Yanga Celebrations of NBC Premier League champions 2021/22, (Ubingwa wa Ligi kuu NBC 2022). Head Coach of the Mainland Premier League Champions, Yanga Nasreddine Nabi has said the reception made by the team’s fans has made history in his football career.
Yanga yesterday landed from Mbeya where they were presented with the title of this season’s title and were received by the fans who shocked coach Nabi.
“In my football career since I started coaching I have never witnessed such a huge fan base as it happened yesterday I have built a new history,” says Nabi adding.
“I thank all Yanga fans, fans and officials for the great co-operation we have shown and the happiness of many football-loving citizens. We still have a long way to go and I need more co-operation.” he says.
Yanga captain Bakari Mwamnyeto thanked all Yanga fans for their warm welcome and expects more from them towards the Azam Federation Cup (ASFC) final.
“The reception that Wanayanga made has given me a whole new picture. I have witnessed many fans but with yesterday’s crowd in my life I have never witnessed it and I pray to God to give us solidarity in our journey.”
The Green and Yellow side that had wrapped up the title with three games to play last week with a victory over Coastal Union got crowned in its penultimate match of the season against hosts Mbeya City FC.
The crowning ceremony was presided over by the Tanzania Football Federation president, Wallace Karia, and Minister of State in the President’s Office-Regional Administration and Local Governments, Innocent Bashungwa, who handed over the medals to the jubilant Yanga players and officials.
Yanga Celebrations of NBC Premier League champions 2021/22
The glamorous event characterized by fan-fare and merry-making saw the crowned champions forced into a one-all stalemate by a 10-man Mbeya City FC to extend the former’s unbeaten run to 29 games and is now only one match away from finishing the season without tasting defeat in the league.
Congolese striker Heritier Makambo fired Yanga into a first-half lead before Mbeya City FC equalized via the spot-kick taken by Uganda forward Joseph Ssemujju four minutes after the restart.
Mbeya City FC skipper Mpoki Mwakinyuke was once again sent off, prompting the side’s head coach Mathias Lule to suggest the fullback has mental problems.
Yanga is still in contention to win a double as it is in the final of the Azam Sports Federation Cup whereby the side will face Coastal Union at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium on Saturday.