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Premier league statistics

17th November 2012
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Didier Kavumbagu

Two foreign players lead the scoreboard in the Mainland Premier League, now set for its halfway point.

They are Burundian striker Didier Kavumbagu who turns for Yanga and midfielder Kipre Tchetche from Ivory Coast who features for Azam FC. They have scored eight goals each.

Local players who follow them are from the armed forces teams, namely Amir Omari of JKT Oljoro and Seif Rashid from Ruvu Shooting who have tallied six goals each.

Players who have scored five goals are Felix Sunzu and Amir Kiemba both of Simba, Daniel Lianga (Coastal Union) and Hussein Javu (Mtibwa Sugar).

Those with four goals are Peter Michael (Prisons), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba) and Themi Felix (Kagera Sugar).

Statistics show that 193 goals by 97 players in 90 games so far played in the 14-team league. Out of the goals, 14 have been scored through penalty shootouts and one is an own goal. Nurdin Bakari of Yanga scored an own goal when they played Toto African of Mwanza in a game which the Dar es Salaam-based side won 3-1 at Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza.

There is only one match to go to finish the first part of the 14-team league. Prisons of Mbeya will play Ruvu Shooting to seal the chapter of the first phase of the league sponsored by Vodacom.

A tally of 14 penalties has been scored by Daniel Akuffor (Simba), two penalties from Michael Peter (Prisons), two from Salum Kanoni (Kagera Sugar), John Bocco (Azam FC), Ibrahim Isack (Oljoro), Said Bahanuzi (Yanga), Paul Nyangwe (Polisi), Sunzu (Simba), Said Swedi (Coastal Union), Salehe Idd (JKT Oljoro), Themi Felix (Kagera Sugar) and Tchetche (Azam FC).

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN