The Jangwani giants have singled out the previous AFC Leopards tactician as the only option to switch the Burundian tactician
Tanzania giants Yanga SC are closing in on Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic to changed Cedric Kaze.
Purpose can solely reveal the 45-year-old tactician is among the many favourites talked about by the membership’s technical committee to switch Kaze, who was fired alongside all the technical bench final Sunday.
The Burundian coach was proven the exit door after the crew drew 1-1 towards Polisi Tanzania however the draw got here after the crew had suffered their first defeat of the season – 2-1 towards Coastal Union three days earlier.
In accordance with a supply within the crew, Kavazovic, who has coached a lot of golf equipment in Africa together with Kenya’s AFC Leopards and Botswana’s Township Rollers, has been picked because the coach to take over the vacant function in Jangwani and can arrive in Dar es Salaam quickly to start out work.
“Not less than 45 coaches handed in CVs to switch Kaze and I can affirm the technical committee met on Wednesday night time to take a look at the CVs they usually have already zeroed in on Kavazovic to come back on board,” the supply, who didn’t wish to be named, informed Purpose on Friday.
“The committee was impressed by the CV of the Serbian coach and what additionally impressed them extra is as a result of he has already dealt with groups in Africa they usually really feel he may have no drawback settling in when he arrives at Yanga.
“I simply wish to let you know, he’s the one main the race, his title has additionally been forwarded to the membership’s bosses to allow them to begin planning his journey schedule they usually wish to use the worldwide break to kind out the teaching drawback on the membership.”
Kavazovic began his teaching profession in 1996 with BASK Belgrade. In addition to BASK, he additionally labored as a youth and senior coach at BSK, Zarkovo, Borac, and Resnik.
Forward of the 2017-18 season, he was appointed as the brand new supervisor of Township Rollers in Botswana, and within the first season in Africa, Kavazovic gained a ‘double’, each the Botswana Premier League title and Mascom Prime eight Cup.
In addition to his native achievements below Kavazovic, Township Rollers grew to become the first-ever membership from Botswana to achieve the group stage of Caf Champions League and satirically, he achieved the feat towards Yanga after they beat them 2-1 on combination, profitable the house recreation 2-1 and drew 0-Zero away in Tanzania.
Rollers had been drawn in Group A with Al-Ahly of (Egypt), Esperance de Tunis of Tunisia, and KCCA FC (Uganda) however Kavazovic resigned after his first recreation, a 1-Zero victory over KCCA.
He then got here to Kenya and signed to deal with AFC Leopards for the 2018-19 season however he left the FKF Premier League outfit a day earlier than the season began, claiming he was heading again residence to handle a relative who was ‘unwell’ and by no means returned, solely to resurface at South African membership Free State Stars weeks later.
The 45-year-old left South Africa on the finish of that season and rejoined Rollers in November 2020.