Young Africans (Yanga) face an uphill task as they play JKT Ruvu in one of the Premier League matches on the menu today.
The match to be held at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam is expected to be tough considering that JKT Ruvu beat Yanga 2-0 in the first leg before drawing 1-1 in the return leg in the last season.
Another factor which makes the match look unique is that both sides lost their league matches on Wednesday.
Yanga were hammered 3-0 by Turiani-based Mtibwa Sugar in their last match staged at the Jamhuri Stadium in Morogoro.
Before the Morogoro defeat, the Jangwani Street boys were also held to a barren draw by the newly-promoted Tanzania Prisons in their first game at Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya.
JKT Ruvu were downed 2-0 by Simba when the defending champions hosted the team trained by Charles Kilinda at the National Stadium on Wednesday.
The armed forces side walloped Ruvu Shooting 2-1 when the league kicked off last weekend.
Yanga is a star-studded side especially after the registration of foreign players like defender Mbuyu Twitte from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Didier Kavumbagu from Rwanda, Hamis Kiiza (Uganda) and Haruna Niyonzima (Rwanda). There are also local dangerous players such as Saidi Bahanuzi and Kelvin Yondani, to mention but a few.
Yanga trained by Tom Saintfiet is second from bottom in the 14-team league. They have one point and no goals so far.
Other matches expected today are Azam FC versus Mtibwa Sugar at Azam Complex, JKT Oljoro versus Polisi Morogoro (Arusha) and Coastal Union versus Toto Africans (Mkwakwani).