Yanga part ways with Zahera

06Nov 2019
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga part ways with Zahera

YOUNG Africans SC (Yanga) have announced to officially part ways with the squad's head coach, Mwinyi Zahera, for what has been termed as the squad's poor displays in this season's Vodacom Premier League and continental assignments.

Yanga’s Chairman, Mshindo Msolla (R), speaks to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday on the club’s decision to part ways with head coach, Mwinyi Zahera. Also in the picture is the outfit’s vice-chairman, Fredrick Mwakalebela. PHOTO: CORRESPONDENT JUMANNE JUMA

Mshindo Msolla, Yanga's Chairman, told the press in Dar es Salaam yesterday the club's leadership has brought in the squad's former player and coach, Charles Boniface Mkwasa, to serve as interim head coach.

The leadership has as well sacked the remaining members of the side's technical bench.

Mkwasa, as disclosed by Msolla, will head the outfit's technical bench for two weeks.

Msolla noted Mkwasa, who had as well headed senior national team's technical bench in the past, will coach Yanga in the squad's coming Vodacom Premier League's clash with Ndanda FC in Mtwara.

Mkwasa has, moreover, been tasked with seeking new members of the technical bench that will accompany him to Mtwara.

Zahera, who had been coaching the Jangwani Street side since last season, helped the squad post 18 consecutive wins in the previous season.

The side then conceded their first defeat to Stand United in the league's clash between the two outfits, which took place in Shinyanga. Stand United edged Yanga 1-0.

Yanga ultimately took the second position behind Simba, who emerged as champions.

The record Mainland Premier League champions are reported to be owing Zahera payment, which has yet to be made public.

Yanga last week lost out on progression to the group stage of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup and the situation looks to have fuelled Zahera’s dismissal.

The club was knocked out of the competition’s play offs by Egypt’s Pyramids FC.

The Egypt club cruised to 5-1 aggregate victory after notching 2-1 win over Yanga in the first leg and later romp to 3-0 win in the second leg.

Yanga had been knocked out of this season’s CAF Champions League by Zesco of Zambia.

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