Coastal Union finished second after collecting 26 points behind the group winners KCM who also qualified for the Premier League next season, after beating hosts JKT Mlale 1-0 in a tense match at Majimaji Stadium in Ruvuma on Friday. Under the tutelage of Fred Felix Minziro, KMC is the fourth team from Dar es Salaam to feature in the premiership after Simba, Young Africans and Azam.
Coastal Union opened their goal account in the 24th minute through a spot kick which was converted by Raizini Hafidh after Mawenzi Market player had fouled the scorer inside the penalty box. The scoreboard remained 1-0 for Coastal Union at the end of the first half. Coastal Union began the second half a rejuvenated side, making constant raids seeking to double their lead.
Their efforts paid off in the 74th minute when the former Young Africans midfielder, Athuman Iddi ‘Chuji’ netted the second to assure his team’s promotion to the topflight league.
Coastal Union comeback is a big relief to Tanga residents, who last season saw all their three teams being relegated to the lower divisions. M g a m b o JKT and African Sports are still struggling to regain their Premier League tickets.
At Majimaji Stadium in Songea Kinondoni Municipal Council (KMC) defeated hosts JKT Mlale 1-0 on their way to the Premier League. Abdulhalim Humud scored the vital goal for KMC.
KMC Head Coach, Minziro was the happiest man yesterday after seeing his team qualify for the Premier League. KMC is the second team after Singida United to win promotion under Minziro tutelage.Mbeya Kwanza defeated Polisi Dar 3-1 while Polisi Tanzania beat Mufindi United 2-1 in matches held yesterday in Mbeya and Mufindi