BB Appoints Rodgers Yassin As Head Coach, ‘Unqualified’ Elijah Carlsberg Kananji Demoted

Kananji: Now Assistant Coach

Nyasa Big Bullets (NBB) has appointed Confederation of African Football (CAF) A coaching license holder, Rodgers Yassin as an interim head coach for the ‘peoples’ team.

The appointment of Yassin as interim head coach comes barely days after the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) warned NBB against engaging Elijah Kananji as Head Coach on the basis of having no requisite qualifications.

It is FAM’s requirement that Super League teams should be coached by someone with at least a minimum of a CAF B coaching license.

Confirming the appointment of Yassin in a statement, NBB General Secretary, Albert Chingoga said the appointment was with immediate effect.

Chingoga said Kananji will automatically be the second in command. However, Chingoga was quick to acknowledge the achievements the team has registered under the tutelage of Kananji, saying the team’s performance has greatly improved.

“This means Elijah Kananji automatically reverts to the position of assistant head coach.
NBB is highly indebted for the services of Eliya Kananji for bringing the team to its current status as champions of Carlsberg Cup and for being on a good position in the Super League,” reads part of the statement.

Yassin’s first assignment with the Bullets will be on Saturday as NBB will host struggling Chitipa United in the TNM Super League at MDC ground in the Commercial City of Blantyre.

Yassin is not a new face in NBB family as he once played for the team before he was appointed as the Chairman of the sub – technical committee. (By Thumbiko Nyirongo, Mana)



6 Responses to "BB Appoints Rodgers Yassin As Head Coach, ‘Unqualified’ Elijah Carlsberg Kananji Demoted"

  1. Telvin Kendall   September 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    That’s what we call politics in futbol

  2. Richard Nkombezi   September 17, 2017 at 3:11 am

    Koma mukadzangomotaya Eliah Kananji……simudzakhululukidwa. make sure this guys attends the upgrading courses and becomes a head coach. Zintchito zake tadziona kale

    • pixy   September 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

      I totally AGREE with you a club they just assist him to upgrade .Ntchito za manja ake zamuchitira UMBONI

  3. Allan Jailosi   September 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Point of correction it is not per FAM requirements but FIFA and all teams know this. Osangochita nawo attend grade B training nkukhala nayo bwanji? Every year imakhalapo amachititsanso ndi Kaputa. Onse pano achina Peter Mponda, Donald Yobe, Kafwafwa apedza pompano. Kapena Elia ndi kulemba komwe satha?

  4. Christopher Nasiyaya   September 17, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    h2O,FA Manda_.akadzachoka mapale adzakondwa

  5. pixy   September 18, 2017 at 7:38 am

    BB what you should understand or know if you don,t of which i have already seen that you don’t know that you don’t know,if you lose Kananji muli m’madzi .Papers don’t work but skill ya munthu.Hold CARLSBERG KANANJI firm or you ‘re fifth or sixth on the league table.


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