Biashara United FC the team for South Sudan national team center back Yassir Khemis Celestino winded up their 2019/2020 Tanzania Premier League in a promising position finishing 9th out of 20 league clubs this season.
The club cemented the position with 50 points after registering 12 wins, 14 draws and 12 loses during the campaigns. The Mwanza Coastal town based club scored 29 and conceded 27 goals, a better goal scoring rate than that of 2018/2019.
Yassir who was signed from Kator Football Club Juba on July 26th 2019 played 15 games for Biashara United FC. The clinical and efficient centre who was at first underrated by coach Amri Said, was later realised by Keyan coach Francis Baraza as a very influencial and tactical player at the center back of Biashara United FC and was later rewarded by enough playing time by Baraza.
The defender who has ran out of contract with Biashara United FC after the expiry of his one year contract in July 26th 2020, was not part of the squad in the remaining games of the team since the lockdown found him with his family in Ugandan town of Arua. However he was in contact with club coach Baraza Francis, who feels excited to work with Yassir for yet another season and will urge the club to renew the defenders contract.
The 26 year old calm defender was part of the South Sudan senior national team World Cup and Total Africa Cup of Nations Qualification games with Seychelles Island and Burkina Faso respectively under coach Ashu Cyprian Besong.
Before the acquisition of the South Sudan International on July 26, 2019, the coastal town based team finished 14th in the Tanzania Premier League 2018/2019 season with only 45 points, registering 11 wins, 12 draws and 15 loses, scoring 30 and conceded 35 goals during the season showdown.
It should be noted that Biashara United FC Mara was promoted to Tanzania top flight league the Tanzania Premier League on February 5th 2018 after beating Transit Camp 3-2 in a division game to earn their promotion into the 2018/2019 season.
However the team during the 2018/2019 season went through huddles of inadequate finances, with some first team players missing some of the crucial games due to unsettled monthly remittance. However the team looks to be set for the 2020/2021 league season which is yet to kick off.
Just like other Leagues in the World, the Tanzania Premier League was called in March 2020 due to the global pandemic of the COVID_19, and it was resumed on 20th June 2020 after the approval from the government for the country to resume sports activities after a three-month stoppage due to the pandemic.