Yanga, Toto in sympathetic encounter

30Apr 2016
Fred Ogot
The Guardian
Yanga, Toto in sympathetic encounter

Defending champions Young Africans (Yanga) expect to extend their lead when they play away Toto African in a Mainland Premier League match at the CCM Kirumba Stadium this afternoon.

Amissi Tambwe of Yanga negotiates his way past Toto African defenders in a previous encounter.

Yanga are given a greater winning chance given the fact that they have a better side than the Lake Zone side.

Another factor which favours the Jangwani Street side is that it is believed that Toto African is their branch, and there is no way they can deny Yanga a win, especially at this time where they are in the title race with Azam FC and Simba.

It will be a formality match for Toto Africa as they will have nothing to lose or benefit whether they lose or win because they are neither in the title race nor in the relegation zone.

Yanga currently lead the league with 62 points and win will extend their lead to 65 points while Toto are placed 10th with 30 points. Yanga defeated Toto 4-1 in their last game.

The home side has already escaped relegation and a win will take them to 33 points.
Another interesting match of the day pits Tanga bitter rivals African Sports and Coastal Union at the Mkwakwani Stadium. It will be a do or die game considering that the two sides are in the relegation zone. Coastal Union are at the bottom with 22 points while African Sports follow them with 23 points.

The teams drew 1-1 in the first leg match. Mgambo JKT are in 14th place with the same points as African Sports but the armed forces side edge them on goal difference.

Another derby brings Mwadui FC taking on Stand United at the Mwadui Complex in Shinyanga. Mtibwa Sugar host Mbeya City at the Manungu ground in Turiani, Morogoro while Tanzania Prisons welcome JKT Ruvu at the Sokoine Stadium in Mbeya.

The league continues tomorrow when Simba and Azam FC lock horns at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

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