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Azam close gap on Yanga



League contenders Azam FC thrashed Mtibwa Sugar 4-1 on Sunday to move level on points with leaders Yanga at the top of the Vodacom Premier League standings.

Joackins Atudo scored in the 15th minute of the game to Give Azam the lead. Mtibwa got back into the game six minutes later through Vincent Barnabas as the game was tied 1-1 at half time.

Ugandan international Striker Brian Umony scored with just two minutes after resumption following a good assist from Humphrey Mieno as Azam went 2-1 ahead of Mtibwa.

Ivorian striker Kipre Tchetche stole the show as he netted a brace in the final three minutes of the game as Azam sealed a bug win.

With this result, Azam closed the gap on leaders Yanga on 33 points, while Simba and Coastal Union placed third and fourth respectively.

Yanga will play their next league game against African Lyon on Wednesday.

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