Juma Abdul Jaffar Mnyamani of Young Africans SC during the CAF Confederation Cup between Medeama SC and Young Africans 26 july 2016 playing in Sekondi Ghana © Christian Thompson/BackpagePix
Wednesday Nov 16, 2016. 10:30
Despite reports in the media that Young Africans have parted ways with coach Hans Pluijm, the Dutch mentor has refuted the claims.
He said he is still in charge of the team and is not aware that former Zesco United coach George Lwandamina has been roped in to lead the Vodacom Premier League side.
According to the Soka25East website, Pluijm claims he was asked by the club's chairman Yusuf Manji to rescind his resignation and is still the coach.
"I will meet the chairman of Yanga Mr Manji. As far as am concerned I am still the head coach of Yanga. Those speculating about my sacking are dreaming, I resigned yes but the Minister of State Mwiguli Nchemba asked me to rescind my decision and so I wonder why the speculations in the media,” said Pluijm.
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Meanwhile, the website has it that Yanga are planning to camp overseas in preparation for the second leg of the Tanzanian elite division.
Yanga are placed at number two on the log with 33 points, just two points behind leaders Simba SC, and will report to camp on November 25 with George Lwandamina expected to take charge.
“We are planning to have some training in the country before we move outside for serious camping ahead of the second leg. Once we are done with the signings for the short window we will leave for either Brazil, Netherlands or France,” a top Yanga official is quoted.
With Pluijm claiming to remain in charge of the team, it remains unclear whether Lwandamina will take over as new coach.