Yanga host Lipuli to start campaign

27Aug 2017
Adam Fungamwango
Guardian On Sunday
Yanga host Lipuli to start campaign

Young Africans SC start defending their Mainland Premier League title today when they host newly-promoted Lipuli FC of Iringa at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Selemani Matola

The match will be unpredictable considering that the newcomers have some experienced players in their squad. Salum Machaku who once played for Mtibwa Sugar is one of them.

The Iringa side which last featured in the premier league 10 years ago is trained by former Simba assistant coach Selemani Matola.

Yanga who last Wednesday lost to archrivals Simba in the Community Shield encounter will be looking to make a banging start to prove to their fans that they were not disturbed by the loss, or exit of former key players Simon Msuva (now in Morocco as a professional) and Haruna Niyonzima who has crossed to Simba.

The Yanga rearguard is expected to be built around Congolese defender Papy Kabamba Tshishimbi who showcased captivating skills in the match against Simba.