Tanzanian giants Young Africans SC have announced the departure of head coach Nasreddine Nabi, who has been linked with a move to Kaizer Chiefs.
Nabi, 57, won back-to-back treble with Younga and also reached the CAF Confederations Cup final, where they lost to USM Alger on away goals.
Earlier this week, Chiefs’ leadership opened official talks with Nabi, who also has offers from other clubs in Africa.
He is currently in talks with Amakhosi over potentially replacing Arthur Zwane but at the moment, things remain touch and go as the two parties have yet to agree on personal terms, while he’s received offers from North Africa and the Gulf.
On Wednesday, Yanga announced the coach’s departure, saying Nabi “asked to leave so that he could have a new challenge”.
“The leadership of Young Africans Sports Club would like to inform the public that it has reached an agreement to part ways with its coach Nasreddine Nabi after the coach asked not to extend a new contract,” read the official statement.
“Coach Nasreddine Nabi’s contract with Young Africans Sports Club has ended at the end of this season. After the end of the contract, the leader of Young Africans Sports Club met with Coach Nabi for negotiations to sign a new contract. But Nabi asked to leave so that he could have a new challenge.
“As the Head Coach of Young Africans Sports Club, Nabi has managed to win two NBC Premier League titles, two Azam Confederation Cup titles, two Community Shield titles and lead our team to the final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
“The leadership of Young Africans Sports Club thanks Coach Nabi for his contribution throughout the period he worked for our team and wishes him all the best in his journey.
“In addition, the leadership of the Young Africans Sports Club has started the process of finding him. The new coach who will replace Coach Nasreddine Nabi.”
According to a source,there has been specifications that Kaizer Chiefs might not sign Nasreddine Nabi as their Head Coach because his services are very high and the club might need to clock out millions.