Azam FC ready for Mtibwa Sugar clash

07Apr 2021
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Azam FC ready for Mtibwa Sugar clash

VODACOM Premier League side Azam FC’s officials say their club is geared up for Friday’s league encounter against Morogoro’s Mtibwa Sugar at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam.

The league resumes this weekend after three weeks of suspension, given the country is observing 21 days
of national mourning following the death of former President, John Magufuli.

The suspension was further necessitated by Tanzania’s senior national football squad ‘Taifa Stars’ participation in Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Thabit Zacharia, Azam FC information officer, disclosed they are geared for the league restart and he called upon the outfit’s followers to attend the game.

He noted: “Our preparations are on track and we are satisfied with the fitness of the players.’’

‘’The coaches want to continue from where they left off, I’m calling on our supporters to come in their large numbers to cheer and motivate the team,” he said.

Azam FC, now placed third in the Vodacom Premier League’s table, has notched 44 points from 24 games.

Mtibwa Sugar are placed 12th in the table with 24 points from 22 games.

Zakaria said his team are in good shape after recovery of injured players and others who were with their
respective national teams.

“Our aim remains the same, clinching this season’s Vodacom Premier League’s title, we are eager to fulfill our mission and the good thing is that almost all of our players are back in the squad,” he said.

Azam FC has been boosted by the coming in of Prince Dube who has recovered from his knee injury.

The Zimbabwean attacker has notched eight Premier League goals this season.

Mtibwa Sugar’s information officer, Thobias Kifaru, is reported to have said they are prepared to fight so as
to win all of their remaining matches.

“We performed badly in some of our games, but now we are focusing on winning our remaining Premier League games.’’

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