Yanga show Burundian coach Kaze the exit door


Tanzania giants Young Africans SC have sacked Burundian coach Cedric Kaze after only managing one win in the club’s last six matches.

Yanga looked all set to wrest the coveted League title from their bitter rivals Simba SC after leading the standings comfortably for months.

However, the recent run, characterised by four draws, one win and a shock loss to Coastal Union last week, has chopped their lead to just five points ahead of Simba who have four games in hand.

Yanga have amassed 50 points from 23 games while Simba have collected 45 points from 19 outings.

Yanga on Sunday announced they had part ways with Kaze and the entire technical bench.

The decision came hours after the Jangwani giants were forced to draw in Arusha against Polisi Tanzania in a game where Yanga scored in the 40 minute through Fiston Abdulrazak, only for the Moshi side to level terms in the dying minutes of the game.

In a statement posted on the team’s Instgram page, Yanga called for calm among the fans as they look for the coach’s replacement.

“Today’s draw comes on the feat of a series of unconvincing performances which saw the former defending champions lose their unbeaten run in the Vodacom Premier League when they were beaten 2-1 by Coastal Union on March 4 at the Mkwakwani Stadium, Tanga.”

Kaze vacates the hotseat with his assistant, former Taifa Stars international Nizar Halfan, physio Edem Mortoisi, goalkeeper coach Vladmir Niyonkuru and the head of security Mussa Mahundi.

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By Mthokozisi Dube

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