AS Vita Club 2016-17 Home (ATOUBA #19) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Umbro AS Vita Club 2016-17 home jersey featuring the name and number of star midfielder Yazid Atouba.
AS Vita Club compete in the Linafoot, the top tier of football in DR Congo and are based in the capital city of Kinshasa. The club, nicknamed Les Dauphins Noirs (The Black Dolphins), are the second most successful club in the Democratic Republic of Congo behind arch-rivals TP Mazembe. AS Vita were founded in 1935 and have competed in the top flight of Congolese football since the league was established in 1958. They have won a total of 15 league titles in their history and have been able to counter of dominance of TP Mazembe in recent years, with title victories in the 2015, 2018 & 2021 league seasons. AS Vita have also achieved success at continental level in the CAF Champions League, having won the title in 1973, as well as finishing runners-up in the 1981 & 2014 tournaments.
Yazid Atouba starred for AS Vita during his two seasons in 2016 & 2017 for the Kinshasa-based club. Having started his senior career at MLS club Chicago Fire, the Cameroon international later returned to his home country to play for Coton Sport before transferring to AS Vita, where his strong form led to a move to South African club Maritzburg United in late 2017. He remained there until 2019, when he signed for Angolan giants C.D. Primeiro de Agosto, where he is currently a key member of their squad.