Match Preview: Mbeya City vs Yanga

Yanga beat Mbeya City 5-0 in the reverse fixture on October

After successfully securing a place in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, Yanga will turn their attention to the Premier League where they will meet Mbeya City on Sunday at the Sokoine stadium.

Yanga beat Mbeya City 5-0 in the reverse fixture in October and are favorites to win.

Yanga progressed into the group stage despite losing 1-0 to Ethiopia’s Wolayta Dicha in the second leg. This is because they won 2-0 in the first leg in Dar es Salaam.

In the Premier League, Yanga sit second, trailling the leaders Simba by 11 points although the defending champions have three games in hand.

The Jangwani Boys who are under assistant coaches Noel Mwandila and Shadrack Nsajigwa following the sudden departure of their Head Coach George Lwandamina will head into this game knowing that only a win will help them narrow the gap of points at the top.

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Long term absentees Donald Ngoma and Amisi Tambwe are still sidelined but there is doubt over the availability of Vincente Andrew and Ibrahim Ajib who were not part of the squad which faced Dicha in the second leg due to injuries.

There is another concern over Papy Tshishimbi who picked up an injury in the dying minutes when playing against Dicha and was not included in the travelling squad to face Mbeya City.

After the match Yanga will be back in Dar es Salaam for preparations ahead of the Dar Derby on April 29.