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Yanga get off the mark

Kagame Cup Champions Yanga SC got their first league victory in the new campaign after thrashing JKT Ruvu 4-1 at the National Stadium.

Yanga got an early lead in the game thanks to Nadir Haroub's goal, and in the 30th minute newly signed striker Didier Kavumbagu netted his first league goal, taking the scores 2-0 at half-time in favor of Yanga.

After resumption, Simon Msuva added another goal for Yanga in the 52nd minute, while Kavumbagu stole the show by grabbing his brace in the 65th minute.

And three minutes later, Ruvu stars got their consolation goal from Mwaipopo in the 68th minute. The game ended Yanga with an emphatic 4-1 victory over JKT Ruvu, taking them 6th in the league standings with Ruvu in tenth spot.

Elsewhere, Ivorian Striker Kipre Tchetche scored at crucial goal to give Azam a 1-0 victory over Mtibwa Sugar.

The victory sent Azam on top the standings with seven points, ahead of Champions Simba who will play their game against Ruvu shooting at the National Stadium on Sunday, while Mtibwa take fifth spot on the standings.

Saturday's results:

Yanga SC 4-1 JKT Ruvu

JKT Oljoto 1-0 Polisi Morogoro

Azam FC 1-0 Mtibwa Sugar

Coastal Union 0-0 Toto Africans


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