Former Serengeti Boys' skipper joins Serbian side

09Jun 2021
Ismail Tano
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Former Serengeti Boys' skipper joins Serbian side

FORMER Tanzania U-17 football team 'Serengeti Boys' skipper, Maurice Michael, is expected to start serving Spartak Subotika, which is participating in the Serbian Premier League, on a four-year contract.

Maurice Michael

The midfielder who is under Samaplayer Management has been in Serbia since February this year in the team's youth squad.

The company that manages him is led by Tanzania's national team 'Taifa Stars' skipper, Mbwana Samatta, and through Samatta's Instagram page he posted one of Michael's clips as the youngster featured in training with the team in Serbia.

Michael started playing in Spartak Subotika U-19 team and in August he will start serving in the senior team.

Samatta wrote on his page that after retiring from football he has many dreams that he wants to achieve but he cannot mention them all because he is likely to change his mind.

He noted: "I know a lot of people want me to help young people get to at least where I came from, that's my dream to help talented Tanzanian children achieve their dreams, that's what I will do.''

Samatta, who plays for Turkey outfit, Fenerbahçe, is currently in Dar es Salaam following the culmination o the league.

The attacker is at 'Taifa Stars' training to prepare for an international friendly match against Malawi.

In another development, Kinondoni Municipal Council FC's assistant coach Habibu Kondo has said that his team is continuing with training in preparation for the Vodacom Premier League match against Dodoma Jiji FC slated for June 17 this year at Jamhuri Stadium in Dodoma.

Kondo said they are still working on strategies, seeking to improve.

According to the coach, they are not only setting sight o the clash against Dodoma Jiji FC but also shaping up for the remaining five games so far.

He added that despite the competition KMC FC is expected to experience, he still believes that the team will do well and notch maximum points.

Kondo stated KMC FC is out to see to it ends in one o the top four spots in the Premier League.

He noted: "We've spent a lot of time without taking part in matches, but the strategy we set for ourselves as a team is to prepare well before the June 17 game, so we've played friendly matches, but also attend practice, and this week we'll have two more friendly matches before the clash against Dodoma Jiji FC.''

The KMC FC leadership has also made it clear that ending in the top four is what they need for the 2020/21 season.

Mara's Biashara United is as well in contention for one of the spots.

The KMC FC is positioned fifth with 41 points from 29 matches, whilst Biashara United sits fourth with 45 points after playing 30 matches.

Speaking recently, KMC FC information officer, Christina Mwagala, said that they need to finish fourth.

Christina noted: "The players know and so is the management, when the league resumes we will fight to collect three points and finish fourth in the Premier League, the preparations are well underway.''

She stated: "The competition is fierce and we have already started preparations considering that there is a long time left without participating in a match.''

"We will play friendly matches as well as continue to prepare more as our goals must be achieved and it is possible," the official disclosed.

KMC FC is currently preparing for its five matches to conclude the Premier League season.

The Kinondoni Municipal Council-owned outfit is expected to confront Dodoma Jiji FC, Mtibwa Sugar, JKT Tanzania, Simba, and Ihefu SC.

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