The ‘Ice Cream Makers’ have vowed to overhaul the Jangwani giants owing to their current poor run of outcomes
Azam FC have maintained they’ll take full benefit of Yanga SC’s poor run of outcomes within the Mainland Premier League to maneuver prime of the desk.
The ‘Ice Cream Makers’ are among the many group nonetheless within the race to win the title and are at the moment mendacity third on the 18-team desk with 44 factors, six fewer than Yanga, who’re topping the log.
Yanga have had a nasty run within the second spherical of the league as they began with three straight attracts – 1-1 in opposition to Tanzania Prisons, 1-1 in opposition to Mbeya Metropolis, and 3-Three in opposition to Kagera Sugar – earlier than they recovered to edge out Mtibwa Sugar 1-0.
Nonetheless, after the win in opposition to the Sugar Millers, the Jangwani giants then suffered their first defeat of the season, 2-1 in opposition to Coastal Union, after which adopted it up with a 1-1 draw in opposition to Polisi Tanzania.
The outcomes pressured the group’s prime brass to fireside all the technical bench led by coach Cedric Kaze and moved to appoint Juma Mwambusi to take cost however on an interim foundation, as they seek for a everlasting coach to interchange the Burundian.
Azam’s Head of Info and Communication, Zakaria Thabit has mentioned earlier than the beginning of the season they’d set targets and the largest of all of them was to win the title and now they’re ready to make use of Yanga’s sluggish marketing campaign to maneuver prime of the desk.
“For the reason that starting of this season we put it very clear we have now one goal, and that is to ensure we try to complete within the prime place within the league,” Thabit mentioned as quoted by Sokalabongo. “So, we’re not below strain with the groups behind us, however we’re wanting on the as soon as above us and at the moment Yanga are the league’s desk toppers.
“Our aim is to try to win the video games forward of us to cut back the factors hole between us and them and if potential transfer previous them.
“The great factor is Yanga haven’t had a great run and so they have dropped a whole lot of factors, so it’s our accountability to utilize that benefit and win our matches so we are able to transfer above them, it’s potential and we are going to proceed to try and obtain it.”
In an earlier interview, Thabit confirmed they have been optimistic about having their star gamers Yahya Zayd and Prince Dube again from damage when the league resumes after it was pressured to a break following the demise of President John Pombe Magufuli.
The celebrities are the one casualties lacking in Azam’s squad after Zayd suffered a shoulder damage within the Mainland Premier League recreation in opposition to Mbeya Metropolis and needed to keep out of the sphere for six weeks.
In the meantime, Dube, who’s the group’s prime scorer at the moment with 9 targets, is affected by a thigh muscle damage, which he picked throughout the recreation in opposition to Mwadui FC and was required to remain out of motion for 2 weeks.
“We’ve obtained medical data from our docs about our two injured gamers Dube and Zayd,” Thabit defined on Friday. “The excellent news is the 2 stars are doing properly and are anticipated to begin mild coaching subsequent week sooner than anticipated, and we hope when the group resumes coaching from the break they are going to be prepared to hitch their teammates in preparation for our subsequent league video games.”
The damage to Dube in opposition to Mwadui was the second time Azam have misplaced the Zimbabwean ahead to damage, the primary one coming on the finish of the primary spherical of the league when he injured his left arm throughout their match in opposition to Yanga.