Dar es Salaam. Mainland giants Young Africans should not expect a win on a silver platter when they take on Biashara United tomorrow, says the Mara Region-based team’s manager, Amani Josiah.
Josiah said yesterday that his men were in high spirits, raring to give the Jangwani Street boys a run for their money in the Mainland Premier League match at the National Stadium from 4pm.
“Obviously it will be a very tough match, but we have time to prepare accordingly,” Josiah told The Citizen yesterday.
“In the Mainland Premier League, you always face two or three teams that boast formidable squads. In this instance, we have Yanga and Simba.”
But he was clearly relishing the tussle: “If we get our act together, we can upset one of them. On a good day, we can beat any team in the league.
“We just need to believe in ourselves. Take it from me, we will notch up our second win of the season at the expense of Yanga,” he said confidently.
Biashara is now placed bottom of the league with 10 points after playing 14 matches while Young Africans are at the top with 38 points from 14 matches. Azam FC which played Mbao yesterday is placed second with 36 points (before yesterday match results). Simba is third with 27 points from 12 matches.
He said they aware that Young Africans is strong team with big names, but they are looking honor for being first team to destroy the Jangwani Street giants in the ongoing league.
Young African’s head coach, Mwinyi Zahera said they are not underrating Biashara United in the encounter. Zahera said he is weighing equally the team and they are out to maintain their unbeaten record. He said players know their task in the encounter and three points are very important to them.
“It is challenging encounter and you cannot predict, we need victory and they need victory, we have trained well and we are sure to get positive results,” said Zahera.