Instead of travelling to South Africa, the Mainland title contenders have opted to travel to Tanga where they are lined up to play against Coastal Union at the Mkwakwani Stadium on Sunday.
Reports from reliable sources from within the club had it that the team has planned to travel today and gear up for the match against Coastal Union.
Yanga are at the top of the Mainland premiership standings with 39 points as they edge another hot title contender Azam by goal difference.
Yanga’s trip to S. Africa came in surprise circumstances as the club never had this plan before or if it had then it was not made public.
Yanga like the rest of the 15 teams with the exception of Azam, are lined up to play their 16th round of the season this weekend. Absence of Azam in the weekend fixture would open the gate for the title holders Yanga to stretch their lead should they beat their hosts.
Azam are in Zambia to play a four-team tournament and would certainly skip this weekend’s premiership fixtures. Azam were scheduled to play against Tanzania Prisons FC at the Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya.
Other fixtures scheduled for this weekend include JKT Ruvu against visiting Majimaji at the Karume Memorial Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Simba host African Sport at the National Stadium also in Dar es Salaam, Mtibwa Sugar at home to Stand United at Manungu venue, Toto Africa visiting Mwadui at the Kambarage Stadium in Shinyanga, relegation-haunted Kagera Sugar at home to Mbeya City at the Ali Hassan Mwinyi in Tabora, Mgambo Shooting entertain visiting Ndanda at the Mkwakwani Stadium.