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Azam switch focus on Mwadui clash

AFTER snatching vital away three points, Azam said they have switched their focus to their next game against Mwadui FC to be played at Mwadui Complex in Shinyanga tomorrow.

Azam beat Kagera Sugar 2-1 at Kaitaba Stadium in Kagera on Wednesday, to reap 40 points from 22 matches and cemented their third place on the league table as the season slowly approaches the finishing line.

Bryson Raphael opened the scoreboard for Azam before striker Prince Dube pumped in the second goal to enable Azam escape the tough territory unhurt with all three points in the bag.

The solace goal for Kagera Sugar was netted by Peter Mwalyanzi but it was not enough to give them the victory in the day hence another defeat for his side.

Azam Assistant Coach Vivien Bahati was the happiest man after the victory, saying they have switched their focus to the clash against Mwadui as they seek to press the top two to the limit.

“It was a hard fought match but we played really well today (Wednesday) and we deserved to win this match. The lads played according to the instructions” he said.

His comments were echoed by club's Information Officer Thabit Zakaria, who said “It was not an easy match at all but the most important thing is that we have managed to get essential three points and our focus now is on the next game against Mwadui on Saturday (tomorrow).”

On his part, Kagera Sugar coach Mecky Maxime said they were just unlucky on the day as they missed numerous scoring chances which could have given them maximum three points on the day.

“We have lost the game; it was not our intention to lose, as we fought hard to win.

“We have to switch our focus on the next matches. As a club, we have our targets for the season of which I cannot publicly declare but, I am confident that we will attain them,” he said.

With the defeat, Kagera Sugar have so far bagged 24 points from 22 outings and they need to win most of their remaining fixtures to avoid falling into the relegation trap.

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