Yanga to host Azam FC at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium

09Oct 2021
Faustine Feliciane
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga to host Azam FC at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium

YANGA's management has written a letter to the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB), requesting its match number 31 of the fourth round of the NBC Premier League against Azam FC to be played at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha.

Yanga's Information Officer, Hassan Bumbuli.

Initially, on the TPLB schedule, the game was scheduled to be played at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam with Yanga hosting it.

Yanga's Information Officer, Hassan Bumbuli, speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, said that they have requested the game to be played in Arusha for entertainment and fans of the club.

"Yanga fans and members in Arusha and neighboring regions are very supportive of their team, but also football fans in the northern region are eager to witness the big game, so we have written a letter to the league board requesting our game against Azam FC should be played in Arusha and we are confident that our request will be granted,'' the official noted.

The statement was confirmed by TPBL Information Officer, Karim Boimanda, who acknowledged that the board had received a letter from Yanga.

"It is true that Yanga's letter arrived yesterday. Other procedures are underway before responding to them, for now, it is enough to say that we have indeed received the letter," Boimanda revealed.

He said the league board is working on the letter and once it is finalized they will inform Yanga about their request.

In another development, Yanga leadership has decided to cancel a plan to set up camp in Arusha to prepare for their match against Kinondoni Municipal Council FC scheduled to be played in Songea.

Yanga has settled for the move for what they claim as the absence of the squad's footballers that have been called to the senior national team.

Bumbuli pointed out they have seen that the players will be more tired so they have decided to continue the camp in Dar es Salaam and later they

Yanga will go camping in Arusha to prepare for the game against Azam FC if their request to play the game in Arusha will be accepted by the league board.

"We have seen if we are going to set up camp, we will overwork our players who are in the national team, should they join us after national squad duties.''

''We will travel to Dar es Salaam to take a flight to Songea, after that we will now go to Arusha for about eight days waiting for the Azam FC match,'' the official pointed out.

Yanga will battle it out in a fourth fixture this season after the match against KMC FC on October 19.

Yanga has locked horns with Kagera Sugar and Geita Gold FC, winning both games.

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