Prisons have come closer to win this season’s Dar es Salaam hockey title after scooping three more points following a no show by bottom placed Dar es Salaam Institute.
The Prisons wardens, who enjoy a massive seven-point gap over second-placed Ngome, are virtually new champions while awaiting the fate of their two games against TPDF and Khalsa.
Prisons have played six matches including the yesterday’s no show by Dar Institute to stay comfortably at the helm of the standings table with 16 points.
Dar es Salaam Regional Hockey Association’s secretary general Mnonda Magani said he has received a test message from a Dar Institute official confirming their team’s pullout of the league.
However, Magani said DI has to pay a 100,000/- fine for their failure to show up in a league match while their opponent’s arrived in time.
The league leaders have two matches in hand against holders TPDF and Dar Khalsa to wind up the season.
Both TPDF and Dar Khalsa have an opportunity to reach 16 points should they win all of their three matches left in the fixture.
Prisons will be aiming for a draw in any of those remaining matches to realize their title dream as they will have unassailable points should this happen.
Dar Institute have been no show of the league for the second successive time after Ngome claimed three points and two goals without sweating last week.
Ngome who have nine points so far are ruled out of the title chase as they have a ceiling of 15 points should they win the two matches remaining in the fixture.