Coastal Union players celebrate one of their three goals against Pamba

Tanzania Promotion and Relegation Play-offs:

  • Mtibwa Sugar 0-1 Transit Camp (Agg: 4-2)
  • Coastal Union 3-1 Pamba (Agg: 5-3)

Mtibwa Sugar and Coastal Union Football Club maintained their top league status in Tanzania.

This was confirmed after the return legs of the promotion and relegation play-offs on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Mtibwa Sugar, home to Ugandan creative midfielder Boban Zirintusa Bogere lost 1-0 at home at the Jamhuri stadium in Morogoro city.

Karegea scored the price-less goal in the 56th minute just like he did during the first leg.

Action between Mtibwa Sugar and Transit Camp Jamhuri stadium in Morogoro City (Credit: Mtibwa Sugar)
A Transit Camp player shields the ball away from Mtibwa Sugar’s player (Credit: Mtibwa SugarMedia)

The day’s result did not hurt Mtibwa Sugar since they had won the first leg in convincing fashion 4-1 at the Uhuru stadium in Dar es Salaam; thus making it 4-2 on aggregate.

In the first leg, Ibrahim Hilika Ahmada scored a hat-trick and Kelvin Sabato added the other.

Hilika’s goals came in the 9th, 70th and 84th minutes as Sabato’s goal was scored in the 12th minute.

Meanwhile, Coastal Union humbled Pamba Sports Club 3-1 during the return leg at the Mkwakwani stadium in Tanga.

The result means the Coastal Union made it 5-3 on aggregate to maintain their top premier league status.

That said, Coastal Union and Mtibwa Sugar joined the two directly promoted clubs; Mbeya Yakwanza and African Sport from the second division.

By the end of the season; JKT Tanzania (39 points), Gwambina (35 points), Ihefu (35 points) and Mwadui (19 points) were directly relegated to the second division league.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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