Yanga, Simba face off on October 25

Archrivals Yanga and Simba will meet in the Vodacom Premier League 2008/9 first leg match on October 25 in Dar es Salaam.

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Secretary-General, Fredrick Mwakalebela, said yesterday that the teams would meet in the return leg on April 12, 2009.

He said the fixtures were made in away that it would not interfere with Taifa Stars matches.

Mwakalebela said the fixtures would only be adjusted once the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will release the dates of the Champions League and Confederation Cup.

The 12-team Vodacom Premier League will kick off on August 22 when Simba will play the newly-promoted Villa Squad in the opening match in Dar es Salaam.

Defending champions Yanga will start their campaign on August 23 against Tanzania Prisons in Dar es Salaam.

Other matches set for August 23 are Mtibwa Sugar vs Police Dodoma in (Morogoro), Kagera Sugar vs Police Morogoro (Bukoba) and Toto Africa vs JKT Ruvu (Mwanza).

The newly-promoted Azam will host Moro United in Dar es Salaam on August 24.

  • SOURCE: Guardian

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