Yanga head coach unhappy with attackers' profligacy

12Oct 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga head coach unhappy with attackers' profligacy

YANGA head coach, Nasreddine Nabi, has said he is not happy with the way his team is not making the most of chances to score so the outfit's current camp seeks to address the weakness.

Yanga players participate in training in Dar es Salaam recently to shape up for 2021/22 NBC Premier League, and Azam Sports Federation Cup. PHOTO: COURTESY OF YANGA

The NBC Premier League outfit had recently contemplated having a camp in Arusha at a time the domestic top flight was on a break, giving room for international matches.

The Jangwani Street-based outfit's leadership thereafter opted to let the players have a camp in Dar es Salaam to avoid inconveniencing the team's footballers that have been called up to their countries' national teams.

The Tunisian tactician said he is not happy with the way the strikers wasted clear chances in the two games his side took part in NBC Premi League and he has decided to work on the weakness early.

"I want to work on the shortcomings I saw in my team in the training, one of them is failure to make the most of chances, we are creating a lot of chances but exploiting them is a problem and that is why you see we have won one goal in every game," the tactician revealed.

Nabi revealed he still believes in his players and after the camp, they will return to the league with a bang and do what he wants.

"The league is very tough, every team is organized so we have to be very careful to make good use of every opportunity we create in fixtures,'' Nabi noted.

He said the team will set up camp for at least 10 days to camp and will travel to Songea for its top-flight tie against Kinondoni Municipal Council FC.

KMC FC, the match's host, has opted to play at Majimaji Stadium in Songea, Ruvuma, as per the NBC Premier League regulations.

Yanga emerged victorious with a 1-0 win in their first two matches against Kagera Sugar, which took place at Kaitaba Stadium in Bukoba, and against Geita Gold FC at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam thus reaping six points in the fixtures.

In another development, KMC FC assistant coach, Habib Kondo, has said that sending the side's top-flight fixture against Yanga to Songea gears towards entertaining football followers in the region.

KMC FC will host Yanga on October 19 in the top flight tie, which will be the third match for both clubs.

Kondo disclosed they are continuing to prepare to face Yanga which has posted a victory in their two league games.

He said entertaining Songea District and surrounding regions' soccer followers is the main reason for sending the game to the place, given they have no club that is taking part in the top flight.

"The stadium is not even ours, we are going there to entertain the locals, technically we are still preparing for the game, we are not afraid of Yanga but we respect it like other top-flight outfits this season," Kondo noted.

Kondo's statement was echoed by the side's official, Walter Harrison, who insisted they have opted to play the clash in Songea because they want to entertain the locals.

The tactician disclosed they have not started the league well in the first two games but that does not bother them as the league is still in the early stage.

"It's a mistake we continue to work on to make sure we start getting good results, the league is still in early stage,'' Kondo pointed out.

KMC FC conceded a 2-0 loss to Polisi Tanzania in the first tie, which took place in Arusha.

The Kinondoni Municipal Council-owned club thereafter was held to 0-0 draw by Tanga's Coastal Union in the following clash, collecting one out of possible six points in two games.

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