Yanga members should embrace club transformation, says Mwansasu

21May 2020
Adam Fungamwango
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga members should embrace club transformation, says Mwansasu

FORMER Yanga defender, John Mwansasu, is admant the club's members should join forces with their leaders to make the side's transformation a success.

FORMER Yanga defender, John Mwansasu

Mwansasu, who also played for senior national soccer team during his heyday, issued the statement a day after Yanga chairman, Mshindo Msolla, had launched a campaign for seeing to it the squad, which is the oldest soccer club in Tanzania, turns into a business entity.

The former player, in an interview with Yanga website, said he faced plenty of challenges during his stint at the club, which were frustrating the outfit's attempts to achieve success.

He was one of the club's players who helped the outfit book a place in the group stage of the 1998 CAF Champions League.

Yanga were, in the process, Tanzania's first club to participate in the group stage of the Champions League era of the first tier of the continental club competitions.

"This is the ideal moment for Yanga to opt for transformation in an effort to successfully del with challenges the outfit faces and ultimately live up to expetations,'' he disclosed.

''Yanga members and fans should therefore cooperate with the outfit's leaders to embrace the transformation which will bring forth efficiency at the side.''

Msolla disclosed a committee, which will oversee Yanga's transformation procedures, will be under Alex Mgongolwa.

The procedure, he pointed out, will be financed by Yanga main sponsors, GSM Group.

Msolla stated this is the beginning of Yanga's efforts to officially validate the agreement for the transformation.

"When I was contesting for leadership at Yanga, changing the side into a business entity was one of my ambitions, I think the ambition will be fulfilled,'' he stated.

''I call on Yanga members to unite, they should cooperate with their officials and sponsors in an effort to reach the target.''

Yanga are looking to emulate their rivals, Simba SC, that have already become a business entity.