Yanga players join team's training camp

13Jul 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga players join team's training camp

YANGA defender, Lamine Moro, has returned to camp, after a technical bench, headed by coach Nassredine Nabi, met the management and agreed to let the player return to the squad.

Moro, also the side's skipper, was suspended for misconduct and he was not part of Yanga's squad for a long time, a situation which sparked outrage among the club's fans and members.

Yanga's Information and Communication Department's head Hassan Bumbuli confirmed reports of the return of the defender, who was once linked with a move away from the club following frustration with reports of misconduct that have not been fully explained by management.

Bumbuli said after talks involving player, management and technical bench, Moro has been given greenlight to return to camp to continue preparations for the last two Premier League games as well as the Federaation Cup final.

Moro appeared for the first time with the rest of Yanga players on Saturday, during a special ceremony organized by the club's sponsors, GSM, to congratulate the side following its victory over Simba SC in a top flight match, which took place at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 3.

Meanwhile, Yanga keeper Metacha Mnata's issue is still in the hands of the team's leadership and he has not been allowed to enter the camp because he is serving a ban imposed by Tanzania Football Federation (TFF).

Ghanaian striker Michael Sarpong has also made his way back to the outfit to continue training alongside his teammates.

Yanga is currently preparing for the last two Mainland Premier League games, which will see them confront Ihefu FC and Dodoma Jiji FC, as well as the Azam Sports Federation Cup final match against Simba to be played at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma on July 25.

Sarpong was suspended by the Yanga leadership after receiving reports of misconduct the player had committed from the technical bench headed by coach Nabi.

After a meeting held last weekend, the leaders and coach Nabi decided to bring the striker back to the team.

Another player, who is still out due to misconduct, is Rwandan midfielder Haruna Niyonzima.

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