Lengo Football Academy is based in Arusha, Tanzania Africa



The passion and enthusiasm of our players (boys and girls) is expressed every day at our training sessions and on match day. Most of our players do not have enough food or water at home and walk for miles to get to training each day.

Lengo Football Academy's girls team trains from 5-6pm each night 

Training takes place after school six days a week, at a very basic primary school ground in Ngaramtoni, Arusha. Our dedicated young players receive skill training, technical, strength and tactical training, football conditioning, general football fitness exercises, dynamic stretching and football mentorship and guidance. Lengo currently has seven teams playing in local competitions.

In addition, Lengo provides players with a rolling program of local and international guest speakers who share vital information and inspiration relating to health, life and leadership skills and vocational opportunities. 



We thank Lengo Football Academy for helping out our country, Tanzania by educating our street children which keeps them far away from drugs, We, the parents of Ngaramtoni, Arusha, have seen your precious efforts and we promise to join hands with you always. Go Lengo!”
— John Olenanga (Parent of one of Lengo Football Academy's young players in Arusha Tanzania)



Through Lengo’s leadership, Arusha is home to an annual local football league incorporating local teams of different age groups. 

Recognising an appetite for learning and participating in football within the community, Lengo has collaborated with the Tanzanian Football Federation to run an annual local league. Lengo engages Government schools to provide an opportunity for the students to play football.

This highly popular program greatly enhances the curriculum offered in Tanzanian schools and enables Lengo to broaden the reach of its network. The aim of these two programs are to give local teams/academies/schools a chance to participate in competitions that help to raise the football standard of our local individual players, as well as our local teams.


Australian qualified football coach and Lengo Founder, Emanuel Saakai, runs professional football training and coaching aimed for private and international school boys and girls between the ages of 5 – 16 years old.

These clinics have been running very successfully for the past 12 months.

By attending this clinic each week these young players learn:

·       Individual Ball Skills & Techniques /

·       Shooting Heading/Goalkeeping Structured Small-Sided Games

·       Teamwork/Mentoring

·       Technical & Tactical Practices

·       Team Matches & Tournaments

This clinic is located at the TGT ground in Arusha, Tanzania from 10am -1pm each Saturday.

Fee: International school students (60,000 TZS) and Private/English Medium school students (30,000 TZS) per month.

We organise a bus to transport the players to the TGT ground for 2000 TZS return.

All profits for this clinic are used to support programs at Lengo Football Academy.

If you are based in Arusha and are interested in registering your child for this weekly program please express your interest below.

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