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Abdul: The fixtures have not been friendly to us

18:36 GMT+3 11/05/2018
Juma Abdul | Yanga
Yanga have failed to mount a serious title challenge with Simba winning the title this season

Yanga’s right back Juma Abdul has claimed that the Premier League fixtures have contributed to their poor season following a 2-0 defeat against Tanzania Prison on Thursday.

The defeat helped Simba to clinch their first league title after five seasons.

Speaking after the match, Abdul who captained the side containing several second team players, said that the League fixture has not been friendly to them this season when you consider that they have also participated in the CAF Competitions.

“We are in the CAF Competition and the fixtures for the local tournament was not good for us this season,” said Abdul.

Yanga returned from Algeria where they played USM Alger last Sunday and were set to play a league match two days later. The fixture congestion led to the Yanga bench prioritising the CAF Confederation with the club sending a second string team for their Tanzania Prisons match, a match they ended up losing 2-0 and handing Simba the League title in the process.