Tanzanian Vodacom Premier league Giants Young Africans officially unveiled Serbian born coach, Mr Zlatko Krmpotic as their new Head Coach after Burundian Cedric Kaze turned down the offer to go back and attend to his family back home.
Zlatko Krmpotic replaces Belgian Luc Eymael who was sacked after the climax of the 2019/20 season on grounds of racism.
Zlatko brings his vast five-year experience on coaching African football since coming on to the scene in 2015 as the assistant coach to Patrice Carteron while coaching Tout Puissant Mazembe.
From since then, he has been able to establish himself as the full head coach for six African teams in space of four years from four different countries.
And these include; TP Mazembe (DR Congo), Don Bosco (DR Congo), Zesco United (Zambia), Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana), APR (Rwanda), Polokwane City (South Africa).
During his playing days, he played for Yugoslavia national team and played most of his club football with Red Star Belgrade from 1977-1986.
Zlatko Krmpotic’s immediate task at Young is to assemble a team that will reclaim the club’s lost glory that has seen them witness their closest rivals Simba Clinch the VPL for three consecutive times.
With the Club already confirmed 13 new signings before the transfer window was closed on 31 August 2020.
Fighting for the league title would be the priority come next season 2020/21.
And perform better in the upcoming CAF champions league since they are set to represent Tanzania in the upcoming 2020/21 edition together with Simba SC.
The new signings are follows; Sarpong Micheal, Sogne Yacouba, Carlos Stenio, Ally Niyonzima, Yassin Mustafa, Zawadi Peter Manya, Abdallar Shaibu, Wazari Junior, Kibwana Ally Shomari, Farid Musa, Tarisila Kisinde, Bakari Mwamnyeto and Mukoko Tonombe.
Young Africans will be opening up their 2020/21 campaign on 6th September 2020 against Tanzania Prisons.
Zlatko Krmpotic’s coaching jobs on African continent.
2015 – TP Mazembe
2016 – Don Bosco
2017 – Zesco United
2018 – Jwaneng Galaxy
2019 – APR FC
2019 – Polokwane City FC
2020 – Young Africans.