Mwalala set for big switch amid interest from Tanzanian giants

Former Yanga SC forward Bernard Mwalala’s affair with the Tanzanian giants could soon be rekindled after reported interest from the club on Tuesday 5 November.

The coach has had a good run with Bandari FC and after guiding the team to the CAF Confederations Cup playoffs, and on the back of a great performance at the 2019 SportPesa Super Cup in Tanzania in January, he looks primed for the switch.

While sources close to the coach reveal there has been interest, and indeed an approach from Yanga, the Tanzanian side,could have played to the same, with the Tuesday sacking of the team’s technical bench.

Mkwassa caretaker

Yanga lost 0-3 away to Egyptian side Pyramids in the CAF Confederations Cup, exiting the competition and the club indicates that Charles Boniface Mkwassa will be the caretaker coach for the time being.

The club noted in the presser that a new technical bench will be unveiled soon. Mwalala, who is preparing Bandari FC for a midweek game against Western Stima, was not immediately reachable for comment.

Reunion

Should he make the switch, Mwalala will reunite with Kenyan goalkeeper Farouk Shikhalo at the team, the two having worked together earlier at Bandari.

In a career spanning 12 years as a player, Mwalala won two league titles with Yanga SC and had stints in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Malaysia and Oman .

His rise in the past few years has seen him guide Nzoia Sugar to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) before moving to Bandari FC where the growth has also been tremendous under his reign.