DAR ES SALAAM: YOUNG Africans coach, Miguel Gamondi has envisioned a tough and close Dar es Salaam derby against Azam, saying there is no easy Premier League game.
The two clubs lock horns at Azam Complex in the city on Sunday for an electric league encounter, with each side salivating for a maximum of three points as the season gathers momentum.
It has been a good start to the campaign for the Chamazi-based Azam who from five games have managed four wins and a draw, hence are yet to taste the bitter pill in the contest.
“There are no easy games in the league, especially when teams play against Yanga…they become determined to produce good results over us.
“Azam is a big club and always give us tough matches; even the previous game we played in Tanga was difficult, as such this is also going to be a tough match but we are preparing to do our best on the day,” he said.
His player, Zawadi Mauya also forecasted a puzzling fixture against Azam, saying their opponents will come with a mentality to revenge the 2-0 setback suffered in the semifinals of Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) in Tanga.
“As players, we are aware that it will not be an easy match, hence the reason we are here drilling, so that in the end we should be able to register positive results,” he said.
Also, the team’s midfielder, Jonas Mkude remarked that Azam is a big club with quality players but “we are determined to do well on the day.”
Azam’s coach Youssoupha Dabo said morale in his team is pleasing, with each player looking forward to executing well his responsibilities on the day.
“We know what to do to continue with our best start of the season, it will be a difficult game but we are fully committed to do well and getting something positive from the game,” he said.
The Ice cream makers side go into the game sitting on second place with 13 points in the bag meaning that a triumph will see them getting back at the top of the table courtesy of 16 points.
For Yanga, they have annexed 12 points in five outings to accommodate third place on the log and have so far scored more goals (15) than any other team in the competition.