Tanzania All-star head coach Etienne Ndayiragije has urged his supporters to be patient with the team as they go through a period of transition.
The tactician made some changes for the East African nation in the 1-1 draw against DR Congo in a friendly match played on Tuesday. The visitors scored their goal thanks to Fiston Kalala Mayele and their hosts got theirs courtesy of Ayub Lyanga.
“It has come to a point where we have to give birth to a new generation and so in the transition period I urge people to be patient and if you see any mistakes we should allow them to learn just like the players. experienced have done it “. Ndayiragije said before the team leaves for Cameroon for the African Nations Championship competition (Chan).
“Those [players] to whom we rent today has had a chance to develop; they did not start from the top. Like the match [against DR Congo] continued, the boys continued to win. If we trust them and give them time, the future will be much better. “
The Burundian also took the opportunity to appreciate his players for their contribution to the friendly match, while conceding that the team would have done better in this particular match.
“First I had the first 11; we started training January 9-11, a day before [our game against DR Congo]», Ndayiragije added.
“I want to congratulate the players because they did very well because I know they were physically exhausted as I was trying to push them to finish the 90 minutes.
“So after the game, I understood that we could do better, but we saw challenges in the game and we will face them. I am convinced that we will have a good game in Cameroon.”
The former Azam FC manager has also emphasized that it will be about playing as a unit.
“The important thing is that we attack and defend as a team.
“We are not attacking with one striker but overall. We scored a goal as a team and conceded as a team. Pray that we do well in Cameroon.”
In the Chan competition, Tanzania are in Group D along with Guinea, Zambia and Namibia.