We are ready for Tanzania – Beaumelle

Patrice Beaumelle
Patrice Beaumelle
COACH Patrice Beaumelle has declared his team ready to face Tanzania in tomorrow’s Group B opening game at the 2013 Confederation East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) in Kenya.

And Red Arrows striker Stanley Nshimbi yesterday joined the rest of the team in Nairobi after failing to travel with the other squad members on Sunday due to ticket complications.
Beaumelle who is still searching for his first win since taking over from compatriot Herve Renard expressed happiness with the players’ determination and hard work in training ahead of the opening game.
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) spokesperson Erick Mwanza said Beaumelle was happy with the facility accorded to the team and was also happy that all the players were injury-free ahead of the Tanzania clash.
Mwanza said the team did some light training yesterday to acclimatise to the conditions in the East African country before opening their account with a tricky game against Tanzania.
“I had a chat with the coach and all is well, the players are in good form, just waiting for the match. We have no injuries as we start this tournament which is good,” he said.
And Nshimbi, who was inspirational in Arrows 3-1 demolition of Nchanga Rangers on Saturday during the Barclays Cup final to earn the player-of-the-match award, joined his teammates yesterday morning.
Meanwhile, the Daily News reports that Tanzania coach Kim Poulsen was targeting to start the CECAFA campaign on a high note with a win over the 2012 African champions, Zambia.
The Kilimanjaro Stars head coach said he was confident that his lads would put up a good show in Kenya as the tournament provided them with an excellent opportunity to showcase their skills.