Gamondi revels in Yanga spirit of unity as title march continues

By Michael Mwebe , The Guardian
Published at 05:56 PM Apr 15 2024

Yanga's head coach, Miguel Ángel Gamondi.
Yanga's head coach, Miguel Ángel Gamondi.

YOUNG Africans SC’ seemingly relentless march toward the NBC Premier League title continued with a 3-0 win against Singida Fountain Gate FC in Mwanza on Sunday.

Two goals from Ivorian striker Joseph Guede and another from Burkinabe attacking midfielder Stephane Aziz Ki his 14th of the season secured the points at CCM Kirumba Stadium.

It was an 18th win in the league, which has seen the defending champions maintain their five-point lead at the top of the table and put them on the brink of a third successive title.

And while Simba SC, who are nine points behind, have two games in hand, Miguel Gamondi’s side continue to look unstoppable in their defense of the title. They have only lost two games in the league while drawing once in 22 outings.

In the aftermath of their comfortable win over Singida Fountain Gate FC, Gamondi credited the togetherness of the team in being able to upset their determined hosts and also the secret behind their impressive displays this season.

“I told my players it was water footie. Unfortunately, the pitch was not in good condition but the players did very well,” Gamondi stated.

“It was a tough game, Singida put in a lot of enthusiasm to play hard and get something but our quality of players was much better and we deserved to win the game,” the gaffer noted.

“It is always about hard work and to have a bunch of quality players who play as a unit. We had good build-up in the team, the fighting spirit."

"As you know, we have very talented players but in football that is not enough, you must have tactical discipline, work hard, and have unity in the team,” the gaffer remarked.

Gamondi pointed out: “The most important thing I always say is that this group is very united. They fight and play like a family. The results reflect that and ‘Wananchi’ can see that as well.

The matches continue to come thick and fast for Gamondi’s Young Africans SC, who are once again in with a chance of winning a domestic double. They are still in the hunt for Federation Cup glory.

They now gear up for the Dar es Salaam derby against Simba SC at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Saturday.

Young Africans SC will be looking to do a league double on their long-time rivals after they thrashed them 5-1 in the reverse fixture played at the same venue in November last year.