Dodoma Jiji FC gifted Yanga easy goals, concedes Francis Baraza

By Michael Mwebe , The Guardian
Published at 09:54 AM Apr 12 2024
Dodoma Jiji FC's head coach Francis Baraza.
Photo: Courtsey Of Dodoma Jiji Fc
Dodoma Jiji FC's head coach Francis Baraza.

DODOMA Jiji FC’s head coach Francis Baraza says his charges gave away easy goals in the CRDB Federation Cup’s 2-0 defeat to Young Africans SC in Dodoma on Wednesday.

An own goal by Emmanuel Martin opened the scoring for the visitors, alias Yanga, in the third minute of the tournament’s Round of 16 fixture.

Iddi Kipagwile squandered an opportunity to level matters for Dodoma Jiji FC five minutes after the restart when he skied his penalty kick.

Forward Clement Mzize sealed the win for Yanga in the 66th minute to secure them a place in the CRDB Federation Cup quarterfinal.

Baraza believes that his side played well but was undone by the easy goals it conceded to a well-drilled and experienced opponent.

The Kenyan tactician pointed out: "I congratulate Yanga, they have played well, although maybe I can say that we gifted them both goals. If you look at the first goal, we conceded an own goal, that was due to concentration.”

“I told my players when we possess the ball we can’t concede. We lost the ball, Yanga got a foul and started quickly, and our boy scored an own goal,” the gaffer revealed.

"The second goal, the boy turned to pass back, he passed to Yanga. We conceded the second goal, but I will congratulate the boys because their effort has been seen, they have played good football but the result was on the side of the opponent," the tactician noted.

"It's something to work on because most of the players who played today like Adeyun have not had game time. Someone like Daniel Mgore is a young player who came in and played according to the instructions I had given them. It's all about trying to push them and be able to see where the mistakes were committed and work on them."

"I said before that Yanga has many experienced players. And if you look at the way they organize themselves, the coach must be ready to push his players and direct and organize,” the gaffer noted.

The coach pointed out: "If you look at my team, most of them are young and they are trying to show their abilities. Yanga has many experienced players, they will always change no matter how you try to pin them down."