Namungo FC optimistic of progressing to CAF Confederation Cup's

30Mar 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Namungo FC optimistic of progressing to CAF Confederation Cup's

NAMUNGO FC players are in top preparations heading to this season's CAF Confederation Cup's group stage fixture against Nkana FC of Zambia which is expected to be played in Dar es Salaam on April 4.

Namungo FC

The Tanzanian outfit's skipper Hamis Fakhi said they are still preparing to make sure they do well in the continetal tournament's clash.

Speaking to The Guardian, Fakhi said the game is important for them to win and restore hope to their fans.

"We were hurt by losing the previous game against Egypt's Pyramids FC, we don't want to lose another game at home, we are ready and our goal is to win the upcoming game against Nkana,'' he said.

Fakhi said with good preparation they zeroed in on under their coaches, they will fight to very best of their ability and effort to achieve the goal they set for themselves.

Namungo FC's head coach, Hemed Suleiman, further pointed out he believes his squad will do well and surprise people in the outfit's next four fixtures in the competition.

Namungo FC experienced a poor start to the group stage games, losing their first two clashes against Raja Casablanca of Morocco and Egypt's Pyramids FC in Group D.

Raja Casablanca handed Namungo FC 1-0 loss in the opening tie in Morocco.

The Tanzanian side went on to concede a 2-0 loss to Pyramids FC in the second fixture, which took place in Dar es Salaam.

The Lindi-based outfit is thus placed third in the tournament's group with no point.

Nkana, placed at the bottom of Group D, equally have no point, having played two fixtures.

The bottom two outfits will lock horns at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on April 2.

Commenting on their plans, Suleiman said: “We are continuing with rehabilitation practice, addressing our weaknesses, and we are well prepared for our next game against Nkana which will be played  early in April.''

He noted: "For us we believe that although we are not in a good position in the standing, there are high hopes of being able to do well in our remaining four games and get amazing results for people who think we have no chance to move forward.''

The game can be tough as both teams are on the basement of the Group D's table with no point after losing two games.

Pyramids FC enjoy the driver's seat in Group D with six points, followed by Morocco's Raja Casablanca that have also notched six points whilst having inferior goal difference.

Third-placed Namungo FC and bottom-placed Nkana need good results to position themselves well in the group.

Namungo FC is a new team, making its debut participation in the continental club tournament.

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