More trouble for wobbly Majimaji

27Sep 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
More trouble for wobbly Majimaji

WINLESS Majimaji are expected to host visiting Stand United at their Majimaji Stadium as the Mainland premier soccer league turns into its seventh round on Saturday.

Without a point in six back-to-back matches, the Songea-based side will be looking for their first win of the season at the expense of their visitors.

The Songea top flight side has been enduring torrid season after failing to post victory in all of the season’s opening six matches as their fans are perplexed on how best the Lizombe boys are planning to reverse the undesirable trend.

Unless they come up with a different approach, Majimaji must improve their striking force and plug holes at the rear before transforming themselves as a formidable side to synchronise with the premiership’s pace.

It will certainly be a huge improvement for Majimaji should they pull the first victory of the season over the seemingly competent opponents who are second on the standings table.

Stand United remain unbeaten after six rounds of the league and their weekend victory over holders Young Africans has for sure given the team huge psychological boost ahead of the Songea entourage.

Stand United will be travelling to Songea with a simple mission of defeating their hosts so as to intensify title bid or respectable finish in the premier soccer league.

Still coached by Frenchman Patrick Liewig, the boys from Shinyanga seem to be in shape to cause havoc to their opponents as the season continues to unfold.

Liewig who previously coached Simba Sports Club, has already acquired sufficient knowledge and experience of the Mainland Tanzania premiership.

Majimaji must shuffle their cards right to tame their very next visitors as home ground advantage is not the only weapon sufficient to subdue their tourists.

Stand United know what it takes to win matches after winning three and drawing as many matches to haul twelve points and stay at the heels of runaway leaders, Simba.

Trouble-ridden Majimaji have already lost matches at home to Tanzania Prisons during the opening day, Mtibwa Sugar and Ndanda as coach Peter Mhina experiences possible loss of confidence from fans.

On paper, Majimaji looks to be the pre-match pushovers going by the Stand United’s pedigree ahead of the Saturday encounter. However, football has its own miracles as no team in the world has been capable of maintaining unbeaten display.