Azam stagger from Ihefu defeat

AZAM Assistant Coach Kalimangong Ongala has admitted that the tream is  current run in away Premier League matches is embarrassing.

The Ice-cream makers went down 1-0 at Highland Estates Stadium in Mbarali, Mbeya on Monday afternoon in the last fixture of the league’s 25th round hence surrendering their maximum points.

With the slump, Azam are now in fourth place of the table with 47 points from 25 games, one point behind Singida Big Stars who have stamped 48 points after the same number of matches.

In a post-match interview, Azam’s Assistant Coach Kali Ongala admitted that they are going through a tough period especially in away matches hence a need to boost the psychological of players and technical bench members.

“I am very disappointed with the performance displayed today, we were poor in many areas and conceded a set-piece goal. Also, we did not create lots of scoring options.

“Let me take this opportunity to apologise to our fans for these unconvincing results and hopefully, we are going to do well in our next away match against Coastal Union which is also going to be tough,” Ongala said.

On the other hand, for Katwila, it was all smiles for him as they now sit on sixth place of the table with 33 points from 25-game outings.

“It was not an easy game as you saw but I am thankful for the obtained results because we worked hard for it. Defeating a team of Azam caliber is not an easy thing,” said Katwila.

He then cherished discipline among his players saying it played a big role in their important home win as they keep climbing up the league ladders.

They have since made a big U-turn after succeeding to deflate two giants Young Africans and Azam at their turf as they wait to host Simba at the same venue next month.

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