With two-point cushion away from the relegation borderline, JKT Ruvu host visiting Kagera Sugar at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam today.
Both teams wind up their 19th round but it’s the army side that has huge pressure to post victory in today’s encounter.
Unlike in the previous rounds, JKT Ruvu had a turbulent season and the team needs to stage a fight back for the premiership survival.
The host side has 18 points and three more would at least elevate them into relatively safe position to do away with the relegation worries.
The visitors will be playing a mere formality match as they are safe from the drop off zone while they are also ruled out of title contention even if they post victories in the rest of their matches remaining.
Kagera’s ceiling points of 51 are within reach by title contenders Young Africans and Azam FC who have mounted inexorable quest to lift the Mainland premiership title.
However, the boys from Bukoba are known for their mean character as they always search for victory no matter the gravity of the match.
The team condemned Majimaji from Songea to the relegation tunnel in a match they had no strong reason to post a victory while their hosts were in urgent need to win.
The pressure –packed army side under tutelage of Charles Kilinda have to be cautious to other teams currently inside the relegation pool as their performance might drag them into the pool as well.
JKT Ruvu have posted paltry five wins, and drew thrice in their 18 appearances to stay in highly delicate position.
Relegation still bites hard to the premiership trio of African Lyon, Police Morogoro and Mwanza-based Toto Africa.
Fixtures for matches that involve teams with strong quest for the title are lined up this weekend as Azam Yanga and holders Simba will be in action.