Ex-Downs, Celtic striker finds new home at Tanzania’s Yanga


Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic forward Fiston Abdoul Razak is man ever on the move. Always!

On Friday, Razak made Tanzania the ninth country he moves to since the start of his career in 2009.

Tanzanian giants Young Africans will be hoping he brings them the goals that eluded them in the first half of the season as they enter the second round.

The Burundi international joined the Tanzania log leaders from Egypt’s ENPPI.

The Bujumbura-born star started his career at LLB Academic in 2009, spending three years at the club.

In 2012, he signed for Rwanda’s Rayon Sports, and then Kenya’s Sofapaka in 2015, before moving to Mamelodi Sundowns in 2017.

His Chloorkop stint was short-lived as he was loaned out to Bloemfontein Celtic before packing his bags to settle in Angola where he turned out for Clube Desportivo de Agosto.

The following year, he moved to Al Zawraa in Iraqi and then JS Kabylie in Algeria. He spent the last 12 months at Egypt’s ENPPI. 

Young Africans coach Cedric Kaze had earlier made it clear they were looking to sharpen their attack ahead of the second round of the Vodacom Premier League.

“Having been very successful in the defensive zone in the first round, we now want to make sure we add more edge to the attacking zone and that is why we are in the process of recruiting another striker who will strengthen the area,” Kaze said.

“We want to see our team score more goals, to have a better balance of goals scored and conceded if we want to finish in a better position in the standings.”

Yanga sit at the apex of the Tanzanian Premiership table after playing 18 matches and amassing 44 points.

Their fierce rivals Simba SC trail them by just nine points with three games in hand. Yanga have managed 29 goals while Simba have notched 37 goals.

The well-travelled forward becomes the second signing for the Tanzania log leaders. The club has also signed Mtibwa Sugar defender Dickson Job.

Kazak was named in the Burundi national team squad that took part in the African Nations Championships held in South Africa in 2014.

In Iraqi, he won the 2017/18 league title with Al-Zawra.

According to Transfermarkt, he featured in over 36 domestic League games in South Africa, managing six goals.

The 27-year-old had his best spell in Kenya where he scored 12 goals in 19 outings.

He is Burundi’s all-time top goal scorer with 19 goals off 49 national team caps.

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By FARPost Reporter

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