Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

21 January 2013

Tanzania: Yanga Revoke Mwesigwa, Sendeu's Membership

KAGAME Cup champions Young Africans have revoked membership of former club's General Secretary Mwesigwa Selestine and Information Officer Lousi Sendeu, allegedly for filing a court case against the current leadership.

Godwin Muganyizi has also seen his membership with the club being cancelled. The decision was reached during the club's annual general meeting (AGM) at the Police Officers Mess, Oysterbay in Dar es Salaam .

The meeting was told that Mwesigwa and Sendeu who were sacked last year have filed a case demanding the club to pay them over 250m/-.

Mwesigwa is demanding 183.4m/-, while Sendeu is demanding 79m/-.The duo was fired last year for what was reported as failure to fulfil effectively their responsibilities in the club.

The meeting chaired by the club's Chairman, Yusuf Manji also underlined stance to build a 32bn/- Stadium at the existing Kaunda venue. The new stadium will have the capacity of accommodating at least 40,000 seated fans.

Yanga, have already signed an initial agreement with Chinese firm, Beijing Construction Engineering Group, for the construction of the stadium. The meeting was told that construction work will start in May, this year and the project will be completed in two years time. Members were shown detailed design of the project.

The club has also installed George Mkuchika, the Minister of State President's Office (Good Governance) and Ambassador Ameir Mpumbwe as the new members of the Board of Trustee. They join Mama Fatma Karume and Francis Kifukwe in the board.

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