February 25, 2024

Yanga Princess coach says there is more work to do despite huge win


Yanga Princess celebrating their goal against Amani Queens

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Yanga Princess head coach Charles Haalubono believes there is still a lot to be done despite their perfect start in the Tanzania Women’s Premier League match at Chamazi Complex on Wednesday.

Hosts Yanga Princess made light work of Amani Queens in Wednesday’s Tanzania Women’s Premier League match at Chamazi Complex, cruising to a 6-1 victory.

Nigerian attacking midfielder Precious Christopher opened the scoring with a quick brace inside the opening ten minutes to give Yanga Princess a 2-0 lead. New signings Kenyan striker Janet Bundi and Malian winger Medina Traole  added the third and fourth goals.

Janeth Bundi

Noela Luhala added a fifth in the 77th minute before Bundi made it 6-1 to cap off a sensational debut. Janeth Cletus scored Amani Queens’ consolation goal in the 27th minute after timing her run to round off the Young Africans goalkeeper before tapping into an empty net.

Coach Haalubono whose side have now won their two games played so far, said he is happy they are now scoring goals but there is still work to do if they are to excel in the subsequent matches. 

“We are slowly getting there because in the previous games we played in the Community Shield we could not score any goal. We lost in penalties in the semi and then won in penalties in the third place playoff without scoring.”

“We started the league by scoring two goals in the first game,I was happy. Today we scored six, I am happy at least now they are understanding. I would say we are almost there but we have to work extra hard because I have seen these other teams, they are good. We have to really work extra hard to beat them, we still have more work to do.”

A dominant first half display with goals from Warburton, Shawcross and a brace from Clooney saw us 4-0 up at halftime. An own goal at the end of the second half capped off another great result.

The comfortable  result sent Yanga Princess to the top of the Women’s Premier League table. A tricky start to the season for Yanga Princess sees them face both Simba Queens and Fountain Gate in the opening five games. Simba Queens and Fountain Gate finished second and third respectively last season.

Next on the assignment table for coach Haalubono and his charges is the first heavyweight clash of the season against arch rivals Simba Queens on Wednesday.

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