Mbeya city all out to win point

01Sep 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Mbeya city all out to win point

VISITING Mbeya City are still in the Lake Zone region searching for more points in the unfolding Mainland premier soccer league this weekend.

kinnah phiri

The Southern Highland side has already played two matches without conceding a loss in their two week’s tour of the region.

Playing in their fourth season since gaining promotion into the top flight berth, Mbeya City were held to a barren draw with hosts Kagera Sugar on the opening day of the season last month.

The team went on to scoop three points at the expense of their hosts Toto Africa ain a match played at the CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza on August 28 to stay at the top of the premiership summit in share of the lead with four other teams.

Coached by former Malawian international Kinnah Phiri, Mbeya City have camped in Shinyanga while taking daily practise at the Kambarage Stadium ahead of their third match of the season against newly promoted Mbao FC on Saturday.

Coach Phiri says he will leave no stone unturned as his boys target to post the second victory and earn three more points.

It will be Mbao FC’s third appearance in their maiden season to play against the side that has massive experience with the premiership shockwaves.

Mbeya City will board a bus to their base in Mbeya to gear up for their first appearance at home against visiting Azam FC in the fourth round matches.

Coach Phiri thought training at the Kambarage Stadium would give his boys a huge psychological advantage to avoid peep by their opponents in Mwanza.

Other matches to be played on Saturday will involve teams other than Simba, Yanga and Azam that have their players featuring in the national soccer team, Taifa Stars which is on African nations qualifier duel in Nigeria on Saturday.

Matches lined up for Saturday are Kagera Sugar vs Mwadui, Stand United vs Toto Africa, Majimaji vs Mtibwa Sugar and JKT Ruvu against newly promoted African Lyon.