Geita Gold FC strategizes to secure NBC Premier League survival

By Seth Mapoli , The Guardian
Published at 11:17 AM Mar 29 2024
Geita Gold FC head coach Denis Kitambi.
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Geita Gold FC head coach Denis Kitambi.

GEITA Gold FC head coach Denis Kitambi is determined to steer his team to safety in the NBC Premier League as they enter the final stretch of the season.

With nine matches remaining, Kitambi emphasizes the importance of each game in ensuring the team’s survival.

Utilizing the two-week break in the league, Kitambi focused on addressing the team’s deficiencies that had led to several losses.

“We have given all the remaining nine matches the status of finals. Our goal is to ensure that we win to climb out of the difficult position we are currently in,” Kitambi stated.

Expressing confidence in his team’s capabilities, Kitambi highlighted the improvements made during the break.

“What gives me hope is the strengthening of our team after addressing the recurring mistakes.”

“Each player has a crucial role to play, and I expect them to fulfill their responsibilities to at least 75%,” he remarked.

Currently positioned 14th in the league standings with 21 points, Geita Gold FC faces the threat of relegation.

Kitambi is resolute in his determination to avoid relegation, recognizing the perilous nature of their current position, maintaining the 14th position is not acceptable.

“We cannot afford to be relegated, and we must fight to secure our place in the league,” he affirmed.

Reflecting on their recent performances, Kitambi acknowledged the team’s mixed results.

In their last five matches, Geita Gold FC secured only one victory, a hard-fought 1-0 win against Tabora United.

However, they suffered defeats against league leaders Yanga and newly-promoted side Mashujaa FC.

Despite the challenges, Geita Gold FC managed to secure draws against Kagera Sugar and Kinondoni Municipal Council FC.

“Our recent performances have been inconsistent, but we have shown glimpses of our potential. We must build on our strengths and improve in areas where we have fallen short,” Kitambi explained.

With the season entering its crucial phase, Kitambi urged his players to remain focused and determined.

“We cannot afford to drop points in the remaining matches. Each game is vital, and we must approach them with determination and unity,” he emphasized.

As Geita Gold FC prepares to face their remaining opponents, Kitambi and his team are committed to giving their all to secure their place in the NBC Premier League.

With a renewed sense of purpose and determination, they aim to overcome the challenges ahead and achieve their objective of survival in the top flight.