Geita Gold FC set to face Kagera Sugar test in NBC Premier League

20Nov 2021
Joseph Mchekadona
Bukoba
The Guardian
Geita Gold FC set to face Kagera Sugar test in NBC Premier League

​​​​​​​THIS season's NBC Premier League rookie, Geita Gold FC, says it is ready for this afternoon's league encounter against Kagera Sugar at Kaitaba Stadium in Bukoba.

Geita Gold FC information officer, Hemed Kivuyo, said the team has prepared well for the game and today's showdown is, therefore, a must-win for his side.

Kivuyo said the match was initially to be played in the evening but, due to unfinished fixing of floodlights at the venue, the game will be played in the afternoon.

The officer was adamant the situation will not deter his team from notching good results.

He said Geita Gold FC has not tested any victory in the NBC Premier League and today's game will mark the beginning of good results to be registered by the newly promoted premier league side.

''In our previous games, we played well but, at the same time, made some schoolboy errors which cost us, this time, morale in the camp is very high.''

''All players are fit and ready for the game, we are looking at nothing short of victory, yes we have not been performing well but we have agreed that the Kagera Sugar tie should mark the beginning of good results for our team,'' Kivuyo noted.

''We were told that the match will be played in the evening but it has been pushed forward to 4 pm as the works of fixing the floodlights at the stadium have not been completed, but come what may, we are ready for the game,” he said.

Geita Gold FC's next matches will be fixtures against Simba SC and Kinondoni Municipal Council FC in Dar es Salaam and Kivuyo said they are ready for both encounters.

“After the Kagera Sugar clash, we will travel to Dar es Salaam where we are to face Simba SC and KMC FC, we are not sure if our game against Simba SC will take place as our colleagues will be in CAF Confederation Cup playoff assignments but whatever the case, we are ready for the fixtures,'' he said.

Commenting on the rumours which are linking his side to roping in the attacker, Ditram Nchimbi, who recently left Yanga, Kivuyo said his club will, on Sunday, will make known its recruits and players to be released.

''For now, what I know is that Nchimbi is a Yanga player, he still has a contract with them, it is unethical to discuss on a player of another team but on Sunday we will make our new players and players to be released known, the aim is to see our club perform well in the NBC Premier League,” he said.

Other NBC Premier League games slated for today will involve league leaders Yanga playing away to Namungo FC at Ilulu Stadium.

The game promises to be more entertaining as both teams have vowed to collect maximum points.

Yanga's spokesma Haji Manara said they are ready for the game against Namungo FC.

''We are ready for them, we want to collect maximum points, we aim to win this season's NBC Premier League top honour, we respect our opponents but it’s the return of the champions, gaining maximum points is what matters most,” he said.

Yanga will in today's match depend on its players including Fiston Mayele, Khalid Aucho, Ducapel Moloko, Bakari Mwamnyeto, and Feisal Salum, who of late has been playing well for the league leaders.

Namungo FC head coach, Hemed Suleiman, said they have prepared well for the match and promised his team's supporters it will notch good results.

''Yanga are a good side with good players but we also have many good players and we have prepared well for the game, we aim to collect maximum points, I'm asking all our supporters to come in large numbers and cheer their team,” he said.

Namungo FC will depend on the services of, among others, in-form Obrey Chirwa, David Molinga, and Reliants Lusajo.

Other games in round six of NBC Premier League today will see Mbeya City FC take on Mtibwa Sugar at Sokoine Stadium and KMC FC come up against Azam FC at Uhuru Stadium while Dodoma Jiji FC is to confront Biashara United at Jamhuri Stadium in the only match on Sunday in Dodoma.

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