- The Kenyan and Simba SC winger Francis Kahata believes the team is ready to get back on the pitch and will not underrate any team as they push for the Tanzania Mainland League title.
The Tanzania top tier took a break in mid-March owing to Covid-19 but Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli gave the green light for the games to resume any time from June 1.
Kahata reveals that they (Players) have been having daily programs from the team which every player has been following. Having trained in isolation during the lockdown period, the former Gor Mahia player is confident the 20-time league champions will not take a lot of time to get to their best.
“I believe we will be ready by the time we play, it will not take time for us to gel because we have been on the same page. It will need us least time possible to get the cohesion back and we will be ready to play,” Kahata said.
The 28-year-old Kenya midfielder is confident there will be measures in place for the safety of everyone involved. He has also insisted they will be taking the remaining matches seriously until they are officially crowned as champions.
“Ten matches are many and anything can happen, to avoid uncertainties and shock we just have to do our job on the pitch. We want to finish the season on a high and ensure we maintain the smiles on our fans faces,” Kahata stated
“The Ministry of Health and that one for Sports will give guidelines on how the fans will attend the games and cheer their respective teams. We have to observe social distancing as well to curb the spread of the virus,” Magufuli said on Thursday, May 21.
“We will not limit ourselves… from June 1, the leagues will resume.”
Most teams had played 28 matches out of 38 before the break – defending champions Simba SC ‘Wekundu wa Msimbazi’ is on top of the table with 71 points after winning 23 matches, drawn two and lost three.