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JKT Ruvu player Shaibu Nayopa (R) dodges Mrisho Ngasa during their Mainland premier soccer leaque match played at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Yanga won 1-0.

Kagera Sugar became the first premiership side in the ongoing Mainland soccer league to claim a share of points with red-hot title contenders Simba, holding the visitors to a 1-1 draw in a nerve-jangling match played at the Kaitaba Stadium here, yesterday.

He hosts kicked off the match aggressively as Shija Mkina blew the opportunity to score for shooting wide, 12 minutes after the kick off.

He was responding to Simba’s strike by Jabir Aziz who also misfired to score as early as the second minute of the match.

Simba broke the deadlock after 56 minutes when Emmanuel Okwi’s glancing header sailed into the net past stunned custodian Amani Simba. Ramadhani Chombo played a crucial role in a build up towards the goal.

Kagera Sugar responded with a spot kick to draw level as Themi Felix beat custodian Juma Kaseja in the 71st minute as the home fans exploded into thunderous applause.

Fullback Juma Jabu had handed the ball in a frantic efforts to clear inside the box only for referee Idd

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