May 11, 2021

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Niyonzima: Yanga SC still top of the table and will not give up Tanzanian league title

Rwandan player insists he is still at the top of the table and will fight to the end to win the league title this season

Yanga SC midfielder Haruna Niyonzima said the team are still aiming for the Mainland Premier League title.

The Jangwani giants finally came back to victory after three games after registering a 1-0 victory over Biashara United at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Saturday with Burkinabe striker Yacouba Songne scoring the most important goal.

The victory saw Yanga stretch their lead to the top of the 18-team table as they racked up 54 points in 24 matches, four more than second-placed Azam FC who have made 26 appearances while champion Simba SC is third with 49 points from 21 games.

The Rwandan star told Goal the most important thing for the team is that they are always at the top of the table and in every game they play their eyes are on the title and they will not give up their effort to be crowned champions of this campaign.

“I think we are still top of the table and if the authorities say today that the league is over we will still be top of the table so we are still top of the table and our main goal is to make sure we win our matches. so that we can achieve the goals we set for ourselves at the start of the season, ”said Niyonzima Goal on Sunday.

“We have goals that we set for ourselves at the start of the season and we know that anything is possible, we all want to continue believing in God because we are convinced that everything is possible, we will not give up, we will continue to play with my eyes riveted on the title. . “

Commenting on the team’s missed chances against Biashara, the 28-year-old midfielder said: “It’s better to create chances and fail to score than not to create them, I always think that sometimes scoring needs luck. but there is nothing better than creating opportunity, so now we want to go to work on why we are creating opportunities and not converting them into goals. “

In a previous interview, Yanga’s interim coach Juma Mwambusi was delighted with his accusations for rectifying some of their earlier mistakes and defeating Biashara United.

“The league had taken a hiatus and it was like another transition period for us at the club,” Mwambusi said. Goal after.

“This is what many did not understand and they complained after we drew [against KMC] it was not our expectation. The drop in points was a wake-up call for us, we had to go rectify [against Biashara] playing as a team and displaying great football for our fans.

“As promised, from the first whistle we were pushing for goals, we were just attacking and that helped us create lots of scoring chances. There were many opportunities, but we took advantage of them and I am grateful for them.

Yanga will face Gwambina FC on April 20 at Mkapa Stadium.