Yanga’s clean sheet rolls to 360 minutes

20Sep 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Yanga’s clean sheet rolls to 360 minutes

HOLDERS Young Africans have successfully maintained their unbeaten run to not only four matches, but also keeping their nets unshaken for 360 minutes of play since the Mainland soccer league kicked off on August 20.

Trailing their closest archrivals Simba by three points with a game in hand, Young Africans have used two goalies in their four matches to maintain the rare clean sheet in the unfolding season.

Ali Mustafa replaced first choice custodian Deogratius Munishi who is still coming to terms with the loss of his beloved daddy a fortnight ago. The Mainland champions are still in Lake Zone area where they are lined up to play against Stand United at the Kambarage Stadium later this weekend.

Fourth-placed Stand United who have collected nine points in five appearances, are also relishing unbeaten spell after winning two matches and drawing three to edge out their closest rivals, Mwadui.

Three other teams of Simba, Tanzania Prisons and Kagera Sugar are the other teams that have the lowest number of goals conceded at the end of the fifth round. The teams’ defences have allowed two goals, the second lowest.

Bottom-placed Majimaji are leading the pack of teams that have conceded highest number of goals, nine, since the season kicked off. The goals highlights why the team is still reeling at the bottom of the 16-team league without a point.

The holders Yanga have also superior scoring statistics with eight goals to their collection, same as their archrivals Simba. In total, Yanga is the only team in the league so far with superior goal aggregate of eight while still keeping unbeaten run decorated by excellent clean sheet.

The Tanzania national soccer team’s first choice goalkeeper Aishi Manula who features for Azam, has so far conceded three goals in five appearances.

Azam share ten points haul with holders Yanga but the ice-cram makers have inferior goal aggregate to stay third in the current standings.

Azam’s pace has been severely halted by losing a match to Simba last Saturday to mark time at ten points, opening one point gap over advancing Stand United.