About our team

We are a group of passionate changemakers inspired to make a difference in this world.  We believe that all Tanzanian youth should have the opportunity to reach their potential in life and we work tirelessly in a volunteer capacity to positively impact the lives of the youth that we serve. 

Our Tanzanian Team


Emanuel Saakai

Founder, CEO & Head Coach, Committee Member Lengo Football Academy Australia

Meet Emanuel


Sylvanus Murray

Business Development Manager Africa         

Meet Sylvanus



Denis Mzava

Director Lengo Football Academy Tanzania

Meet Denis

Alvin Athumani

Football Coach & Programs Manager

Meet Alvin

Patrick John Lengo Football Academy

Patrick John

Football Coach

Meet Patrick

Emmanuel Mollel

Football Coach - Senior Team

Meet Emmanuel

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Solomon Joel

Football Coach

Meet Solomon

Amani Mzava

Football Coach & Operations Manager

Meet Amani

Margaret Ngowi

Assistant Football Coach - Girls Team

Meet Margaret

Board of Directors and volunteers Australia

Lengo Football Academy Australia (Lengo Australia Inc.) has been formed with the purpose of raising money to fund the activities of Lengo Football Academy Tanzania. Lengo Australia Inc. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission (ACNC).


Roxanne Strauss


Business Manager

Meet Roxanne

Gemma-Jane Cooper


Legal Advisor

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Joanna Barrientos

Graphic Designer

Meet Joanna


Biheng Zhang

Deputy Chairperson

Fundraising & Communications Manager

Meet Biheng

Dominic Biggs

Dominic Biggs

Committee Member

Meet Dominic


Danielle Davidson

Danielle Davidson

Sponsorship Manager

Meet Danielle


Mark Gemmola


Finance & Governance Manager

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Beryl Cook Lengo Football Academy

Beryl Cook

Committee Member

Meet Beryl