Yanga Take Twist On New Secretariat
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) YOUNG Africans leadership has taken a sharp twist and denied reports that the club has appointed a new secretariat under the former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Technical Director/Education Officer Patrick Naggi.
In fact, the club's Vice- Chairman, Clement Sanga told journalists in Dar es Salaam that they are still in the process of appointing a new secretariat, meaning Lawrence Mwalusako was still the club's Acting General Secretary.
"This process is still ongoing and many individuals have come forward to apply for the available posts," he said, adding that Mwalusako was among individuals who have applied for the available jobs and his fate will depend on the results of the process.
Sanga said the latest development aimed at improving the capacity of the secretariat and the club's in general for it to record success both in and outside the field. He said they will appoint Technical Director, General Secretary and Director of Finance.
Sanga said the Executive Committee felt it was wise to contract an agency that would run the whole process of hiring new secretariat, with the aim of getting best and qualified candidates.
However, the boss said there was nothing wrong for the club to appoint a foreigner or a non Yanga member in the secretariat. Sanga cited an example of a club head coach, Dutchman Ernie Brandts was employed as a non member and given membership later.
"Same could be done for secretariat officials," he said. Ironically, he said that the Kenyan appearance at the club house mid this week was incidental.
Naggi reportedly stepped into the club house and told members that he is the new General Secretary It was announced that Yanga have appointed Kenyan-- Patrick Naggi in a position of the club's General Secretary to take over from Lawrence Mwalusako, who was the Acting General Secretary.
The club was also reportedly to have appointed a new Accountant, whose name could not immediately be established, the move which sparked resentment from a section of club fans and members led by a Council of Elders.
The elders staged a protest against the club's leadership decision, saying it was against Yanga constitution to employ non member in the secretariat or any other leadership posts. They said Yanga has many individuals who are qualified to do the job.
Speaking on behalf of other elders 'Mzee' Ibrahim Ally Akilimali bitterly opposed the move saying, "We'll not allow this nonsense at our club and we'll never recognize the appointed leaders unless they provide evidence that they are Yanga members.
Naggi was suspended indefinitely by FKF last year, for the alleged theft of 100 match balls, the accusations he had strongly denied.
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