Thursday Apr 03, 2014. 12:43
Uganda Cranes striker Brian Umony has said his club Azam FC is hungry to win the 2013/2014 Tanzanian League title.
The striker, who spent most of the first half of the season injured, told AfricanFootball.com on Thursday morning that they are taking every game like a cup final now, since they lead the log.
Azam, who failed at the first hurdle of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup this year, have 53 points, seven more than the defending champions and second-placed Young Africans FC.
“We need to win our next two games and the league title will be ours,” said Umony.
Last weekend Azam FC brightened their chance of winning the league title for the first time after stopping former giants Simba FC 2-1, while arch-rivals Young Africans lost 2-1 away to Mgambo FC.
“We have worked hard to win the league title and we are hungry to bag the first title for the club,” said Umony, an ex-player with SuperSport United in the PSL.
Other Ugandan stars Joseph Owino, featuring for Simba FC, and Hannington Kalyesubula, a goalkeeper with Kagera FC, will have to wait another season to get close to winning the Tanzanian title.
Defending champions Young Africans, who also have Ugandan stars Emmanuel Okwi and Hamis Kiiza, still have a mathematical chance of retaining the title, but will have to keep their fingers crossed that Azam FC suffer two defeats.