Geita Gold FC confirms Felix as head coach  

13Jan 2022
Correspondent
The Guardian
Geita Gold FC confirms Felix as head coach  

THIS season's NBC Premier League debutant, Geita Gold FC, has confirmed Fred Felix 'Minziro' as the club's head coach.

Fred Felix 'Minziro'. PHOTO: COURTESY OF GEITA GOLD FC

Geita Gold FC's information officer, Hemed Kivuyo, said Felix who was training the team in an acting capacity will now be the outfit's head coach.

He said the decision to appoint the tactician was reached due to his vast experience and he knows the club very well.

“Management of the club has decided to name Fred Minziro as the head coach, he is one of the respected and celebrated local coaches,'' Kivuyo stated.

''He also has a vast knowledge of the local league, he is moreover the one who guided the team to Premier League promotion,” he said.

Waziri Mahadhi is the current assistant to Felix but Kivuyo said the head coach will mention his assistant next week, as the club does not want to impose any assistant on him.

Felix was an assistant to Burundian, Etienne Ndayiragije, at the outfit.

The Burundian tactician was fired last year due to the poor performance of the team.

Felix is the one who led the outfit to Mainland Premier League promotion but the tactician was relegated to an assistant coach's post.

With 11 Premier League fixtures played, Geita Gold FC sits ninth in the standing with 12 points and the team's next match will see it confront Dodoma Jiji FC at Jamhuri Stadium.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian midfielder, James Kotei, who had a successful stint with Simba SC in Mainland Premier League a few years back, has said he has returned to Tanzania to ensure Championship side DTB FC wins promotion to next season's Premier League.

Kotei has joined DTB FC as a free agent from the Belarus side, FC Slavija Mazyr, an outfit he served after leaving Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa.

The defensive midfielder said he is happy to be part of the squad that is battling to secure promotion to Premier League next season.

He noted he will cooperate with teammates to ensure the team achieves its goals.

The footballer stated: "DTB FC is a good team and I am happy to be back to work in Tanzania, this is an honour to play for a team full of talented and experienced players.''

''I believe if we join forces we will achieve our goals.''

Ramadhan Nsazurwimo, DTB FC head coach, disclosed that adding Kotei to the squad aims at strengthening the outfit's midfield.

The tactician pointed out his club's midfield had no competent midfielder in a defensive role, noting he believes Kotei will add quality to the squad.

"In my report to the club's leadership I wanted a strong midfielder to strengthen my defense, so with his arrival, I believe he will add something to my squad," Nsazurwimo revealed.

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