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Yanga’s throne parade,a milestone

Yanga’s throne parade,a milestone

THE Young Africans' championship parade has earned appreciation from the former Al Ahly Head Coach Pitso Mosimane who has called other clubs in Africa to take a leaf from it.

His sentiments came after Yanga paraded their 28th Premier League throne in a sparkling fashion which has never been staged in the country and probably in the entire East and Central Africa.

Business activities in Dar es Salaam were momentarily halted over the weekend as thousands of the club's fans spared time to parade with their team in different parts of the city making it an unforgettable experience.

This forced Mosimane to tweet saying: "Congratulations to Young Africans.

Africa can also do their trophy parade like the European teams. We need to see more of these parades because it shows the love and passion of supporters.

Beauty of African football." His tweet was followed by four different photos showing many Yanga fans accompanying the team travelling all the way from Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) to the club's headquarters located at Kariakoo and then to the city center (Posta).

The parade was conducted at a snail pace as many people surrounded the open top bus displaying the Premier League and Community Shield titles during its gallant drive to the city centre.

In his brief speech after the convoy arrived at the club's headquarters, the Vice Chairman of the Registration Committee, Hersi Said explained they have successfully fulfilled the promise they made that they will win the league's championship this season.

"We promised that we will bring back the league title and here it is...we have amicably achieved our mission.

Next season, we will go the extra mile...this is what I promise you," he narrated. Meanwhile, ahead of the approaching CAF Champions League (CAF CL) duels, Young Africans have pledged to upgrade the squad that can be effective for the continental level competitions.

The newly crowned NBC Premier League champions will once again represent the country in CAF Champions League they eye to perform well.

Tanzania will field four teams; Yanga and Simba in the CAF Champions League and two others in the CAF Confederation Cup.

However, speaking recently, Assistant Coach Cedric Kaze said they have already identified areas which demand improvement in their squad before engaging in the Champions League mission.

"The first area we need to improve in the squad is first to get players who will play in their natural positions. Currently, there are some players in the team who are forced to play at positions which are primarily not theirs.

"The second thing is that we want each position to have at least two players so that we can have a good rotation. This will help a lot to avoid laxity," Kaze noted.

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