Tanzania top flight club Young Africans SC popularly known as Yanga has on Tuesday September 27, appointed Azam TV sports analyst, Ally Kamwe, to be the club’s communication officer.
Yanga announced the appointment on social media.
“Ally Kamwe Afisa Habari Young Africans SC.
“Karibu kwenye #timuyawananchi karibu kwenye familia ya Mabingwa,” the statement read.
Ally Kamwe Afisa Habari Young Africans SC.
Karibu kwenye #timuyawananchi karibu kwenye familia ya Mabingwa🔰
Kamwe replaces Hassan Bumbuli who left the club a month ago on mutual agreement.
Sports pundit, Priva Abiud popularly known as Privaldinho has as well been appointed the club’s digital manager.
The club transfered CPA Haji Mfikirwa to head Members and Fans Engagement Department.
CPA Haji Mfikirwa has a degree in business and accounting.
He joined Yanga since 2020 and according to a post seen by Elvis Baya, he has achieved great improvements in the Finance department and the administration of the Club.
“Due to his good performance and the success he achieved in the finance department, the senior management of the Club has decided to transfer him to this new department which is a major pillar in this new operating structure of the Club,” part of the statement read.
FIFA Lifts Ban Imposed on Kenya
World football governing body FIFA on Monday, November 28, lifted the ban on Kenya.
In a letter from Secretary-General Fatma Samoura to FKF CEO Barry Otieno, a delegation comprising FIFA and CAF will be deployed to Kenya to define the next steps.
FIFA also announced plans to meet the new Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba in a bid to iron out further issues in the country’s sports sector.
FIFA suspended Kenya from all footballing activities in February 2022, after former Sports CS Amina Mohamed disbanded the Football Kenya Federation in November 2021.
This prevented Kenya from taking part in all international competitions. Following the ban, Kenya missed out on three continental competitions including the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, CAF confederations and Champions League games.
This formed part of CS Namwamba’s key focus when assuming office. On his first day in office, the Sports CS engaged FIFA on a phone call in a bid to resolve the impasse.
“On my first day in office, I engaged FIFA on the phone to commence the process of resolving the impasse that has seen Kenya banned by the world football governing body.
“Government is committed to returning Kenyan football to normalcy in sync with the rule of law and public good,” he previously stated.
In a bid to seal the deal, the Sports CS met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday, November 24, to ensure the country was in good books with the Federation.
“I met in Doha today; FIFA President Gianni Infantino, General Secretary Fatma Samoura and CAF President Patrice Motsepe.
“I congratulate Qatar for superbly hosting the world’s most loved sporting event, and commend FIFA for making football truly global,” Namwamba noted.
Steven Gerrad Tenure at Aston Villa Ends Indefinitely After 3-0 Defeat Against Fulham
Aston Villa have sacked their coach Steven Gerrard following 3-0 defeat to Fulham on Thursday night.
The former Liverpool midfielder took charge at Villa Park last November and secured 14th-placed finish in 2021/22.
Villa have won two of 12 Premier League games this season.
The club’s decision was announced shortly after Gerrard’s side suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage – Villa’s sixth defeat in just 11 Premier League games.
A statement released after the match read: Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect.
A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”
Gerrad replaced Dean Smith at Villa Park on November 11, 2021 and lasted less than a year before he became the fourth top-flight manager to lose his job so far this season, following Scott Parker, Thomas Tuchel and Bruno Lage.
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and ex-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel are eyed keenly by Villa, but whether the Birmingham club could entice either man to Villa Park remains to be seen.