May 9, 2021

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Hopeful Nabi assesses Yanga SC’s improvement ahead of Simba SC showdown

The tactician has revealed his satisfaction with the way the players have proven their growth despite the short time they have spent together.

Yanga SC head coach Nasreddine Nabi explained why he was impressed with the players ahead of the Kariakoo Derby against Simba SC.

Yanga will face traditional rivals on May 8 and Nabi – who has been in charge of two games – said he was impressed with the development of the players so far.

“I’m happy to see my players improve and what made me happier is seeing the players engage in good spirits like players who really want to fight for Yanga,” said Nabi. . Athlete.

“I’m also happy to see that they understand what I want them to learn and implement. But I know there is still a long way to go to move forward.

The Tunisian coach also said he is aware of Simba’s quality, but he believes the Shield Cup match against Tanzania Prisons – which they won 1-0 – gave them good preparation for the derby.

“I know we are going to play a tough team,” added Nabi. “We respect Simba and we know they have quality at their disposal and they are going to give us a different challenge than we had against the prisons.

“Against prisons, we missed four players, but I think a number would have come back by then.”

Nabi’s belief in the adaptability of his players comes after his striker Saidi Ntibazonkiza said the coaching effect would be felt by Jangwani’s club within a short period of time.

“The coach has started well and it will take us at least 10 days for people to feel the change. The fans should support him and support the team in general. I can feel that we are on the right path to achieving greatness, especially if we continue to win as the coach demanded, ”said Ntibazonkiza.

“We started to feel the change in the squad and if you look at how we play against the prisons in Tanzania and how we played before he came, there is something you will see when it comes to the style of play.

“The team is settled and creating chances and I think we were much better in the game against the prisons of Tanzania.”

There are many stakes in the Kariakoo derby as Yanga would need a win to close the gap with Simba while The reds of Msimbazi will fight for victory in order to maintain the good form they had.