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Azam step up chase for title

12th February 2013
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Azam FC

Stout as the team looks at this stage of the Mainland premiership, Azam FC has intensified title chase after posting three back-to-back wins since the second half of the season kicked off last month.

 

With 33 points in their collection kit, Azam are pilling pressure on pace makers Young Africans to play cautiously.

 

Azam have played one more game than Yanga who wind up their 16th round with a date against relegation-haunted African Lyon at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam tomorrow.

 

The rest of the remaining 12 tams have not managed to hit the 30-point mark including title holders Simba who are experiencing a turbulent season.

 

Azam’s striking force has been terrific in the past three matches having scored ten goals while its defence has conceded paltry three goals.

 

The ice cream makers have JKT Ruvu as their next opponent at their base in Chamazi on February 20.

 

 Three days later the side has a date against league leaders Yanga at the national Stadium in a match that would open up predictions as who will be on track for the title.

 

 Since joining the top flight berth in 2008/9 season Azam have been finishing third place up to the previous season when they were runners-up.

 

 The club’s management has a huge crusade to lift the Mainland premiership title for the first time in history but have to workout a formula to brush aside dominant Simba and Yanga.

 

However, Azam that looks to have all the arsenals for title chase have sometimes lost matches to unheralded sides besides Simba and Yanga much to the amazement of domestic fans.

 

The habit of becoming complacent has cost the team fortune particularly in the previous seasons where they would have clinched the title.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN