Yanga: It’s tall order vs Singida

YOUNG Africans Assistant Coach Cedric Kaze acknowledged his players for the 2-0 triumph while Singida Big Stars tactician Hans Van Pluijm bemoaned lack of aggressiveness among his charges.

The victory at Liti Stadium in Singida drove Yanga to a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and are just one win away from being declared season’s champions.

With three matches to go before the campaign ends, the three lined up fixtures for the defending champions are against Dodoma Jiji and two back to back away fixtures against Tanzania Prisons and Mbeya City.

Kaze said the Premier League win has been assailed, but they have a big task against the Singida-based side in their Azam Sports Federation Cup(ASFC) semifinal match at the same venue on Monday.

Kaze said it won’t be an easy game because it is a knock-out stage.

“The two quick goals we netted in the first half helped us a lot to control the match as we played at ease which was a positive gesture from the players.

“This enabled us to dominate the encounter and it boosted confidence of players as they believed that it was a very important game for us to emerge winners,” said Kaze after the game.

Commenting on their Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) semifinal game against Singida Big Stars at the same venue, Kaze said it will be a totally different match.

“It is not going to be an easy game because it is a knockout match as such, we will have to fully be prepared in order to come out with positive results,” he said.

He also expressed his delight on the performance of young striker Clement Mzize who netted the second goal on the day saying he is maturing.

“The good thing about him is that he is growing and whenever given a playing time, he shows his potential and this is what we want to see from him,” he said.

On his part, Pluijm said his charges lacked aggressiveness hence they were easily giving up ball possession thereby conceding two simple goals.

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