Tanzania Prisons aim to qualify for CAF Champions League  

15Sep 2021
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Tanzania Prisons aim to qualify for CAF Champions League  

​​​​​​​RUKWA-based Tanzania Prisons FC leadership says the side has set out to win this season's Mainland Premier League and qualify for the 2022/23 CAF Champions League.

Tanzania Prisons FC's midfielders, Jumanne Elfadhili (L), and Adili Buha (R) seek to keep Simba SC midfielder, Larry Bwalya, in check as the teams met in a past Mainland Premier League clash, which took place at Dar es Salaam's Uhuru Stadium.

Tanzania Prisons FC information officer, Jackson Mwafulango, said his team has all that it takes to realize its dream for this season.

He said the team has intensified its preparations for the new season expected to kick off at the end of this month.

Prisons will kick off the campaign with an assignment against fellow Mbeya-based giants, Mbeya City FC.

The information officer said before the league kicks off, Prisons is doing all it can to perfect all its departments from goalkeeping to finishing.

Mwafulango said ahead of the kick-off the team will play four to five friendly matches against various outfits.

He said the team was on Monday expected to play away to Kyela Combine.

He said the team's leadership has confidence in the head coach, Salum Mayanga, and the players.

"We have set our targets, we want to become the league champions this season and qualify for CAF tournament, we have what it takes to realize our dreams,'' the official noted.

''We have players and technical panel headed by Salum Mayanga, we have also a management which is always available for the team, I believe we are capable of delivering the expected results," he said.

In the previous season, Tanzania Prisons proved to be a hard nut to crack when the club faced the top two teams, Simba SC and Yanga.

Prisons collected four points from Simba SC and two points from Yanga, despite performing well against the two giants.

The team finished in the seventh position with 44 points, this was attributed to a lapse in concentration by the players especially when they faced modest opponents.

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