Yanga should brace for tough opposition from Mbao FC- coach

28Dec 2017
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Yanga should brace for tough opposition from Mbao FC- coach

MBAO FC head coach, Etienne Ngayiragije, has said it is not going to be easy for Yanga SC to beat his side when the two teams meet in the Mainland Premier League’s match at the former’s venue, CCM Kirumba Stadium, in Mwanza on Sunday.

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The Burundian tactician, on the one hand, said Mbao FC has good players capable of beating Yanga.

He said his players have trained well and are in great shape ready for the encounter.

“Firstly, it is good to play against Yanga, they are a good side and are the league’s defending champions, we are aware that the game is going to be tough, but we have prepared well for the encounter,” he said.

The coach further said the Sunday game will not be easy for both sides.

"It’s not going to be easy for us but it won’t be easy for Yanga SC either, we have quality and talented players who have been able to gell together for a good period and will be able to compete on Sunday,” he said.

On the other hand, Yanga are in good shape with the coming on their marksman, Amissi Tabwe, who had been nursing an injury for most of the first phase of this season.

Yanga have also been boosted by the presence of all of their first choice squad’s players except for Zambian striker Aubrey Chirwa who is reported to be back to his native country.

In other interesting games, third placed Azam FC will host Stand United at Azam Complex, Mbande in Dar es Salaam.

Azam FC head coach, Aristica Cioaba, said his side is looking forward to collecting three points.

“After an impressive performance in the Azam Sports Federation Cup our focus now is our next game against Stand United, it will be a very difficult game but my charges are ready for the encounter as they know the importance of the game,” the coach said.        

The weekend will also see coach Masoud Djuma make his first appearance as the head of Simba’s technical bench when the side faces Ndanda FC in Mtwara.

Burundian Djuma took charge of the team after management of the Msimbazi Street outfit had sacked head coach, Joseph Omog, last weekend.

The youthful coach recently told the media that he has enough experience to guide the team to new heights as he had experience working with star studded side in the past.

The tactician said he will make some changes which will not be bad to the team.

The coach is on record to have told his charges to forget the Azam Sports Federation Cup defeat in the hands of Green Warriors, who participate in the Second Division League.

He reminded his players that they can go all the way and lift the Mainland Premier League’s silverware this season.

The league’s other match to watch will see Singida United lock horns with Mjombe Mji. The game promises to be a thriller as both teams have proved that although they do not have much experience in the league they are good.


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