KMC FC announces strong squad for Mbeya, Rukwa trips 

13Jan 2022
Michael Mwebe
The Guardian
KMC FC announces strong squad for Mbeya, Rukwa trips 

​​​​​​​KINONDONI Municipal Council (KMC) FC is on its way to Rukwa to begin a new era after the sacking of head coach, John Simkoko, and his assistant, Habibu Kondo, last week.

Kinondoni Municipal Council (KMC) FC fullback, Kelvin Kijiri (2nd R), keeps Mtibwa Sugar striker, Riphat Khamis, in check during this season's NBC Premier League match that took place in Morogoro last year. PHOTO: COURTESY OF KMC FC

The Kinondoni tax collectors will be led by newly appointed head coach Thierry Hitimana, when they face Prisons in the NBC Premier League at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Rukwa on Sunday.

Hitimana, the former Simba SC assistant coach, took charge of KMC FC immediately after he was appointed on January 6 and has been busy with his tuning his squad ahead of the league resumption this weekend.

KMC FC will have another away game against Mbeya Kwanza FC on January 21 at the Sokoine Memorial Stadium in Mbeya.

Things have been going well for Hitimana in the lead-up to their two away games.

By all indications, the head coach is happy to have a strong and fit squad of players training.

Christina Mwagala, KMC FC's Communication, and Media Officer, told the press: "We are going to play two tough away matches with a head coach who has joined the squad recently.''

She stated: ''Our focus in training has been getting good results, we are going to fight for the much-needed six points.”

She added all players are fit and in high morale which will help them in their quest for victory as they push to climb high in the league standings.

KMC FC sits in 11th place on the log, having managed three victories in 11 encounters so far this season.

The outfit drew 1-1 in its last league assignment against Ruvu Shooting, which took place in Dar es Salaam last year.

Christina pointed out: “All teams we are going to play against are tough and very competitive, and away matches are always very challenging, so we are going for the two games knowing very well we are in for a tough fight to assert our status.''

''KMC FC is a great team with players who are capable of fighting for the interests of the club.’’