The Jangwani giants ended up in hot water with the league organizers after incidents that happened in their derby victory
Yanga SC imposed a heavy fine by the Premier League board of Tanzania after their mainland victory in the Premier League against opponent Simba SC last Saturday.
The Jangwani giants took the bragging rights from the eagerly awaited match at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium as Zawadi Mauya scored a first-half goal 1-0 over their rivals in Msimbazi.
However, TPLB confirmed in a statement issued by Purpose that Yanga was fined Tsh3million after four incidents that took place before the derby which was watched by more than 30,000 fans, including President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
What was said?
‘Yanga was fined Tsh3million for violating the following rules; by using the adjoining gate from Uhuru Stadium to gain access to the main venue for the match in Mkapa, instead of using the main gate reserved for all the teams, ”reads part of the statement.
“Using the gate intended for journalists to gain access to the media center, instead of using the main purpose reserved for teams, and entering the field for a warm-up session by using Gate B, which does not was planned to use during the derby. “
The statement continued: ‘Yanga was also punished for using the room intended for stadium workers to dress for the game, rather than using the dressing room set aside for them.
“Yanga was also asked to pay Tsh850, 000 to take care of the damage caused to the gates that forced them to use the stadium and gain access, and all this punishment is in accordance with section 15 (15). of the rules governing the game in the country. . ”
Simba needs a draw to win their fourth title
The victory against Simba led to Yanga denying their rivals the title on that day and also increasing their chances of winning the same.
However, Simba are now a point away from a record fourth consecutive title after recovering from the derby to beat KMC 2-0 with the goal from Chris Mugalu.
The Reds from Msimbazi they are six points clear at the top of the 18 team as they have 76 points from 31 games while Yanga is second on 70 points from 32 games.
This means that Simba will now be crowned champions if they secure a draw in their next tournament against Coastal Union at the Mkapa Stadium on 11 July.