Yanga, Mtibwa showdown in league contest

DAR ES SALAAM: YOUNG Africans and Kagera Sugar are gearing up to face each other in an NBC Premier League showdown today at the Azam Complex, Dar es Salaam.

The two teams will clash for the second time this season after a goalless draw in their previous encounter at Kaitaba Stadium in Kagera.

Currently topping the league table with 65 points from 25 matches played, Yanga are on track for their third consecutive title, needing just three more wins to secure the crown.

Their opponents, Kagera Sugar, currently sit in the 7th spot with 30 points in their bank. Despite not tasting defeat in their last five matches, with four draws and one win, they face a tough challenge against the league leaders.

Also Read: ‘Simba still on title race’

Ahead of the match, Yanga Head Coach Miguel Gamondi expressed determination to secure three points, acknowledging the tough nature of the encounter.

“Kagera are good opponents, and we expect a tough match. Despite having limited time to prepare, we will give our best shot,” explained Gamondi.

Regarding their title aspirations, Gamondi emphasized the importance of maintaining a winning mentality while respecting all teams, especially as the league approaches its conclusion.

“As the league nears its climax, we are fortunate that our injured players are fit and ready to contribute 100 per cent in our final matches,” he added.

Meanwhile, Kagera Sugar Assistant Coach, Marwa Chamberi, affirmed their readiness to battle the Jangwani-based lads, recognizing their opponents’ quality, but expressing determination to secure crucial points.

“We anticipate a tough and challenging game, but we will play with focus and aim to leave with important points,” Chamberi said.

He emphasized the need to defend diligently against Young Africans’ potent attack while acknowledging the challenge posed by their opponents’ quality.

“Playing against the top team in the country, we will ensure we give our best performance to achieve a favorable result,” he noted.

Kagera Sugar player, Said Naushad, called upon their fans to show up in large numbers, so as to provide moral support for the team in their hunt for a victory.

“We are well prepared, and every player understands the importance of this match. With collective effort, I believe we can achieve a positive outcome,” said Naushad.

On the other hand, Yanga’s player Mahlatse Makudubela emphasized their goal of securing maximum points and urged fans to rally behind them.

In other Premier League fixture today, Mashujaa will take on Kinondoni Municipal Council (KMC) at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma

Related Articles

Back to top button