Three second half strikes gave Yanga a decisive 3-0 victory against Kagera Sugar and helped them move second above Azam on the Ligi Kuu table.
George Lwandamina who gave midfielder Thaban Kamusoko a first start after nearly six months on the sideline because of injury were far from better in the first 45 minutes.
Ibrahim Ajib break the deadlock in the 53th minute through penalty after his initial shot handed by Kagera Suger defender Juma Shemvuni.
Following that goal, Kagera Sugar dominated the game especially on the middle and they came close to equalise through Atupe Green and Jafary Kibaya.
Lwandamina decided to replace "unfit" Kamusoko with Yusuph Mhilu, and the substitution seemed to help Yanga mainly toward the final third.
After he had been denied several times by goalkeeper Ramadhan Chalamanda, Emmanuel Martin scored in the 77 minutes to make it 2-0. Two minutes before the final whistle Mhilu forced Juma Shemvuni to an own goal to conclude the happy evening for Jangwani boys.
Yanga who were beaten at home in the CAF Champions League clash with Township Rollers on Tuesday now close the gap to three points behind league leaders Simba SC.
The defeat leaves Kagera Sugar in the relegation zone with only ten matches remain.