YOUNG Africans Head Coach Nasreddine Nabi hailed discipline and commitment of his charges for emerging 2-0 victors while Mbeya City Assistant Coach Antony Mwamlima conceded the defeat saying it is part of football.
A brace from Fiston Mayele sealed a 49-match unbeaten run in the NBC Premier League matching the same record stamped by English Premier League side Arsenal which they claimed from May 2003 to October 2004.
For Mayele, it was his second brace in two consecutive league matches and has since netted ten goals as he continues to be ruthless at the goal mouth of opponent teams.
“We played with discipline and commitment which helped us a lot to produce the important victory…and the rotation of players which we are compelled to do also is working well for us that is why we are able to stamp success,” said Nabi.
He added that with the rotations being made, he is pleased to see that players who are not regular starters are always showcasing good performance when given an opportunity to play and that is what he wants from his players.
“In order to be champions, each player should be willing to put it all on the battlefield and for now, getting maximum points is the most important thing we are all proud about,” he said.
He again said until now, his side is yet to reach at the performance level he wishes while insisting that they need to increase the work-rate in order to be well prepared before the commencement of the CAF Confederation Cup games.
Asked how he is balancing playing league matches during this world cup period, Nabi admitted that it is not easy to manage it since other players want to follow the World Cup finals.
“Of course, it is a tough moment, but we try to focus on the domestic league whenever we have an assignment to fulfill. It is good for them to watch world cup matches because they get additional skills vital in their football careers,” observed the Tunisian trainer.
On his part, Mwamlima conceded the downfall but congratulated his players for the good performance throughout the normal period of play.
“In football, you must respect final results which come after the game…we have lost and we turn our attention to the next game. As you saw, we also had a perfect game only that could not manage to get the results we wanted,” he said.