Five teams share premiership lead

31Aug 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Five teams share premiership lead

FIVE teams are jointly perched at the summit of the Mainland premier soccer league with four points but separated by goal difference.

JKT Ruvu goalkeeper Said Kipao timely catches the ball off Laudit Mavugo’s (L) header during their Mainland premier league match played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday. The teams battled to a barren draw.

Each of the teams, namely, Azam, Simba, Ruvu Shooting, Tanzania Prisons and Mbeya City have won and drawn a match at the end of the second round of the league that kicked off eleven days ago.

Leading the pack in terms of goal difference is Azam FC that has scored four and conceded one. The ice-cream makers edge stalwarts Simba by one goal difference but with almost similar statistics ahead of the third round matches to be played this weekend and mid next week.

Tanzania Prisons and Ruvu Shooting have exactly identical statistics having won and drawn matches while scoring and conceding two and one goals for a positive one goal difference each.

Mbeya City have scored just one goal in their second match against hosts Toto Africa during a midweek fixture played at the CCM Kirumba Stadium in Mwanza. The Kinah Phiri coached side stays with unblemished feat following their earlier draw with Kagera Sugar in the season opener on August 20.

Holders Young Africans share a second spot with three other teams on three points but have strong position courtesy of their single win with three goals over newly promoted African Lyon. Teas that have clustered in points with holders Yanga include Mtibwa, Mwadui and Toto Africa each of these having played two matches, winning and losing one match.

Without a point after playing two premiership matches losing all on away venues are Majimaji and Ndanda FC.

Yanga and JKT Ruvu are the only teams that have played only one match and had their fixture pushed back until further notice by the premier league board.