Minziro still fighting to help Mbao FC escape relegation

10Jul 2020
Adam Fungamwango
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Minziro still fighting to help Mbao FC escape relegation

MBAO FC, under the tutelage of Fred Felix 'Minziro', has continued to seek to escape relegation to the First Division League (FDL), after winning four consecutive matches in the Vodacom Premier League.

Fred Felix 'Minziro

The club has won all of the four outings at their backyard CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza.

On Wednesday Mbao FC posted 1-0 victory over Mtibwa Sugar, making it four wins on the trot for the Mwanza side since conceding 2-0 loss to Azam FC at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam on June 13.

Minziro disclosed that recording 12 points, his squad's previous target, has already been achieved and they are currently seeking to collect maximum points in matches to be played outside Mwanza.

"All games are currently extremely tough, collecting 12 points in home duels has already been achieved and it has put us in somewhat good position,'' he disclosed.

The coach noted they are still doing all they can to escape a drop to the FDL, as many outfits in the top flight are separated by a slim margin, insisting anything can happen.

He stated; ''We have amassed 35 points, but if you look most of the outfits have collected 36 points, others have 37 points, there are some that have registered 38 points, therefore mathematically the teams are separated by only one match.''

''Once you register victory, you move either two or three places up, therefore a team which will not prepare well will face the drop.''

Despite picking four wins on the trot, Mbao FC still holds 19th spot on the log, one place above the league's last spot.

Mbao FC has recorded 35 points in 34 matches, with four matches remaining.

Only one point separates the club with Mbeya City FC, Ndanda FC, Alliance FC and Lipuli FC that have posted 37 points each, and Mtibwa Sugar who have recorded 38 points.

After the defeat to Azam FC, Mbao FC reorganized to post 1-0 victory over Coastal Union.

Mbao FC later on cruised to 1-0 victory over Polisi Tanzania, the Mwanza side then thrashed Lipuli FC 2-0 and thereafter beat Mtibwa Sugar 1-0.