Katwila: Ihefu SC yet to garner promotion to Premier League

03May 2022
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Katwila: Ihefu SC yet to garner promotion to Premier League

MBEYA-based Championship League outfit Ihefu SC head coach, Zubeir Katwila, has said despite coming out victorious in two important matches played recently, the squad is not guaranteed promotion to 2022/23 Mainland Tanzania Premier League.

Ihefu SC's head coach, Zubeir Katwila.

Katwila revealed his outfit has hardly nailed a place in next season's Premier League, pointing out he sees there is a daunting task ahead of the squad because all remaining matches are tough.

Ihefu SC had last week played two games out of five remaining fixtures, with the outfit challenging Dar es Salaam-based club, DTB FC, in a quest for promotion to next season's top flight.

The Championship League leader, DTB FC, is also fighting for a place in the 2022/23 Premier League.

Ihefu SC emerged victorious in fixtures against Kitayosce FC, beating the latter 2-1 at the former's venue, Highland Estates Stadium, in Mbarali on April 23. 

The Mbeya squad moreover recorded the win in an away game against African Sports at Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga last Sunday, in which the former posted a 2-1 win.

Up to date, Ihefu SC has already played 27 games according to Championship League fixtures which have had the squad amassing 56 points, three adrift of league leader DTB FC.

The tactician revealed: ''I would like to say that these two matches have not guaranteed my team promotion to next season's Premier League, but to put things in perspective, anything can happen in the three remaining matches.''

''My players and I must pull up our socks to make sure we win all remaining matches," he said.

In the three remaining matches involving Ihefu SC, it will lock horns with Pan African, and JKT Tanzania FC at Highland Estates Stadium in Mbeya.

Ihefu SC will later battle it out in one away match against Ndanda FC which will be played at Nangwanda Sijaona Stadium in Mtwara.



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