Assistant coach Jamhuri Kihwelu ‘Julio’ has accused government officials responsible for sports of not supporting Serengeti Boys as they prepare to face Congo Brazzaville tomorrow in Dar es Salaam.
The Under-17 team will host their counterparts Congo Brazzaville in the African Nations Cup qualifiers, first leg match at the National Stadium.
Julio said that with only one day to go, no government official had turned up to support the team financially or psychologically.
“We are now struggling to prepare the team on our own but when we win you will see government officials joining the team, start giving comments as if they are people who contributed to the success of the team,” he stated, insisting that the squad “will not be ready to allow those opportunists leaders to come into the team this time around.”
“This is the time we need assistance from government officials most but they are nowhere to be seen. It is pains a lot,” Julio affirmed.
He said whenever the team performs well government officials hijack the team as if they are the ones who prepared the team.
Meanwhile, Serengeti Boys head coach Jacob Michelsen has asked city residents to come up in big numbers to support their team tomorrow.
He said the presence of the fans at the stadium will motivate the players.
“We have prepared well to face the visitors,” he said in assurance.