VODACOM Premier League leaders Simba Sports Club will be seeking to cement their place at the top of the table when they visit the relegation-haunted Villa Squad at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam today.
A win for Simba today will open the six-point gap with the defending champions Young Africans (Yanga) who have 31 points but will have a match in hand.
While Simba, currently flying high in the league, will have an opportunity to extend their leading margin, Villa Squad will be looking for the third win while trying to avoid being passengers in the relegation-heading train.
A defeat for the bottom placed Villa in the 14 league’s teams with 10 points after 15 matches could be another nail on their coffin on the way to the First Division next season.
Another match in Dar es Salaam today will involve Moro United hosting Coastal Union at the Azam Stadium at Chamazi in the 16th round of the league.
Tenth-placed Moro United have 15 points while the Tanga side is one point behind in the eleventh position.
In Mlandizi, Coast region, eighth placed Ruvu Shooting will entertain another relegation-haunted side Police Dodoma at Mabatini Stadium in the third match of the day.
While a win for Ruvu Shooting will consolidate their position at the middle of the table, a victory for the cops from Dodoma, who are second from the bottom with 12 points after 15 matches, could send them out of the relegation zone for at least a few days.
Entry fees for the National Stadium will be 3,000/- for the blue and green stands, 5,000/- for the orange stands, 10,000/- for the VIP B and C, and 15,000/- for the VIP A.
Fees for Azam Stadium at Chamazi will be 3,000/- for the round stands and 10,000/- for the Main Stand while in Mlandizi the entry fees will 2,000/- for the round stand and 5,000/- for the Main Stand.
Meanwhile, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has made changes for starting times for all league’s matches to be held in Dar es Salaam.
According to TFF, matches to be held on weekends at the National Stadium will be starting at 04:00pm while those on weekdays will be starting at 04:30.
Matches to be staged at the Azam Stadium will be starting at 04:00pm