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Fever grips teams as league resumes

25th January 2013
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The second half of the premier soccer league season gents underway tomorrow as seven matches will be staged in as many stadium across Mainland Tanzania.

The fourteen-team league resumes with mixed feelings between coaches fans and a player as each team has a contrasting objective.
 
The focus will be threefold as there are teams projecting to win the title, others struggling to avoid relegation and some of the teams will have nothing to lose as long as they float in the premiership fleet next season.
 
Holders Simba who are third placed in the standings table with 23 points will be away to relegation-haunted African Lyon at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
 
Pace makers Young Africans will also be at the same venue twenty four hours later hosting Tanzania Prisons, the only match for the day after six others having played the previous day.
 
 Second-placed Azam FC will be at their base of Chamazi hosting visiting Kagera Sugar.
 
 Other matches for tomorrow will involve Mtibwa Sugar who will be at home to bottom-placed Police Morogoro, Coastal Union at home to newly promoted Mgambo JKT at the Mkwakwani Stadium. Seventh-placed Ruvu Shooting will be at home to ‘blood brothers’ JKT Ruvu at the Mabatini Stadium in Mlandizi.
 
JKT Oljoro will play host to Toto Africa at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha to conclude the opening day’s fixtures.
 
The premiership resumes at the backdrop of a huge cloud of uncertainty that surrounded it’s impossibility as a result of the much touted tension between the football federation and the Tanzania Revenue Authority over  the farmer’s frozen accounts.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN