Mbeya City FC targets to excel in 2018/19 VPL

29Dec 2017
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Mbeya City FC targets to excel in 2018/19 VPL

MBEYA City football club said it has put all its efforts for next season's Mainland Premier League as the side has lost hope on securing one of the top three positions this season.

The team is currently positioned 12th in the top flight tournament's standing with 11 points.

The outfit's secretary general, Emmanuel Kimbe, said the 2017/2018 Mainland Premier League has not been good to the side and it is now focusing on the next season.

Kimbe attributed his team struggles this season to the change of coach and financial constraints.

"We must confess that we are not at our best this season, the problems are very complicated, changes in the technical panel and financial constraints stand out of the rest," he said.

The official assured his club's fans and the rest of domestic football lovers that the club with come out stronger next season as the management is working on the shortfalls.

He said he hopes the supporters will embrace the move as the club's management is looking to reorganizing the team. 

"We are focusing on making certain of our presence in the league this season, I can assure all people who love our club that we will come out stronger next season," he said.

The Mbeya side has showcased tactical deficiencies in its recent matches in the league.

The club is coached by Burundian tactician Nsanzurwimo Ramadan, who replaced Malawian coach, Kinna Phiri.

Phiri, who is now coaching Mochudi Centre Chiefs of Botswana, parted ways with the Tanzanian club midway through his three-year contract over contractual payments disputes.