PAMBA FC Spokesman, Johnson James has confirmed Hassan Banyai in their technical bench as the new head coach.
The Mwanza-based First Division League side is struggling to return to the Premier League and regain its former status as one of the best teams.
Banyai has coached various teams including Ashanti of Dar-es-salaam, Ruvuma’s Maji Maji, Njombe Mji FC and Moro United.
Banyai, according to the team’s spokesman, has signed a one-year contract with Pamba, replacing the former head coach, Venance Kazungu.
James said after bringing in the new head coach, they have now shifted focus to recruiting players who can strengthen the squad ahead of the next league season which officially begins in September this year.
He said they are waiting for Banyai to recommend players he needs before signing them. He added that their target is to finish at the top in the FDL so as to earn a promotion to the top flight league next season.
Banyai posses Licence A of CAF and he has also played for Toto African and Singida United as a defender. Pamba FC was among the best teams in the country during their heydays.
They won Union cup and Premier League titles.
They also produced the country’s best players like the late Ibrahim Magongo, Ibrahim Bitebo, Fumo Felician and Madata Lubigisa.