Maji Maji have been relegated from the Ligi Kuu Bara following today’s 1-1 draw with league champions Simba at home. The draw brought an end to Lizombe’s 3-year stay in the top flight.
A first half goal from Simba bound Marcel Kaheza was cancelled by Haruna Niyonzima two minutes before half time through a penalty after Kennedy Kipepe brought down Rashid Juma.
Simba were given another penalty in the 70th minute but only to see Niyonzima’s attempt saved by goalkeeper Hashem Mussa.
This evening’s draw means they remain second-from bottom of the Premier League table on 25 points and are no longer able to overhaul relegation rivals Ndanda who beat Stand United 3-1 at Nangwanda stadium.
Ndanda who seemed destined to go down after a series of poor results, they managed two wins in a row against Shinyanga sides Mwadui and Stand United to assure their place in League next season.
Meanwhile, the former Tanzania champions misery continue as they beaten 3-1 by Azam in the top two deiceder tie held at Benjamini Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
The result leaves Yanga in the third place with 52 points while Azam stay second with 58 poinst.
Azam who were started the game strongly opened the scoring in less than five minutes through Yahaya Zayd, the goal stayed until the break with the Ice Cream Makers dominated the majority of the first half.
Yanga started the second half with high tempo and they got an equaliser through Abdallah Kheri own goal, however, Azam added the scond and third goals through Shabani Idd and Salum Abuubakar.
Elsewhere, Tanzania Prison beat Singida United 1-0 in the top four decider tie. The win helped the Mbeya side to finish in fourth position, four points above Singida United.
The game between Yanga and Azam which will decide who will finish second, will be held later today to close the Ligi Kuu Bara curtain.
Other results on the final day of the Ligi Kuu Bara
Lipuli 1 vs 2 Kagera Sugar
Tanzania Prison 1 vs 0 Singida United
Ndanda 3 vs 1 Stand United
Njombe Mji 0 vs 2 Mwadui
Mtibwa Sugar 0 vs 0 Mbeya City
Mbao 1 vs 1 Ruvu Shooting
Maji Maji 1 vs Simba
Yanga 1 vs 3 Azam