Mgambo edge closer to top flight promotion

Juma Mwinyimvua was Mgambo’s hero after he scored a first-half brace at the Jamhuri Stadium here before Nassoro Gumbo put the icing on the cake with the third in the closing stages. The result means that Mgambo Shooting have collected 15 points from seven games and now stand a good chance of securing  promotion to the top flight football- they just need to win their last game against Mbeya City.

The winners were quick on the offensive and succeeded to open the scoring after 16 minutes through Mwinyimvua, who doubled the score in the 37th minute. With two minutes of regular time remaining, Omary Makwiko whipped in a nice cross for Gumbo to tap home the third and seal crucial win for Mgambo FC, which went a long way towards guaranteeing the Tanga-based outfit a top-three finish in the first division league.  

The Dar es Salaam-based Transit Camp have so far collected single point from seven games. Meanwhile, Tanzania Prisons also posted a 3-0 win against Polisi Tabora at the late kick off match played at the same venue. Peter Michael opened the scoring for Prisons barely four minutes into the game and John Mathew extended their lead shortly after the half hour mark. Mathew added the third after 53 minutes, which effectively put the game beyond Polisi’s reach.

The win means Prisons have reached 11 points and stand a better to fill one of the three slots for the top flight promotion. Hosts Polisi Morogoro also stand a better chance of making their return back to the Premier League. The law enforcers defeated Tabora’s Rhino Rangers 2-1 at the Jamhuri Stadium in Morogoro on Tuesday and they have now recorded 14 points.

Despite edging Mlale JKT 2-1 earlier this week, Mbeya City has all but missed out on promotion to the Mainland top flight as the Mbeya-based side has collected seven points from six matches and will post 13 points should the team win the remaining two matches. 

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Author: JOHN NDITI in Morogoro

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