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Simba vs Yanga – Best Tanzanian Football Derby of all time “Kariakoo Derby”

Simba vs Yanga
Simba vs Yanga
simba vs yanga
Simba vs Yanga

Simba vs Yanga (Watani wa Jadi) in Tanzania is the biggest derby known as Kariakoo derby. It’s actually a derby that everyone aspires to watch on the field. This game often brings together fans from different regions of Tanzania. Matches are often played in a national stadium ” Kwa Mkapa”

In this article I am going to show you the history of these clubs, achievements, head to head and many more that you as a fan would like to know. Let’s start with the history of the club individually.

Simba SC

Simba Sports Club is a football club based in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Founded in 1936 as Queens, the club later changed their name to Eagles, then to Sunderland. In 1971 they were renamed Simba (Swahili for “Lion”).

Simba SC
Simba SC

Simba is one of the two biggest clubs in Tanzania, alongside cross-city rivals Young Africans. Simba have won 22 league titles and five domestic cups, and have participated in the CAF Champions League multiple times. They are also one of the biggest clubs in East Africa, having won the CECAFA Club Championship six times.

Nicknamed (The Reds of Msimbazi), Simba play their home games at the Benjamin William Mkapa Stadium and the National Stadium. In 2020 Simba were the fastest growing Instagram account among football clubs, with 1.9 million followers and a growth of 89% from the previous year.

Full nameSimba Sports Club
Founded1936; 85 years ago, as Queens
GroundNational Stadium
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Capacity60,000
OwnerSimba Sports Club Limited (51%)
Mo Simba Company Limited (49%)
ManagerDidier Gomes Da Rosa
LeagueTanzanian Premier League
2019–20Tanzanian Premier League, 1st of 20 (champions)
Websitehttps://simbasc.co.tz/
Simba SC

Simba SC squad

Squad – As of 30 August 2021

No.Pos.NationPlayer
2DFTanzania TANGabriel Michael
3FWGhana GHABernard Morrison
5DFTanzania TANIbrahim Ame
6DFIvory Coast CIVSerge Wawa
7FWDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODChris Mugalo
8MFZambia ZAMLarry Bwalya
11MFMozambique MOZLuís Miquissone
12DFTanzania TANShomari Kapombe
13MFTanzania TANSaidi Juma
14FWRwanda RWAMeddie Kagere
15DFTanzania TANMohammed Husseini
4MFUganda UGATaddeo Lwanga
Squad ( Simba vs Yanga)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
16DFKenya KENJoash Onyango
17MFZambia ZAMClatous Chama
18DFTanzania TANErasto Nyoni
19MFTanzania TANMzamiru Yassin
20MFTanzania TANJonas Mkude
21FWTanzania TANAthumani Miraji
22FWTanzania TANJohn Bocco
25MFKenya KENFrancis Kahata
28GKTanzania TANAishi Manula
30GKTanzania TANBeno Kakolanya
34FWTanzania TANHassan Dilunga
Simba SC Squad ( Simba vs Yanga)

Yanga SC

Young Africans Sports Club is a football club based in Jangwani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Founded in 1935, the club play their home games at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.

Yanga SC
Yanga SC

Nicknamed “Timu ya Wananchi” (People’s Club) or “Yanga” (Young Boys), Young Africans is one of the two biggest clubs in Tanzania, alongside cross-city rivals Simba. The club has won 27 league titles and four domestic cups, and have participated in multiple CAF Champions League editions. They are also one of the biggest clubs in East Africa, having won the CECAFA Club Championship five times.

The club was popular among Africans, and became a symbol of the anti-colonial movement. Young Africans became associated with nationalists and freedom fighters, and inspired the political party TANU to adopt yellow and green as their primary colours.

Full nameYoung Africans Sports Club
Founded11 February 1935; 86 years ago, as New Young
StadiumNational Stadium (Tanzania)
Capacity60,000
PresidentDr. Mshindo Msola
Head coachNasreddine Nabi
LeagueTanzanian Premier League
2019–20Tanzanian Premier League, 2nd of 20
Websitehttps://yangasc.co.tz/
Yanga SC

Yanga Squad

Squad – As of 30 August 2021

No.Pos.NationPlayer name
1GKMALIDjigui Diarra
2FWTanzania TANDitram Nchimbi
3DFTanzania TANBakari Nondo Mwamnyeto
4DFDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODYannick Bangala Litombo
5DFTanzania TANDickson Job FS=Feisal Salum, MF
7MFTanzania TANMapinduzi Balama
8MFUganda UGAKhalid Auchopos
9FWDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODFiston Mayele
10FWBurkina Faso BFAYacouba Songnépos
13GKTanzania TANRamadhani Kabwili
14DFTanzania TANPaulo Godfrey
15DFTanzania TANKibwana Shomari
17MFTanzania TANFarid Shah
16FWTanzania TANDickson Ambundo
19FWDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODHeritier Makambo (=)
20MFTanzania TANZawadi Mauya
21FWTanzania TANYusuf Athuman
22MFDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODMukoko Tonombe
23DFTanzania TANAbdallah Haji
Yanga Squad
No.Pos.NationPlayer
24DFTanzania TANYassin Mustapha
26DFTanzania TANAdeyum Saleh
27FWTanzania TANDeus Kaseke
29FWDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODJesus Moloko
29DFDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODDjuma Shaaban
9FWDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODFiston Mayele
29FWDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODHerritier Makambo
29DFDemocratic Republic of the Congo CODYanick Bangala
10FWBurkina Faso BFAYacouba Songné
16MFUganda UGAKhalid Aucho
Yanga Squad ( Simba vs Yanga)

Simba vs Yanga H2H

( Simba vs Yanga) H2H from 2010 till now

Simba vs Young Africans Head-to-Head

DateCompetitionHomeScoreAwayStats
2021-07-03Ligi kuu BaraSimba0-1Young Africans
2021-01-13Club FriendliesYoung Africans1-0Simba
2020-11-07Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-1Simba
2020-10-18Ligi kuu BaraYoung AfricansSimba
2020-03-08Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-0Simba
2020-01-04Ligi kuu BaraSimba2-2Young Africans
2019-02-16Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans0-1Simba
2018-09-30Ligi kuu BaraSimba0-0Young Africans
2018-04-29Ligi kuu BaraSimba1-0Young Africans
2017-10-28Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-1Simba
2017-02-25Ligi kuu BaraSimba2-1Young Africans
2016-10-01Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-1Simba
2016-02-20Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans2-0Simba
2015-09-26Ligi kuu BaraSimba0-2Young Africans
2015-03-08Ligi kuu BaraSimba1-0Young Africans
2014-10-18Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans0-0Simba
2014-04-19Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-1Simba
2013-10-20Ligi kuu BaraSimba3-3Young Africans
2013-05-18Ligi kuu BaraSimba0-2Young Africans
2012-10-03Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-1Simba
2012-05-06Ligi kuu BaraSimba5-0Young Africans
2011-10-29Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-0Simba
2011-03-05Ligi kuu BaraYoung Africans1-1Simba
2010-10-16Ligi kuu BaraSimba0-1Young Africans
Simba Vs Yanga H2H

Trophies Simba vs Yanga

Simba SC

CompetitionTotal
Ligi Kuu Bara22
Nyerere Cup3
Community Shield6
CECAFA club championship6
Kagame Cup 5
Mapinduzi cup2
Tasker/Hedex4
FAT Cup3
ASFC3
Mtani Jembe2
Simba Trophies ( Simba vs Yanga)

Yanga SC

CompetitionTotal
Ligi kuu Bara27
Nyerere Cup3
Community Shield5
CECAFA club championship 5
Kagame Cup5
Mapinduzi cup 2
Tasker/Hedex 2
FAT Cup 5
ASFC1
Mtani Jembe0
Yanga SC Trophies ( Simba vs Yanga)