After close to two months of no action, the Tanzania Vodacom Premier League resumed with several fixtures on card starting Friday.

The league had gone into recess towards end of October after seven rounds and the small window saw clubs like Simba and Azam among others add to their squads.

However, there was no little change in fortunes for Simba who recently beefed up their squad with more three Ugandans; Daniel ‘Mzee’ Sserunkuma, Simon Sserunkuma and Murushid Jjuuko to their ranks as they lost 1-0 to Kagera Sugar coached by ex-Uganda Cranes star Jackson Mayanja.

The loss is Simba’s first this season but the Msimbazi have drawn six and won just one of eight and lie 10th on the 14 team log.

Only Joseph Owino missed this game of the Ugandan contingent. Emmanuel Okwi skippered the side.

Matia Lule’s Stand United drew 1-1 with table leaders Mtibwa Sugar. Speaking to Kawowo Sports after the game, Lule sounded contended but rued missed opportunities.

It’s a good point for the start but we deserved more. We had full control of proceedings from the first whistle but it was simply not our day.

In the big one of the weekend, George Nsimbe’s Azam salvaged a late 2-2 with giants Yanga.

The fixture marked the start of Nsimbe’s tenure as assistant coach to John Omog and it was also Brian Majwega’s competitive debut.

The newly acquired attacking midfielder featured for 90 minutes.

Weekend Results

JKT Ruvu 1-0 Ruvu Shooting

Prisons 0-0 Coastal Union

Yanga 2-2 Azam

Mbeya City 1-0 Ndanda

Polisi Morogoro 2-0 Mgambo

Simba 0-1 Kagera Sugar

Mtibwa 1-1 Stand United

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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