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Yanga SC’s unprecedented achievements en route to historic 30th league title

Yanga SC have secured a record 30th league title in a historic season filled with unprecedented achievements and records.

Under the guidance of head coach Miguel Gamondi, Yanga SC has dominated the Tanzanian Premier League, setting new benchmarks in various aspects of their game.

Gamondi, who replaced Nasreddine Nabi, has played a pivotal role in Yanga’s transformation. His tactical approach, emphasis on continuous improvement, and ability to motivate the players have fostered a winning culture within the club.

Yanga’s third successive league title is a culmination of numerous records and historic achievements. Their dominance in the domestic league and impressive showing in continental competitions have solidified their position as a powerhouse in African football.

As the celebrations continue, Yanga’s fans can revel in a season that will be etched in the club’s history books for years to come.

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League Champions, Yanga SC

Here are some of the records they have either set or broken……


In a feat not achieved for over a decade, Yanga triumphed over their arch-rivals Simba SC in both home and away Kariakoo Derby fixtures. The 5-1 demolition of Simba stands as a testament to Yanga’s resurgence and a defining moment in their rivalry. The return leg was a 2-1 victory.

“It’s a challenge as well [to win derbies at big teams] because when you join a big team, a derby is special,” Gamondi tells FARPost.

“I had the chance to play Wydad AC and Raja [in Morocco]…. It’s beautiful to play these kinds of games. It’s beautiful, the environment is fantastic and the people are excited. The build-up to the games is always exciting.

“In the last season, they drew and lost in the derby. Probably, Wananchi [ the club’s fans] had this feeling that even though we’ve won the league, we can’t beat Simba.

“This time, we hammered Simba 5-1, and it was one of the greatest performances and massive victory for Wananchi.”


Yanga’s offensive prowess has been a hallmark of their championship run. In eight games across all competitions, they netted five or more goals, showcasing their attacking firepower and clinical finishing.


Benjamin Mkapa Stadium with Yanga SC fans in a game
Benjamin Mkapa Stadium

Yanga maintained an unblemished home record throughout the season, making their Benjamin Mkapa Stadium a fortress that opponents struggled to breach. “Until this point in the season, we’re unbeaten at home. For the first time in 10 years, we beat all the teams in the league,” he added.


For the first time in 10 years, Yanga SC achieved the remarkable feat of defeating every team in the league. Their ability to adapt to different opponents and maintain a winning mentality has been key to their success.


Yanga’s offensive dominance extended to finding the back of the net against every team in the league. Their consistent goal-scoring ability reflects the depth of talent and tactical acumen within the squad.
“We also scored a goal against all the teams in the league. We scored more goals in the league,” said Gamondi. The Jangwani giants scored 60 goals in their 27 matches so far.


After a 25-year wait, Yanga reached the group stages of the CAF Champions League, a major objective for the club. They surpassed expectations by advancing to the quarterfinals, underscoring their growing stature on the continental stage.

“After 25 years of attempting, we reached the group stages, which is the main reason I came to Yanga. I asked the president what I could add after what the team had achieved in the last two seasons. He said they wanted to reach the knockout stages of the CAF Champions League, and we made it to the quarterfinals.

“The Champions League draw was very difficult, but we qualified.”


Yanga’s success has not solely relied on their attacking prowess. They recorded 17 clean sheets [in the league] throughout the season, highlighting their defensive solidity and organisation.

“We kept 17 clean sheets this season, and it was a challenge for us. For us, every game we go to, we need to win. Success is for us to be better every day.”

The Dar es Salaam giants only conceded 13 goals in 27 matches. When you factor in other competitions, they kept 24 clean sheets. They could still extend that tally in the remaining games.

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