Defending champions Young Africans sink Taifa Jang’ombe
Young Africans SC kick started their Mapinduzi Cup title defence on a winning note on Wednesday evening.
The NBC Tanzania Premier League side brushed aside Taifa Jan’ombe 2-0 in a Group B match played last night at the Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar.
Heritier Makambo gave Young Africans the lead after 33 minutes, before Denis Nkame made it 2-0 five minutes into the second half. Young Africans SC will return to face Zanzibar’s top side KMKM Sc on Friday to decide which team tops the group to qualify for the semi-final stage.
In an earlier match NBC Tanzanian Premier League defending champions Simba SC also recorded a 2-0 win in a Group C match. Pape Ousmane Sakho and Larry Bwalya netted for Simba SC.
Today Yosso Boys will face Meli 4 City, while Azam FC return for their second game in the tournament when they battle Namungo FC.
The 2022 Mapinduzi Cup is expected to climx on January 13th with the final.