Pappy Kabamba Tshishimbi hit two goals to give Yanga a perfect Valentine day celebrations as they closed the gap against Simba to 4 points in the Ligi Kuu Bara table with a 4-1 demolition of Majimaji.
Tshishimbi opened the scoring in the 20th minute after Majimaji’s Mpoki Mwakinyuki caught a ball which was entering into the goal.
The referee gave Mwakinyuki a straight red card before giving a penalty to the host, Yanga that was scored by Tshishimbi.
The goal reduced Majimaji players morally giving room for Yanga dominate the game.
Obrey Chirwa got the second goal in the 29th minute after receiving a nice cross from Yanga’s defender Gadiel Michael. The strike marks the 11th goal of the season for the Young Africans' talisman.
An amazing third goal was scored almost 35 yards from the goal by Emanuel Martin in the 44th minute making the first half end 3 for Yanga with Majimaji 0.
The second half started with every team trying to make rooms for goals. However, it was Majimaji, who grabbed one in the 55th when a penalty was awarded to the visitors after Juma Makapu’s handball.
Thanks to Majimaji’s Marcel Bonaventure who gave his team the only goal, he put the ball at the back of the net in 56th minute, making the score board read Yanga 3 Majimaji 1.
Seven minutes before the final whistle Tshishimbi again brought happiness to Yanga fans after scoring the fourth goal from almost 30 yards and he was indeed the man of the match.
Analysis shows that Young Africans dominated ball possession of about 57 percent to 43 percent of Majimaji in the first half.
The Jangwani had seven shots on target with Majimaji’s three.
Both teams had one yellow card and Majimaji FC received one red card.
However, the second half changed when Majimaji FC controlled the ball possession by 51% to 49 for the Young Africans.
Fouls committed were six for the host and eight for Majimaji. They both shared three corners for the first half and second half.
Young Africans now have reached 37 points with 29 goals so far.
Yanga: Ramadhan Kabwili, Hassan Kessy, Gadiel Michael, Said Makapu, Andrew Vicent, Maka Edward, Emanuel Martin, Pappy Tshishimbi, Pius Buswita, Obrey Chirwa and Ibrahim Ajib.
Majimaji FC: Salehe Malande, Aziz Sibo, Mpoki Mwakinyuke, Kennedy Kipepe, Paulo Maona, Hassan Hamis, Peter Mapunda, Yakubu Kibiga,Six Mwasekaga, Marcel Boniventure and Jaffary Mohamedi.