Yanga striker eyes sharpening goal scoring touch 

03Apr 2021
Ismail Tano
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga striker eyes sharpening goal scoring touch 

​​​​​​​YANGA's forward, Michael Sarpong, has said that the only thing he likes to do on the field is scoring goals for his team.

Yanga's forward, Michael Sarpong. PHOTO: COURTESY OF YANGA

The Ghanaian attacker is a new addition to the Yanga squad led by interim head coach, Juma Mwambusi, who took over from Cedric Kaze who was sacked on March 7.

Sarpong as recruited by Yanga from Rayon Sports of Rwanda and he signed a two-year deal to serve the Tanzanian side.

Yanga have scored a total of 36 goals in this season's Vodacom Premier League after playing 23 matches.

Sarpong has been involved in five goals, netting four goals and executing one assist.

He netted his first goal for his new side when it entertained Rukwa-based Prisons in this season's Premier League clash, which took place in Dar es Salaam.

The striker made no mistake with an opportunity which went his way in the first half, pouncing on a loose ball within Prisons' penalty box to notch the goal for his outfit.

Prisons went on to force a 1-1 draw with Yanga in the match, which was the opening clash of the campaign for both teams.

He went on to notch the all-important goal for Yanga in a league clash against Biashara United, which took place in Musoma and had Yanga posting 1-0 victory.

Sarpong also scored from the spot in the 'Dar es Salaam Derby' bringing together Yanga against Simba, which ended in 1-1 draw.

He was actively involved in one of Yanga's goals in the top flight clash against Kagera Sugar, which took place in Dar es Salaam and saw the latter notch 3-3 draw with the former.

He crossed in for midfielder, Deus Kaseke, to stab home from close range and notch an equalizer for the hosts.

The muscular attacker stated: ''I like to score and help my team win. There is nothing else I like. If I fail to score then I will make room for my temmates.''

"The truth is that the fans like to see the team win. I know even the coach has been telling us the same story. I hope I will do that in our future matches," he said.

Sarpong's memorable goal turns out to be the one he scored in the clash against Simba.

He effortlessly netted a spot kick that Yanga won when winger Tuisila Kisinda was brought down by Simba's center back, Joash Onyango, within the area.

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