Yanga set to cut Simba points lead

03Apr 2016
Guardian On Sunday
Yanga set to cut Simba points lead

DEFENDING champions Young Africans of Dar es Salaam host Kagera Sugar in a Mainland Premier League match at the National Stadium this afternoon.

Young Africans squad celebrating a goal

The Jangwani Street side will use the game to prepare for their last 16 Africa Champions League match against Egyptian champions Al Ahly.

The teams meet in the African Champions League second round, first leg match on the same ground on Saturday.

A win in today’s game reduces the gap between Yanga and bitter rivals Simba who lead the 16-team league with 57 points.

Yanga have played 21 games while Kagera Sugar, occupying tenth spot, have 25 points from 24 games. Turiani-based Mtibwa Sugar are in fourth place with 39 points having played 22 games.

Yanga coach Hans van der Pluijm believes that his team is tuned to win all its forthcoming matches and edge closer to Simba with 24 games under the armpit.

Yanga, in the second place with 50 points, reach 53 points if they win the two match against both sugar factory side, Kagera Sugar.