Coach Siwa set to rejoin Yanga after Bandari exit

Coach Siwa set to rejoin Yanga after Bandari exit

Former Bandari FC goalkeeper trainer Razak Siwa is on the verge of rejoining Tanzania’s heavyweights Young Africans in the same capacity.

Siwa confirmed to Citizen Digital that he is already in Dar es Salaam to sign for the ‘Timu ya Wananchi’ for undisclosed contract before the official unveiling.

Yanga parted ways with the entire technical bench led by Burundian coach Cedric Kaze and are now recruiting ahead of the resumption of the league after the international break and the mourning period due to the loss of their president John Pombe Magufuli.

He will be replacing Vladimir Niyonkuru who worked as keeper’s trainer under Kaze.

“I thank God. He is the best planner of everything and that is why I am here,” said a delighted Siwa.

Siwa who has also had stints with the national football team in the same capacity left Bandari together with assistant  coach Nassoro Mwakoba. They were replaced by Wilson Obungu and Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani respectively.

At Yanga, Siwa will be reunified with Farouk Shikhalo who they worked with while at Bandari FC.

Siwa had coached Yanga for two years as goalkeeper trainer before joining Tanga based side Coastal Union in the Tanzanian league.

He has also worked at Sofapaka for a short stint as well as Gor Mahia.

Former Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne is also rumored to be on his way to Yanga, to take charge as head coach

Yanga  top the Tanzania mainland premier league with 50 points, four ahead of their arch rivals Simba who have three matches in hand.