Azam-Yanga tie crucial for Simba
Holders Simba are attentively waiting for the result of tomorrow’s crunch match between Young Africans and Azam FC to weight their title retention possibilities.
Stuttering Simba are five points adrift of pace makers Young Africans and as many to Azam while the league leaders have a match in hand.
Simba will have to pray for a draw in the match so as to have a soft workload in closing the point’s gap. A win for either side would still keep the holders in awkward position as they need to post victories to match with the leaders.
With 31 points, thanks for the midweek away victory over Tanzania Prisons.
The top of the table clash is highly awaited by most of the premiership followers as the outcome would be eye opener to the title race.
Both Azan and Yanga have tied on 36 points with Yanga having one game in hand and any slip up by either team is likely to cause a huge tilt in the standings table.
Azam have been enjoying a unique rollercoaster display having won all of their matches since the second half of the season kicked off last month.
Yanga have also been on proper footing despite dropping two points to visiting Mtibwa Sugar a fortnight ago.
The title race has been highly thrilling as more teams are earning points to make the leader board a bunched one.
Besides Simba, Yanga and Azam Tanga’s Coastal Union is also making an impression in the chase having attained 30 points courtesy of a victory over visiting Oljoro JKT during the midweek fixtures.
The Tanga side has played 18 matches and has six points to close the gap on leaders Yanga and Azam.
Meanwhile the battle to fight against relegation took a new turn in the midweek fixture as bottom placed African Lyon chalked maximum points over Toto Africa, another relegation haunted side. The result was not useful but helped the Dar es Salaam side to pull debutants Police Moro at the tail of the standings.
Lyon also piled up pressure on Toto as they need to win their next fixture to over out of the relegation borderline.
With 12 points for Lyon, Toto must fight to avoid the relegation and cross the borderline for one more point. Otherwise JKT Ruvu have been in delicate position after losing heavily to title contenders Azam in the midweek fixture and gaze the relegation borderline with just a point. JKT Ruvu have 15 points in 16 appearances.