Mgunda upbeat on Queens’ victory

DAR ES SALAAM: AFTER a heated Dar es Salaam Women’s derby that saw Simba Queens win 3-1 against Yanga Princess, coaches expressed satisfaction with their squads’ performances.

Both coaches remarked after their encounter at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam where Simba Coach Juma Mgunda highlighted that it has always been a tough duel when they meet Yanga Princess.

He further noted that it needed a lot of tactical approach to outsmart the opponents and small mistakes have always been an advantage to either of the sides. “It was a tough match but my squad did a great job that’s why we grabbed all three points.

“As a coach after this amazing performance I would love to see my team focus on the next game,” he explained.

His counterpart, Charles Haalubono, acknowledged that it was a hard lesson, but worth it for the improvement of his squad.

“The team is improving; I see a lot of progress. We lost the game but we will keep pushing to have our best form,” he explained.

He said the early goals that Simba scored made his team lose focus, adding that the good part is they were able to create some chances. He also revealed that he had plenty to do on the squad after the derby. For he has seen what ought to be done to make the team better than before.

“After this match, I am capable of judging my players and trying to make things right,” he said.

Simba Queens player, Violeth Nicholaus pointed out that they were excited to win the match, as it boosted their morale in the title race.

She insisted that their goal is to reclaim their lost glory. Yanga Princess player, Irene Kisisa said the match was good in both tactics and physique. She highlighted they made few mistakes in the begining that led their opponents punish them.

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