Drills hot up ahead of league’s return

TANZANIA : PREMIER League teams continue to rehearse ahead of its resumption on September 15th this year in various venues across the country.

The league was momentarily paused to pave the way for FIFA International break as national teams are engaging in Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

In order to remain in good shape, some of the teams have been playing friendly matches in a bid to keep the players fit and ready for the league’s third round.

Azam are not far from this adventure as they recharged their squad with an international friendly game against Artar Solar of Djibouti at Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

The Ice cream makers, despite being eliminated in the CAF Confederations Cup, have had a good ride in the top flight league after winning two of their opening fixtures.

This was a good response and their Assistant Coach Youssouph Dabo already declared that they are now fully focusing on the premier league title where all their energy has been directed.

However, in the third round of the contest, Azam will continue to stay at their Azam Complex to welcome Singida Fountain Gate who still hunt for maximum points.

In other fixtures, KMC will host JKT Tanzania at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam while debutants Tabora United will lock horns with Tanzania Prisons at Ali Hassan Mwinyi Stadium in Tabora. Elsewhere, Dodoma Jiji will host Mtibwa Sugar at Jamhuri Stadium whereas Mashujaa are pitted against Ihefu at Lake Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma.

Kagera Sugar will host Geita Gold at Kaitaba Stadium in Kagera while the other fixture sees Simba entertaining Coastal Union at Uhuru Stadium in the city.

Holders Young Africans, who currently lead the table on superior goal average with six points,will play their third home match against Namungo at Azam Complex in one of the hottest matches of the third round.

The game will see ex-Yanga Assistant Coach Cedric Kaze plotting to capsize his former employers in the race for maxi- mum points.

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