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Simba host Moro under floodlights

20th April 2012
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Tanzania Football federation information officer Boniface Wambura

Pacemakers Simba host relegation- haunted Moro United at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Monday, the Tanzania Football federation’s information officer Boniface Wambura announced yesterday.

The penultimate round match brings together teams that have contrasting projections as top placed Simba go for title haul as United seek points to avoid relegation.

The match was supposed to be played at the same venue on Wednesday but the TFF has pushed it back.

Wambura attributed the change as caused by Simba’s urgent need to have ample time to prepare for their first leg tie of the CAF Confederation Cup against Sudanese side Al Ahly Shandy to be played at the National Stadium on Sunday after the next.

He kick off time has been set at 19:00 hours to allow more spectators to attend the game after office hours.

Another premiership match between

Azam and Mtibwa Sugar that was supposed to be played tomorrow at the Chamazi Stadium, has been pushed back for 24 hours at the same venue.

The change has been necessitated to give room for an international friendly match between Twiga Stars and Zimbabwe to be played at the National Stadium.

Another 24 hour postponement involves premiership tie between Coastal Union and Kagera Sugar that was supposed to be played on April 29 at the Mkwakwani Stadium in Tanga.

Title contenders Azam who were supposed to host Toto African at their Chamazi Stadium on April 26 has been pushed back to April 28.

The Mainland premiership is coming close to the end early next month with Simba and Azam separated by six points with the later having a game in hand.

Young Africans that used to be holders surrendered the title to either of the two teams. Azam and Simba after losing two back to back matches against Toto Africa and Kagera Sugar within a week.

Yanga are stuck at 43 points with three matches in hand but have a weak ceiling of 52 points which have already been surpassed by archrivals Simba by four more.

One of the three matches for Yanga include the final against Simba on May 5 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Meanwhile, fans have continued to shun the national Stadium as paltry 8,362 spectators bothered to turn up for the premiership match between Simba and JKT Ruvu played at the national Stadium in dare s Salaam on Wednesday.

The vast Stadium which can accommodate as high as 60,000 spectators was virtually empty as Simba won the match by 3-0 goals to underline their title quest for the season.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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