Yanga eager to shake off wobbly start in VPL           

05Oct 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga eager to shake off wobbly start in VPL           

VODACOM Premier League outfits, Young Africans SC (Yanga) and Coastal Union, have stepped up a flurry of mind games in the countdown to the two teams’ league match which will be played at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Yanga players train at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam recently to shape up for this season’s Vodacom Premier League and continental clashes.

Yanga will host Coastal Union in a game which promises more fireworks and entertainment.

The Jangwani Street based side will come into the game fresh from a 3-3 draw with Police Tanzania at the venue two days back.

Congolese goal getter, David Molinga, scored a brace and Mrisho Ngassa netted one for Yanga in the exciting duel, Police Tanzania’s striker, Ditram Nchimbi, netted three goals.

Speaking after the game against Police Tanzania, Hassan Bumbuli, who serves as Yanga information officer, said his side has now started a journey in the Premier League.

He said the 3-3 draw against Police Tanzania has motivated them to work harder in their next games.

He said after dropping two points the focus now is on the game against Coastal Union.

“We did not start the game well, but as time goes on the players picked up and we could have won it,” he disclosed.

“We got chances, but we did not put them to good use. Still more, collecting a point is not that bad, our focus is now on the next game against Coastal Union.”

Commenting on the Sunday game, Coastal Union head coach, Juma Mgunda, said he has seen how Yanga play and he has prepared his charges well for the game.

He said despite having failed to register a win in the previous league game against Ruvu Shooting, he was satisfied with performance of his charges.

The Tanga club managed 1-1 draw with Ruvu Shooting in the clash, which took place at the Major Isamuhyo Stadium in Dar es Salaam at the end of last month.

“In our last game we played well. We gave them pressure, only that we were just unlucky not to score more goals,” he disclosed.

“Yanga are the best side with good players, but my players are all ready for the game and I’m sure we will get good results, I’m saying so as we have prepared well.”