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Young Africans make history with 49 match League unbeaten run

Tanzania’s Premier League side, Young Africans Sports Club have written history in African football by becoming among the top five teams in the continent to hold a long League unbeaten run.

Handled by Tunisia’s Nasreddine Nabi, the Young Africans SC became the top team in Tanzania to hold the longest unbeaten run in the League and 4th in Africa.

Young Africans wrote this history a few days ago when they stopped Mbeya City 2-0, but they failed to make it 50 wins after falling 2-1 away to Ihefu FC on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 in Mbeya.

The last time Young Africans had lost a match was April 25, 2021. Last season Young Africans won a treble in Tanzania and have also qualified for the Group stage of the 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.

Eng. Hersi Said, the Young Africans SC President made it clear that as a Club they are happy to break the record in Tanzanian football of being unbeaten for long in the League. “We are happy about this record and also being among the top records in Africa,” added Said.

Although Young Africans SC suffered a 2-1 defeat away to Ihefu on Tuesday, they remain top of the log with 32 points from 13 matches played.

Azam FC who are second on the log with the same number of points have played one match more, while Simba SC are third with 31 points from 14 matches played.

ASEC Mimosas holds Africa’s longest unbeaten run of 108 matches, while Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia) are second with 85 matches, while Rwanda’s army side APR are third with 50 matches.

Young Africans SC have now joined in fourth place, while African giants Al Ahly from Egypt are fifth with 46 matches.


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