AZAM FC Head Coach Youssouph Dabo is optimistic his team will perform well next season but he urged his players to work hard in the ongoing pre-season drills.
Dabo made the remarks before his squad left for Sousse, Tunisia, yesterday for a pre-season camp.
“From the few days we have trained, I have seen good and motivated players ready to work hard,” Dabo asserted.
Before departing, the Ice cream makers had a five-day training session at their Azam Complex Stadium in Chamazi, a territory where they play their Premier League matches.
The Senegalese tactician said he strongly believes the team’s new tactical bench will greatly improve the squad during their three-week pre-season drills in Tunisia.
After returning to Dar es Salaam at the end of this month, Azam will have a nine-day drills before pitting for their first 2023/24 game with Young Africans in the Community Shield.
It is christened Mini-tournament and the game will be staged at Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga.
Interestingly, both sides have new coaches making their debut to be competitive match, Yanga have recently signed the Argentinian trainer, Miguel Gamondi.
The three-week drills expect to yield the team’s success in both domestic and CAF Confederation Cup assignments.
Azam accomplished deals with four players in the transfer window, including Feisal Salum, Alassane Diao, Cheikh Sidibe and Gibril Sillah.
The two teams met at the same venue a few months ago in the Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) final, which Yanga won 1-0.