Dodoma Jiji FC target to spoil Yanga’s unbeaten run record today
- Victory for Yanga will make them to go at the top of the league standing which is now under Azam FC after collecting 29 points from 13 matches. Azam have played more matches when compared to Yanga.
Dar es Salaam. Defending champions, Young Africans (Yanga) today face tough test of Dodoma Jiji FC in the ongoing Mainland Tanzania Premier League match.
The match has been scheduled to take place at the Liti Stadium in Singida from 4pm and is expected to be the most thrilling one. Yanga need to maintain their unbeaten run in the league while Dodoma Jiji FC want to prove their worth against the country’s football giants by stopping their unbeaten run record.
The Jangwani Street giants are now placed third in the league standing with 26 points from 10 matches while Dodoma Jiji FC are placed 15th after collecting nine points from 11 matches respectively.
Victory for Yanga will make them to go at the top of the league standing which is now under Azam FC after collecting 29 points from 13 matches. Azam have played more matches when compared to Yanga.
The league log show that Simba are placed second with 27 points from 12 matches.
Yanga head coach Nabi Nesreddine said they are targeting victory against Dodoma Jiji in order to widen the team’s lead of the other clubs in the Premier League.
“We need to be well-focused in the match, which is not going to be easy, as each club is out and out for victory on the soccer pitch.
“We want to maintain our winning streak by continuing to win match after match, despite facing strong opposition,” said Nabi.
Yanga are expected to field their newly-signed second choice goalkeeper Abdultwalib Mshery who is covering the gap left by Malian goalkeeper Djigui Diarra who has joined his national team for special assignment.
Nabi said they are taking the encounter seriously because Dodoma Jiji is among the strong teams in the league.
Dodoma Jiji FC head coach Melis Medo said they are taking the encounter seriously, and their target is to end Yanga’s unbeaten record in the league.
Medo said his players are in good form, ready to face challenges by the league defenders.