Yanga eye Simba top slot

25Nov 2017
Adam Fungamwango
The Guardian
Yanga eye Simba top slot

Defending champions Young Africans SC need to win this afternoon to lead the 16-team Mainland Premier League.

Yanga are hosting Tanzania Prisons at the Azam Complex, Chamazi in Dar es Salaam. A win will enable Yanga to go top for a while un- til league leaders Simba SC play promoted Lipuli fC tomorrow at the Uhuru Stadium and Azam fC entertain Mtibwa Sugar on Monday at home.

A victory in today’s game will have Yanga pray that Simba and Azam fC lose their games for the defending champions to remain on top. Yanga assistant coach Shadrack nsajigwa is confi- dent that his team will post a clear win, even liken- ing the match to the 5-0 hammering of Mbeya City at the Uhuru Stadium earlier. “We are in tight contention; it is a big blow when you lose or draw and that is why we do not want to lose,” said nsajigwa, a former club captain.

Yanga lethal striker Ibrahim Ajibu said he will make sure that he scores in the game so that he in- creases his scoring tally. Ajibu has so far scored five goals. Third placed Yanga have 20 points and a win will take them to 23 points. League leaders Simba tie with Azam fC on 22 points but the Msimbazi Street side lead by the goal difference rule. Prisons have 14 points and are placed sixth in the league.

Other games on the menu are Singida United host- ing Mbeya City at the namfua grounds, Mbao fC in- viting Mwadui fC at the CCM Kirumba Stadium.

Ruvu Shooting entertain Majimaji of Songea at the Mabatini grounds, Mlandizi and Kagera Sugar lock horns with Stand United at the Kaitaba Stadium in Bukoba.

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