1935.
**Yanga SC** has a strong fan base and is widely regarded as one of the biggest clubs in East Africa. The team plays its home matches at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, which has a seating capacity of over 60,000 spectators.
The club’s colors are yellow and green, and their nickname is “Wananchi,” which means “The Citizens” in Swahili. Yanga SC has won numerous domestic titles, including the Tanzanian Premier League (formerly known as the Mainland Premier League) and the Tanzanian Cup (formerly known as the Azam Sports Federation Cup).
Over the years, Yanga SC has had several successful periods, dominating Tanzanian football. They have won the Tanzanian Premier League title a record 27 times, with their most recent triumph coming in the 2018/2019 season. The club has also won the Tanzanian Cup 6 times.
Yanga SC has a fierce rivalry with another prominent Tanzanian club, Simba SC. Matches between these two teams, known as the “Kariakoo Derby,” are highly anticipated and draw large crowds. The rivalry between Yanga SC and Simba SC is considered one of the biggest football rivalries in Africa.
In addition to their domestic success, Yanga SC has also participated in continental competitions such as the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. Although they have not achieved significant success at the continental level, they have managed to reach the group stages of these tournaments on multiple occasions.
Off the field, Yanga SC is known for its passionate fan base and active supporter groups. The club has a strong community presence and is involved in various social initiatives aimed at promoting youth development and education.
In recent years, Yanga SC has undergone changes in ownership and management, which have had an impact on the club’s performance. However, the team continues to be a force to be reckoned with in Tanzanian football and remains a popular choice among football enthusiasts in the country.