Mexime open to coaching Yanga

05Dec 2019
Michael Mwebe
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Mexime open to coaching Yanga

COACH Mecky Mexime is reportedly open to joining Young Africans (Yanga) should the Dar es Salaam-based club decides to approach him.

Coach Mecky Mexime

In a local radio interview, the Kagera Sugar head coach said would not hesitate to work with Yanga should any job become available at the club.


“They have not approached me. However, I am a coach, moving from one team to another is very normal in our line of work. I am open to a coaching role with Yanga,’’ Mexime said.

Yanga are yet to replace Mwinyi Zahera who was sacked last month. Charles Boniface Mkwasa is currently in charge of the team.

Mkwasa has not been given a timeframe for how long he should expect to serve as an interim head coach.

On Monday, Yanga were held to a one-all stalemate against KMC FC and with Yanga’s next league game being against arch rivals, Simba, some fans have called for the reinforcement of the technical bench.

Asked whether he would be happy to leave his head coach role and serve the Dar es Salaam giants as an assistant coach, Mexime responded.

“I am ready any time to work at any capacity as long as the money is right. Even if it is serving as dishwasher at the club, I will embrace the work. Let the come and we will talk,’’ he said.

The former Mtibwa Sugar head coach and player has been linked with the Yanga job in recent seasons and it remains to be seen whether the club management will attempt to finally lure him to Jangwani Street outfit this time.

After last season’s struggles where Kagera Sugar avoided relegation through the play offs by edging out Pamba, Mexime has rediscovered his mojo by stringing good results that have pushed them to second place on the table.

His stock has since risen up and he has been constantly linked with a move away from Kagera Sugar.

Reports suggest that he was being considered for a job with KMC FC and Polisi Tanzania.

KMC are without a head coach after parting ways with Jackson Mayanja following poor results in the Vodacom Premier League.

Meanwhile Police Tanzania are reportedly on the hunt for a coach with the squad facing inevitable loss of Selemani Matola who is finalizing a move back to Simba.

Nine head coaches in the Vodacom Premier League have either faced the axe or vacated their positions so far.

If Mexime and Matola get their wishes, domestic football lovers will be in for another coaching merry-go round before the first half of the season.

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