Yanga rope in promising defender

13Jan 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga rope in promising defender

YOUNG Tanzanian defender from Mtibwa Sugar Club, Dickson Job, has officially signed a two-year contract with Yanga, currently leading the 2020/21 Vodacom Premier League (VPL).

Job (pictured), who had been the first-choice defender for Mtibwa Sugar which is based in Turiani, Morogoro, is now owned by Yanga.

He joins another domestic defender, Bakari Mwamnyeto, along with Ghanaian Lamine Moro, at Yanga's central defensive spot.

Job was promoted from the Mtibwa Sugar's youth setup and has greatly helped the team to do well in VPL and other domestic tournaments. He was part of Mtibwa Sugar squad that won the 2020 Mapinduzi Cup tournament, beating Simba SC 1-0 in the final.

The 20-year-old defender has moreover played for the national youth teams in all ranks, among those was the national U-20 squad 'Ngorongoro Heroes'.

He was one of the squad's players that featured in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) U-20 Championship in Zambia in 2017, which was the 14th edition of the tournament.

He also led Tanzania's national U-17 football team 'Serengeti Boys' to qualification for the 2018 AFCON U-17 Championship, which took place in Gabon.

He also won the 2019 CECAFA U-20 tournament with the Ngorongoro Heroes in Kampala, Uganda, after beating Kenya in the final.

Job joins former Mtibwa Sugar fullback, Kibwana Shomari, who moved to Yanga last season from the Morogoro side...read more on https://epaper.ippmedia.com