Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

31 December 2012

Tanzania: Yanga Arrive Safely in Turkey

MAINLAND giants and CECAFA Kagame Cup Champions Yanga have arrived safely in Turkey were they will camp for the next two weeks to prepare for the final phase of the Premier League.

According to BongoStaz.Blogspot, Yanga arrived in Istanbul Turkey yesterday morning and headed straight to the City of Antalya where they will hold their two weeks training camp.

The team will be putting up at the lavish Sueno Beach Hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and will use the Hotel's training facilities which include two large pitches and a small artificial turf surface.

Yanga are currently leading the Mainland Premier League ahead of Azam FC who have heavily recruited in the December transfer window and defending Champions Simba who are third. Yanga are seeking to lift their domestic title and book a slot in continental soccer after failing to do so in the past season where they finished third. Players who made the trip to turkey are Goalkeepers:

Ally Mustafa 'Barthez', Said Mohamed, Yusuph Abdul. Defenders; Juma Abdul, Shadrack Nsajigwa, Godfrey Taita, Stephano Mwasika, Oscar Joshua, Mbuyu Twite, Nadir Haroub, Ladisalus Mbogo, Kelvin Yondani.

Midfielders; Athumani Idd, Frank Domayo, Haruna Niyonzima, Kabange Twite, Nurdin Bakari, Omega Seme, Simon Msuva, Rehani Kibingu, Nizar Khalfani, David Luhende. Strikers; Didier Kavumbagu, Said Bahanunzi, Jerson Tegete, George Banda, Hamis Kiiza.

Officials; Ernie Brandts (Coach), Fred Felix Minziro (Asst), Rizaki Siwa (Goalkeeper trainer), Dr Suphian Juma (Team Doctor), Hafidh Saleh (T.M.), Baraka Kizuguto (Media Liaison), Mohamed Nyenge (Head of Delegation)

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