Ihefu FC will avoid relegation to FDL, says head coach   

20Feb 2021
Ismail Tano
The Guardian
Ihefu FC will avoid relegation to FDL, says head coach   

​​​​​​​VODACOM Premier League (VPL) side Ihefu FC's head coach Zubeir Katwila says his outfit has improved in the tournament's second round following good results the squad has notched in the previous two outings.

Ihefu FC's head coach Zubeir Katwila.

The Mbeya-based side recorded four points in the fixtures, beating Ruvu Shooting 2-0 at Mabatini ground in Coast Region and holding Mtibwa Sugar to 1-1 draw in Morogoro.

Katwila stated: ''My players have improved a lot once we sat down and discussed a number of things related to the performance especially in the remaining matches and its importance, the mini transfer period has also helped us find experienced players who have added something to the squad.''

He added: ''We started with the technical bench meetings and the top team leaders (directors) gave us only a few goals, including seeing to it the side remains in the Premier League next season, so that we can reorganize our participation for another season."

The victory over Ruvu Shooting was the turning point for the side's coach Katwila, who claimed to be the one who had officially started the quest for seeing to it the side maintains its place in the league.

Commenting on their plans, Katwila said: “We are well aware that we are still not in a very good position in the league standings.''

He revealed; "So we have started, and we will continue to fight to make sure we get good results in our next games so that we can save ourselves from the tragedy of relegation.''

Ihefu FC defied the odds to cruise to 2-0 victory over Ruvu Shooting, lately perceived as one of tough outfits in the top flight, in Coast Region.

Mtibwa Sugar were Ihefu FC's next opponents in a tie, which ended with the clubs locked to the 1-1 draw.

The results have had Ihefu FC placed 16th in the 18-team league's standing.

Ihefu FC has notched 17 points in 20 game, the club has eight fixtures, slated to be played at their home venue, excluding matches against Simba, Yanga and Azam FC.

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