Embattled Yanga chairman quits
The intrigues and infighting at Tanzanian giants Yanga intensified on Thursday with the resignation of chairman Lloyd Nchunga.
Nchunga unceremoniously stepped down amid pressure from the council of elders who have been on his case pushing for an end to his reign.
Nchunga who had remained adamant that he would not quit, gave on Thursday evening amid pressure from the elders who had blown the whistle asking the Combating of Corruption Bureau to investigate allegations that he has misappropriated the clubs funds.
"Yanga needs a leader who has the full trust and confidence of all the club members and i can say events in the past weeks has cast aspersions on my leadership and so i decide to step aside for the benefit of the club," said Nchanga.
Earlier, Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) had halted a coup against the embattled chairman terming the action by the members as unconstitutional considering that Nchanga was duly elected in office.
Yanga is one of the biggest and has thousands of followers who have not been happy with the team’s performances lately.
A month ago, Yanga embarrassingly lost 5-0 to arch rivals Simba in what could have been the last straw in Nchanga's reign that has seen the team win the Kagame cup and the Vodacom Tanzania Premier League among other accolades.