Young Africans Ruvu Shooting, in action today

10Nov 2016
Letas Morice
The Guardian
Young Africans Ruvu Shooting, in action today

HOLDERS Young Africans seek to bolster their title retention campaign when they host Ruvu Shooting in a match to be played at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam today.

Hans Van der Pluijm

The match is pivotal to either side aiming to maintain good positions in the league log.
Young Africans, who have not lost a match at home since the start of the season, will be confident to edge past the visiting Coast Region-based Ruvu Shooting who are struggling to maintain form after their recent 3-1 defeat to Kagera Sugar on Sunday.

Coach Hans Van der Pluijm might, as well, be keen to maintain his winning record over the visitors having not lost a game basing on the fact that he once handed them humiliating 7-0 and 5-0 routs.

After a lackluster performance away in Mbeya, second-placed Young Africans with 30 points in 14 games, having won 9 , drawn thrice and lost twice since the start of the season, might be keen to maintain winning ways.

Their recent match saw them narrowly edging past Mbeya based-Tanzania Prisons by 1-0 on Sunday, a match preceded by a surprising 2-1 upset at the hands of Mbeya City.

Yanga’s winger Simon Msuva who scooped the premier league’s best player of the month award for October, might as well help turn things around to the title holders.

However, Ruvu Shooting under coach Selemani Mtingwe might as well seek to improve their position in the league by putting up a laudable performance following their latest away 3-1 defeat to Kagera Sugar on Sunday.

Ruvu Shooting have won only once in their last five matches and they might seek to stage up a remarkable performance.

Victory for the visitors might, as well, go all out to claim three important points and hit 22, similar to Shinyanga-based Stand United.