Azam seek solace in TZ Prisons duel 

THE second round of NBC Premier League continues with a blistering solo fixture when Azam welcome Tanzania Prisons at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam today.

After being bundled out of the CAF Confederation Cup on post-match penalties by Bahir Dar of Ethiopia, Azam have now directed all their energy to the top-flight league.

It is among the competitive league fixtures of the ongoing campaign as the Mbeya-based side searches for their first maximum points of the season.

Azam’s opening game of the calendar witnessed them cherishing a comfortable 4-0 win over debutants Kitayosce in a game that was prematurely ended in the first half.

They aim to maintain a 100 per cent start which is going to be guaranteed if they excel to stun their opponents and the game is timed to start from 9:00 pm.

In his remarks ahead of the match, Azam coach Youssouph Dabo reiterated that they are well prepared and looking forward to recording a second back-to-back win.

“We started the league positively and we want to continue with the same spirit and this is another opportunity for us to prove that we are serious this season,” he said.

On his part, Tanzania Prisons Assistant Coach Shaban Mtupah said they have succeeded in collecting mistakes that surfaced during their first league match of the season.

“We are aware that we face a team which enjoys good investment in their squad and have quality players but that does not scare us from believing in ourselves.

“Our players are physically, mentally and psychologically well drilled to battle for maximum points and that is the main reason we have come here,” he said.

Tanzania Prisons have one point from one game they played against Singida Fountain Gate that ended in a barren draw.

Tomorrow, the league action continues with one match pooling holders Young Africans against debutants JKT Tanzania at Azam Complex in the city.

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