So far, the 17-year-old left-back has made a positive impression on the coach's eyes.
The new Garuda Select player from Tanzania, Shaban Mbwana Kingazi, has attended the training sessions with the team. So far, the 17-year-old left-back has made a positive impression on the coach's eyes.
"As a new Garuda Select player, Shaban is adapting well. He is a tough runner, has a good left foot, and good defensive ability. Shaban is also a strong player, which is important to play in England. We hope Shaban can develop even more," said Assistant Coach, Danny Holmes.
Holmes added that Shaban's presence could have a positive impact. Shaban can learn from Indonesian and Italian players in the team and vice versa.
"In England good physicality is very important. Previously we often struggled physically and other players have to learn that it is very important. Good technique and passing is a good thing, but players also have to be physically ready. Shaban has that ability and the strength, so he will further strengthen the team," said Holmes.
"In the previous season, Indonesian players like Bagus Kahfi, David Maulana, and Brylian Aldama were very good and determined. When foreign players arrive, they can learn from each other. I think Shaban's physical abilities can make Indonesian players learn from him. Meanwhile Shaban can also learn the technical skills of the Indonesian players, " added Holmes.
Garuda Select midfielder, Ridho Syuhada Putra also enthusiastically welcomes Shaban's presence. Besides being able to learn from each other, Shaban's presence adds to the strength of the team.
"So far I see Shaban as a strong player and Shaban's physical condition is prime. Shaban's presence has a positive impact on the team and we can both learn many things from each other," said Ridho.