Azam FC vows to improve striking force 

20Oct 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
The Guardian
Azam FC vows to improve striking force 

​​​​​​​AZAM FC is eager to find a solution to failure to fully exploit scoring opportunities in the squad's various fixtures.

Azam FC head coach, George Lwandamina. PHOTO: COURTESY OF AZAM FC.

The NBC Premier League club has yet to notch a victory in two top-flight games it has taken part in.

In the first fixture, the outfit recorded a 1-1 draw with Coastal Union in Tanga and the following tie ended with the club conceding a 2-1 loss to Polisi Tanzania in Moshi.

Azam FC assistant coach Vivier Bahati said they were determined to make sure they win in the Tuesday clash against Namungo FC in Dar es Salaam to make sure they get back to winning ways.

Bahati pointed out before the tie: "We have reviewed back as a technical bench and we have made sure that every player who is in front of opponents' goal converts chances into goals.''

Azam FC assistant skipper, Bruce Kangwa, disclosed they were in high morale given they are not satisfied with the trend of results and they are ready to make sure they bring back happiness to their team's fans.

The fullback pointed out: "We are saddened by these results, we have sat down as players looking back on the bad results we were getting and now we are ready to fight for the Azam FC logo."

Namungo FC was heading into the Tuesday fixture with better chances to clinch a win due to their opponents' poor start and absence of senior players, after the southern Killers

The Lindi-based club got off to a good start, trouncing Geita Gold FC 2-0 and later registering a 1-1 draw against Kagera Sugar.

Azam FC started with the draw, they have not won a single game this season.

They were to host Namungo FC which is still unbeaten, winning the opener and notching a draw in the second.

The tactician revealed: "We have started the league very slowly, but tomorrow (Tuesday) we will work hard to make sure we get the victory so that we can  achieve our goals."

"Of course we didn't start the season well. We shared the points against Coast Union on a 1-1 draw and lost 2-1 to Polisi Tanzania but we will make sure we win and get our spirit back, something that our fans want us to do.''

The assistant coach disclosed the club will miss the injured forward Prince Dube, but the rest of the players were fit for yesterday's clash.

Senior footballers, skipper Aggrey Morris, Salum Abubakar, and Mudathir Yahya, were the players that stood out to be out of the clash after facing suspension due to lack of discipline.

Coach Bahati pointed out the lack of goals in his club is not due to a lack of coaching tactics and technique but a lack of concentration for players when they are in front of opponents' goals and it is an aspect they have worked on in the training ground.