Jangwani giants banned their longtime goalkeeper with immediate effect after his altercation with fans in Mkapa
Yanga SC have imposed an indefinite suspension on their first choice goalkeeper Metacha Mnata after the incident following his 3-2 win over Ruvu Shooting in a Continental Premier League game on Thursday.
In a statement obtained by Goal, the giants Jangwani revealed that their longtime goalkeeper will remain suspended from all activities until the club’s disciplinary committee meets to decide on his fate and further action.
“Yanga management is saddened by the incident of our guard Metacha [Mnata] for our fans after the game against Ruvu Shooting at Mkapa Stadium, ”part of Yanga’s statement read.
What did the declaration say?
“Following Mnata’s unsportsmanlike behavior, Yanga banned the said player with immediate effect until his conduct is discussed by the club’s disciplinary committee in accordance with the club’s constitution.
“Yanga’s management has apologized to the fans and club members for everything that has happened, and the club will bring Mnata to the disciplinary committee for further action, and we ask all of our fans and members to remain calm and give the committee time to come up with a verdict. “
The Taifa Stars goalkeeper, who was recalled to start the match at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium, replacing the Kenyan Farouk Shikhalo, was at fault by the supporters after conceding the two goals which allowed Ruvu Shooting to reach 3 -2 and resulted in a Navy ending the match as Yanga claimed maximum points.
As the teams made their way to the tunnel, Mnata was seen showing a middle finger to the fans, who were waiting for him in the tunnel and despite the other players cooling off, the agitated keeper repeated the action again.
What did Yanga’s manager say?
After the game, Antonio Nugaz, Yanga’s media manager, did not openly blame Mnata for the two goals they conceded, but maintained that they deserved a clean sheet.
“Ruvu Shooting came to play football and our coach decided to ask the players to calm down and play their usual game and we are happy that they followed the instructions very well, we picked three points but it was not satisfactory in the end because our fans wanted a clean sheet, ”said Nugaza Goal.
“What I can say, we are happy with the three points, that’s what we wanted from Ruvu Shooting and now we want to move forward and tackle our remaining four matches, so we thank the players for the victory and most importantly Feisal’s performance. “
Feisal Salum – who scored a brace – and Saidi Ntibazonkiza guided the Citizen team to the vital victory while Emmanuel Martin and David Richard scored for the home team.
Citizen team had to wait until the 23rd minute for a goal: the administrative team failed to clear the ball from its danger zone and it was finally Fiston Abdul Razak who did well to put Salum. The Tanzania international then looped the ball from 20 yards to give his side a deserved lead.
Wananchi’s second goal came in the 32nd minute, a bad pass was intercepted by Deus Kaseke who freed his teammate Salum, and the attacking midfielder kept his cool to complete his brace, which is his third goal. in the league this season.
Martin reduced the deficit in the 70th minute as the Jangwani Street-based charges eased, but Ntibazonkiza restored a two-goal advantage 10 minutes later.
In the 82nd minute, Richard scored to establish a tense final, but Yanga held on to secure the crucial victory.