Coastal Union head coach issues warning to Yanga    

15Jan 2022
Ismail Tano
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Coastal Union head coach issues warning to Yanga    

​​​​​​​COASTAL Union's head coach, Melis Medo, has warned the 2021/22 NBC Premier League leader, Yanga, not to expect good results when the outfits lock horns in the top-flight match at the CCM Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga on Sunday.

Coastal Union head coach, Melis Medo (C), instructs his players during a recent training session that took place in Tanga. PHOTO: COURTESY OF COASTAL UNION

The league leader has not managed to post a victory over Coastal Union at the CCM Mkwakwani Stadium for several seasons.

The situation has made this weekend's duel an eagerly-awaited clash.

Medo, a US tactician, disclosed the game will be tough, but his main goal is to make sure his outfit performs well and get three points on the home turf.

"The game will be good and tough. It's no secret that Yanga is good and has good players, but it should be noted that last season they lost a tie here so with us having a better team this season, they should prepare for stiff opposition,'' the coach stated.

He said Coastal Union will not let Yanga walk all over them simply because they lost the previous game at home against Mtibwa Sugar.

The coach was adamant that they will not easily succumb to their opponents.

Coastal Union conceded a 1-0 loss to Mtibwa Sugar at Mkwakwani Stadium on December 28 last year.

Mtibwa Sugar midfielder, Salum Kihimbwa, netted the lone goal for the club from a penalty to help his club collect three points.

Yanga has not registered victory in a match against Coastal Union at Mkwakwani Stadium for seven consecutive seasons.

The last time Yanga won the match at the stadium was on February 4, 2015.

The club cruised to a 1-0 win over Coastal Union thanks to the then skipper Nadir Haroub 'Cannavaro' goal on the 11th minute of the game.