Last updated: April 25th, 2019.
Newly appointed Azam FC Head Coach Hans Van Pluijm has called upon his players to work hard and exercise high-level discipline for them to get playing time under his reign.
Pluijm is one of the most successful football coaches in the country signed a one-year contract with Azam immediately after leaving Singida United of which, he succeeded to drive it to finish on the fifth slot of the Mainland Premier League last season.
The Dutch mentor has been reunited with his former assistant coach Juma Mwambusi, who worked together at Young Africans before they went separate ways as far as their coaching career is concerned.
Speaking to members of the media yesterday in Dar es Salaam, Pluijm said he loves working with players who put it all on the playing field and those who maintain discipline.
“I believe in hard work and discipline because of these two qualities make up a good player who can easily excel on the international scene,” Pluijm said.
He added that the main thing which attracted him to work with Azam was the level of investment that the team enjoys from its sponsors.
“I am ready for the new challenge at this great club so that we can win the championship next season,” he said.
Azam finished on the second position last season with 58 points from 30 games after winning 16 encounters, drawing ten matches and losing in four outings. They were 11 points behind champions Simba who finished their campaign after maximizing 69 points.
Azam will be looking to bounce back strongly next term and be among the top title challenging clubs as far as the top flight league is concerned.