Young Africans win Tanzania League trophy

Young Africans win Tanzania League trophy
Haruna Niyonzima of Young Africans during the 2015 Confederation Cup

by Andrew Oryada

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015. 12:32

Burundian import Amissi Tambwe netted a hat-trick and Simon Msuva scored the other to help Young Africans beat Police Morogoro 4-1 to win the Tanzania Premier League on Monday.

Young Africans who are still in contention to make it to the last 16 of the CAF Confederation Cup have no attained a 55-point mark which is unassailable by the rest of the 13 teams competing in the League.

The team handled by Dannish Coach Hans Van De Pluijm dethroned holders Azam FC who are handled by Ugandan coach George Nsimbe. Azam FC are in second place and could qualify to represent Tanzania at the CAF Confederations Cup next year.

In the game against Police Morogoro, Tambwe scored after 41 minutes when he finished off a cross from Simom Msuva. He was on target again eight minutes after resumption when he notched the second goal for his team courtesy of Mrisho Ngasa’s cross.

The Burundian concluded his second hat-trick of the season after 59 minutes when he also made full use of aerial cross by Ngasa as the visitors were completely overwhelmed. Msuva closed Yanga’s score sheet with the fourth goal after 66 minutes before Admini Bantu netted a consolation goal for Police Morogoro after 84 minutes.

“I am very happy that we have won the title with some games yet to be played. The boys have worked hard,” said Coach De Pluijm. The win was also a big boost for the team ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup return leg against Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel later this weekend in Tunis.

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