Mbeya City FC upbeat despite successive defeats in VPL

21Nov 2017
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Mbeya City FC upbeat despite successive defeats in VPL

MBEYA City FC said it still optimistic its technical panel will turn the club's fortunes around in the forthcoming Mainland Premier League game, much as the outfit has recorded three successive defeats.

Mbeya City FC players celebrate a goal they registered in a past Mainland Premier League's match in Dar es Salaam.

The club's information officer, Shah Mjanja, said it is painful that the team, which has been positioned eighth in the league's standing, has lost three games in a row.

He, though, assured the outfit's supporters that the technical panel, headed by Burundian Ramadhan Nsanzurwimo, will turn the club's fortunes around.

After 10 games in the Mainland Premier League, Mbeya City FC has won three games, registered draw in two and lost five.

The outfit's three successive defeats came in the games against Azam FC, Simba and Yanga. 

Mbeya City FC suffered a 1-0 defeat to Azam at the latter's venue, Azam Complex, in Dar es Salaam and, thereafter, lost to Simba by the same margin at the Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya.

The outfit then lost 5-0 to Yanga, who are also the league's defending champions, in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.

"The technical panel is doing all it can to see to it that the team is recording the desired results and I'm sure our results will improve," he revealed.

"I know it's very painful but I'm asking our supporters to be patient as things will change for better.”

In the past three games, Mbeya City FC's displays left a lot to be desired, as the squad's players failed to score a single goal.

The outfit's assistant coach, Mohammed Kijuso, promised to work on the team's shortfalls.

He said although his side managed to play good football, it failed to make the most of the scoring chances it created.

“We didn't plan to come here to lose but that is part of football, there are many things which we have noted and we will work on them and hopefully we will come back stronger and better," he said.

Yanga outclassed Mbeya City FC in all departments and the former's Zambian striker, Aubrey Chirwa, registered a hat-trick and winger, Emmanuel Martin, scored two goals.