Yanga SC coach Mwinyi Zahera slapped with three-match ban
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Yanga SC coach Mwinyi Zahera slapped with three-match ban

The Tanzania Football Federation has slammed Young Africans (Yanga SC) head coach Mwinyi Zahera with a three-match ban following his comments after his side suffered a defeat to Ruvu Shooting.

The Congolese coach, according to Goal, was handed the ban because the TFF accused him of using foul language after the match which was deemed to be out of line for football. 

“We have fined your [Yanga] coach Sh500, 000 and also banned him for three matches in accordance to article 41(9) which governs the game in Tanzania,” a statement written to Yanga from TFF stated.

Assistant referee Janeth Balama was also handed a three-match ban after he reportedly ruled out a second goal for Ruvu Shooting. 

“We have also suspended referee [Janeth Balama] for three matches after he disallowed a clear goal scored by Ruvu Shooting in the league match,” added the statement.

“We were undone by fatigue, nothing else,” Mwinyi told reporters after the defeat.

“We only landed and headed straight to play against Ruvu Shooting, who were fresh and ready to play against us. We tried to seek for a postponement but it fell on deaf ears.

“It was definitely going to be difficult for us and I am not surprised we lost.”

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