Jangwani giants to start second round without three key players as they struggle to protect their unbeaten start
Young Africans (Yanga SC) coach Cedric Kaze admitted the team could miss two of their key players as they face off Tanzania Prisons in a Mainland Premier League game on Thursday.
The Jangwani giants will start the second round of the 2020-21 season trying to keep their unbeaten run against one of their appalling teams at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Sumbawanga.
However, Kaze revealed that new recruit Saidi Ntibazonkiza, Yacouba Sogne and Ditram Nchimbi were reluctant to deal with prison guards due to injuries and family issues.
“Ntibazonkiza and Yacouba were injured in the Ihefu game while Nchimbi was allowed to go and sort out family issues, but we still have a place for the named injured players to see how they will react to the final training session and then we will know. whether to present them or not, “said Kaze Daily News.
Facing Tanzanian prisons, Kaze said: “Every game is different and we are aware that the Tanzanian prisons are also a good team as they play as a team and have a coach with extensive experience in the Continental Premier League, but we prepared in accordance with the status of the game itself. “
Kaze admitted that he knew how hard it was for the teams to get points from Tanzania’s prisons on their own turf, but maintained that they were ready to finish the job.
The director of the Tanzanian prisons, Prosper Mzeru, is convinced that he has done enough preparation to achieve a positive result of the match.
“All games are the same. It doesn’t matter whether you are up against Mwadui or Biashara United because in the end you get the same three points regardless of which side you played against. What differs are the names of the teams, ”Mzeru said. Daily News.
“If we managed to draw them in Dar es Salaam with our national players, it means that we are much better than them and ready to fight.”
Yanga will head to the first game of the second round, still leading the standings with 43 points after 17 matches, while the prisons are 11 in the standings with 21 points accumulated after 17 outings.