Tanzania Yanga SC’S Stephanie Aziz Ki credits Golden Boot award to teammates

Young Africans (Yanga SC) midfielder Stephanie Aziz Ki has credited his Golden Boot victory to the entire club, emphasizing that the fans played a crucial role in pushing him to achieve this milestone.

“I can say thank you to fans. Thank you to the staff, and all my teammates. This Golden Boot is not for me alone. It is the work of the team and for everyone,” he said with evident excitement during post-match interview.

He dedicated his hat-trick and the Golden Boot to every fan, insisting, “I dedicate it to everyone, to fans because they all pushed me to go this far.”

Ki hinted at his future plans, expressing optimism about the upcoming season. “Yes, yes, but I am sure we will come back stronger, insh Allah, next season with the same team and the same people,” he said, indicating his commitment to continue with Yanga.

Yanga Head Coach Nasreddine Nabi Gamondi, praised his star player, acknowledging his exceptional goal-scoring abilities. “At the beginning of the season, I told him, ‘You are a big player; you can be the top scorer,” Gamondi revealed.

His faith in Ki has certainly paid off, with the player not only emerging as the best player of the tournaments but also clinching the Golden Boot.

On the other side, Azam FC midfielder Feisal, who was in a tight race with Ki for the Golden Boot, congratulated his competitor.Feisal emphasized the importance of team success over individual accolades. “I feel good. The priority is the team. I congratulate him [Ki] for being the top scorer.

“We are also happy to have qualified for the Champions League. The priority is to qualify, and other things come later,” Feisal explained. He added: “I feel very happy. The important thing is to take care of yourself, train well, and follow the coach’s instructions.”


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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