Tanzanian Club Yanga Unveil New Coach Kostadin Papic

The Serbian will use Yanga’s match against traditional rivals Simba as the launching pad for his coaching career in Tanzania...
Kostadin Papic arrived in Dar es Salaam ready for his new job at Yanga. One of the coach's earliest experiences in his new setting will be the match against traditional rivals Simba on October 31.

Papic, who has trained several West and South African clubs, has been hand-picked as weapon to deal a blow to Simba's brilliant start in the league, which has become a menace to Jangwani Street boys.

"I will use the match as a starting point that will tell me what to give priority to in my new assignment," he told The Citizen.

The Serbian tactician said he was looking ahead to see how his boys tackle Simba, who he admitted he had dealt a blow to when coaching Nigerian club Enyimba.

Papic will watch his new team play Azam at the Uhuru Stadium on Saturday, admitting that he is aware of his team's position in the league.

The coach said that he expects to get cooperation from the reigning coach, Dusan Kondic, whose contract expires on November 15.    

Papic was previously with Accra Hearts of Oak, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. In addition, he has also handled Nigerian sides Lobi Stars, Kwara United, Enyimba and Rangers International.

The coach was born on June 17, 1960 in Novi Sad, Serbia and is nicknamed 'Bill Clinton' due to his striking resemblance to the former American president.

James Momanyi, Goal.com