Away arenas reward TZ envoys

TANZANIA envoys in the CAF Championship League were handsomely rewarded in the away venues, but the home venue turned sour as recorded by Simba, Young Africans, and KMKM, who played on Saturday in three separate venues.

Simba, who faced hosts Nyasa Big Bullets, stamped a comfortable 2-0 win at Bingu Stadium in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, while Yanga claimed a huge 4-0 victory over South Sudan’s Zalan, who opted to stage their home matches at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

At Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar, the Isles envoys KMKM suffered a 2-0 loss to visitors Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya; the loss gives KMKM a tall order in their return leg match in Libya next week.

At Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Simba splashed a 2-0 victory through goals from Mosses Phiri in 29th minute and John Bocco in the 84th minute, completing Clatous Chama’s assist.

At Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam Fiston Mayele’s hat trick heralded Young Africans’ 4-0 win.

The win reflects that Yanga have a downhill task in their return leg buoyed by goals from Fiston Mayele and Feisal Salum.

Yanga lodged all their goals in the second half after complet- ing the first 45 minutes with a barren draw.

Mayele headed home an opener in the 47th, completing Denis Nkane’s assist before Feisal Salum doubled for his side in the 54th minute after skilfully outmaneuvering Zalan defenders before he brilliantly fired the ball inside the gaping net.

Mayele concluded his side goal festival in the 85th and 87th minutes.

Young Africans dominated on Saturday’s game with a high pace compared to their oppo- nents Zalan FC.

The first half ended with a barren draw; despite Yanga cre- ating numerous chances to score, but Zalan goalkeeper stood firmly and saved most of the dangers.

Among the attempts came in the second minute, when Aziz Ki fired a blockbuster) to complete Fiston Mayele’s set through, but it was brilliantly saved0.

They made another attempt in the fifth minute through Kibwana Shomari in the 11th minute when Jesus Moloko attacked with a perfect volley, but the Zalan goalkeeper again saved it.

Dickson Ambundo made another attempt in the 23rd minute before Ki Aziz fired a free kick that hit a woodwork.

At Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar, KMKM lost 2-0 to Al Ahly Tripoli in another CAF Champions League encounter.

Other CAF Champions League encounters staged in other parts of Africa included Volcan Club (Comoros) defeat- ing 1-0 La Passe (Seychelles).

Cape Town City (South Africa) punished AS Otoho (Congo) 2-0, Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) grabbed a slim 1-0 over Red Arrows (Zambia), and APR FC of Rwanda beat US Monastir of Tunisia 1-0.

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