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Ally Hamis Ng'Anzi joins Forward Madison FC on loan from Minnesota United

By Forward Madison FC, 03/04/19, 2:30PM CST

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18-year-old midfielder has captained Tanzania's youth teams

Forward Madison FC has received Tanzanian midfielder Ally Hamis Ng’Anzi on loan from Major League Soccer's Minnesota United, the club announced Monday. Ng'Anzi, who is 18 years old, becomes the youngest player on FMFC's inaugural roster.

"Hamis is a player that comes highly recommended from very reliable scouts in Africa, and we are happy that MNUFC was able to sign him and send him our way," Head Coach Daryl Shore said. "He is a box-to-box midfielder who can also play in a holding role, and although he is young, he will add more quality to our team and compete for a chance to play."

Fresh off a stint in the Czech Republic, Ng’Anzi played alongside current FMFC forward Zaire Bartley at MFK Vyskov. He has three years of international experience, having led Tanzania’s U17 and U20 age groups through AFCON (African Cup of Nations) competition and earned the captain’s armband throughout his time in both cycles. Most recently, he played with the U23 team before joining Vyskov in late 2018.

Ng'Anzi also becomes Forward Madison's second player from Tanzania, joining midfielder Vital Nizigiyimana, who was born there but grew up in Atlanta.

Ally Hamis' signing will be confirmed pending league and federation approval. Follow him on Instagram at @ally_nganzi_24.

Forward Madison FC’s inaugural season is nearly here! The team will kick off its first-ever game on April 6 in Chattanooga, and open at home on April 27 vs Greenville Triumph SC. Get tickets to see Forward Madison’s inaugural season at: https://www.forwardmadisonfc.com/tickets.

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