Yanga wary of Kagera Sugar resistance

YOUNG Africans Assistant Coach Cedric Kaze said they have prepared well to battle for maximum points as they host Kagera Sugar in the Premier League match at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam today.

The two teams meet for the second time this season both of them targeting to haul maximum points as the season is close to the finishing line.

In their first meeting of the campaign, Yanga enjoyed a 1-0 win  at a water soaked CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza with Clement Mzize netting the solitary goal on the day  from Feisal Salum’s cross.

As such, the Kagera-based giants will be trying to reverse the deficit by upsetting the reigning champions who eye to defend the league title for the second time in a row.

“We are well prepared for the match even though the fixtures are jam-packed as we parade in Azam Sports Federation Cup, CAF Confederation Cup and Premier League of which the games are just too close, but we have to engage them,” Kaze said.

He then reiterated that his charges have been groomed to compete for good results regardless of the contest they are in and that he is hopeful to emerge winners over their opponents.

Moreover, Kaze conceded that the first game against Kagera Sugar in Mwanza was among the toughest they have played this season and that he is looking forward to another fresh match.

“For now, we have a depth squad because most players who were on injury list have recovered and are now fit to be included in the first team though they will be slowly given a playing chance as their match fitness levels are yet to be high,” he said.

He also insisted that as the season goes to the wire, generating maximum points is very important in order to fulfill the objectives of the club.

On his part, Kagera Sugar Assistant Coach Marwa Chamberi said they will play the game without any pressure and that his players are ready for the encounter.

“We are facing a big team with quality players, but that does not scare us to fight for good results, we are going to do our part so that in the end, we can have what we are searching for,” he said.

He also pointed out that they are in need of three points for the sake of ascending up the league table and that is what will make them fully focused on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes of play.

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