HISTORY OF AZAM FC.Established in 2007. Said Salim Bakhresa Group of Companies SSB started in a humble manner with a small restaurant in the Port City of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in mid 70 s. It has now emerged as a respected business group in the region.
The Group has its operations spread in Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Congo and most recently in Mozambique and Rwanda. Plans are in place to spread its wings to other countries. The group now boasts of a turnover of hundreds of million United Sates Dollars and is a proud employer of more than two thousand employees associated directly.
There are several companies under its umbrella and have investments mainly in Food and Beverage Sector, Packaging, Logistics, Petroleum, ICT and Real Estate. Having taken football as a hobby, the idea came up to form a strong football company team that can compete in the prestigious Tanzania top flight league.
Yusuf Bakhressa took up the initiative of ensuring that the club is formed. According to the Team Chairman Mr Abubakar Said Bakhresa who is also the CEO of Bakhresa Goup of Companies, Yusuf have always been fond of local football and footballers, as a hobby he has helped many footballers to secure chance to develop their career in Europe.
So when the family adopted the idea of fooming a football club, Yusuf first major target was to get the best players who will help the now established Azam FC gain promotion to play in the Tanzania Mainland Premier League.
That dream was realised as Azam FC joined the top flight football in 2008 /09 season. Indeed, there was no looking behind as Azam FC with star-studded players became a force to reckon in the domestic league. Azam FC finished in eighth position in its first season on top flight football.
But the team made a tremendous improvement the following season finishing in the third position and the season follow (2010/11) finish on third. The good thing about Azam FC is that it has a strong youth team and this was depicted in the Tanzania Mainland Under 20 Premier League whereby the team won the trophy back to back befor lossing it on the season of 2010/11.
Azam FC has made a huge step which other local clubs have been afraid to undertake by announcing construction of its own stadium. Already the land has been bought at Chamanzi in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam and construction has begun. The multimillion project consists of sand pitch training ground, modern swimming pool, gym and artificial turf playing ground. The project also includes modern hostel with self contained rooms.
VODACOM PREMIER LEAGUE2008/09 position number 8
2009/10 position number 3
2010/11 position number 3
2011/12 second position
2012/13 second position
2014/15 SECOND POSITION
2015/16 SECOND POSITION
U20 PREMIER CLUBS (Uhai cup)2008/09 winner
2010/11 knock out stage
2013/14 Second runner
MAPINDUZI CUP2011 Knock out stage (Mapinduzi Cup)
2012 Winner Mapinduzi Cup
2013 Winner Mapinduzi cup
2014 Semi final Mapinduzi Cup
2015 Quater final Mapinduzi Cup
2016 Group stage Mapinduzi Cup2017 Winner Mapinduzi Cup
2013 Third stage of CAF Confederation Cup
2014 First stage of CAF Confederation Cup
2015 First stage of CAF Champion League
2016 Third stage of CAF Confederation Cup
2016 Third stage of CAF Confederation Cup
OTHER TOURNAMENTAZAM ACADEMY
2011 Finalist of Rollingstone tournament
2013 Finalist of Rollingstone tournament
2014 Winner Rollingstone tournament
2017 Winner of Azam Youth Cup
2012 Finalist of Urafiki Cup
2012 Finalist of Kagame Cup (East and Central Africa Club Champion)
2012 Winner Charity Cup (Kinshasa, DR Congo)
2014 Quater final Kagame Cup (East and Central Africa Club Champion)
2015 Winner Kagame Cup (East and Central Africa Club Champion)
2015/16 Finalist of Azam Sports Federation Cup (FA CUP)
2016/17 Winner Community Shield
MISSIONOffer an innovative program which fosters the development of quality football both in and out of the pitch. Our staff is dedicated to our footballer’s success in life today, while aiming to achieve maximum development of their potential in the future by sending them to professional football abroad.
THE CLUB SHARED VISION
To continually strive for excellence in and out of the pitch, while remaining the leader of the sport in the United Republic of Tanzania Apart of finishing in third position in last season, the team has managed to recruit the best players in the country.