Transfers DONE DEAL: Yanga SC sign Prince Dube from Azam FC, eye Jean Baleke from Simba SC

Young Africans (Yanga SC) have bolstered their attacking options by securing the services of former SuperSport United striker Prince Dube, who was previously sidelined by Azam FC due to a contractual dispute.

The 26-year-old Zimbabwean forward has signed a two-year contract with Young Africans, promising to add significant firepower to the team’s offensive lineup for the upcoming 2024/25 season.

Dube’s acquisition has been widely praised by football analysts and stakeholders, who consider him one of the top strikers in the Mainland Tanzanian Premier League. His tenure at Azam saw him net seven goals and provide two assists before his departure, showcasing his ability to consistently deliver in front of goal.

However, Young Africans are not stopping there. The club is reportedly in advanced talks to sign Jean Baleke, a former Simba SC forward who has also played for TP Mazembe and Al Ittihad of Libya.

Baleke’s arrival is anticipated to further intensify the competition for places in Young Africans’ attack, raising the team’s overall level of performance.

Baleke’s stats from his time at Simba are impressive. During the 2023/24 season, he scored eight goals and provided one assist in 19 appearances. His shooting accuracy stands at an impressive 74%.

The competition among the strikers at Young Africans is expected to be fierce. In addition to Dube and the potential signing of Baleke, the team boasts young talent Clement Mzize. Mzize had a standout season in 2023/24, scoring six goals and providing seven assists in 29 matches.

His contributions have been crucial to Young Africans’ recent successes and he will be eager to prove himself against the new arrivals.

  • By Guardian newspaper.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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