KMC FC gear up for new season with intensive training camps

By Seth Mapoli , The Guardian
Published at 06:00 AM Jul 10 2024
Photo: Courtesy of KMC

KMC FC commenced their official training camp in Bagamoyo yesterday, signaling the start of their preparations for the upcoming 2024/2025 season.

The team is gearing up to compete in the Premier League and the Federation Cup.

The club’s pre-season schedule is meticulously planned. After spending two days in Bagamoyo, KMC will head to Zanzibar for a two-week training camp. This stint in Zanzibar aims to provide the team with intensive training sessions in a conducive environment. 

On July 26, the squad will return to Dar es Salaam briefly before traveling to Morogoro for a high-profile charity match against Miami Eagles FC, a club from the United States.

The charity match in Morogoro is anticipated to be a significant event, offering KMC an opportunity to showcase their new signings and fine-tune their strategies ahead of the competitive season. 

Following this, the team will return to Dar es Salaam to finalize their preparations for the Premier League’s opening matches.

KMC have bolstered their squad with several notable signings, aiming to improve their performance from the previous season. New acquisitions include Nickson Mosha, Jean Nyezimana from Burundi’s Vital’ O, Oscar Paul from Kenya’s Kakamega Homeboys, Fabien Mutombora, Salum Stopper, and Ajoh Austin from Cameroon’s Union Sportive FC. 

These additions are expected to bring fresh energy and skill to the team, enhancing both their defensive and offensive capabilities.

The club has also retained the services of head coach Abdi Hamid Moalin (pictured), extending his contract by one year. 

The management expressed their satisfaction with Moalin’s performance and leadership, which played a crucial role in the club’s respectable finish last season. 

Under his guidance, KMC secured the fifth spot in the Premier League standings, accumulating 37 points from 30 matches, with a record of eight wins, 13 draws, and nine losses.

Moalin’s approach and tactical acumen have earned him the trust of both the management and the players. His ability to foster team cohesion and extract the best performances from his squad has been instrumental in their recent successes. As they head into the new season, Moulin’s leadership will be pivotal in navigating the challenges ahead and aiming for a higher finish in the league.

The training camp in Bagamoyo is seen as a crucial phase in KMC’s pre-season preparations. The serene environment in Bagamoyo provides an ideal setting for the team to focus on their training regimes, build physical fitness, and strategize for the upcoming fixtures. The subsequent camp in Zanzibar will further intensify their preparations, offering varied training routines and team-building activities.

KMC’s management is optimistic about the upcoming season, confident that the strategic signings and the retained leadership of Moalin will steer the club towards greater achievements. 

The new players have seamlessly integrated into the squad, showing promising synergy during initial training sessions.

The charity match against Mayam Eagles FC is expected to draw significant attention, serving both as a crucial preparatory game for KMC and a platform to engage with the community and promote the sport. This match will also provide fans with a first glimpse of the new signings in action, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.