Azam on Wednesday failed to claw back Simba SC Tanzania Premier League lead when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ndanda at Nangwanda Grounds.
The second-placed Azam have now 45 points, 14 off leaders Simba, and will be now be fighting to fend off Yanga FC in third place.
Vitalis Mayanga gave the hosts a 10th-minute lead before Andrew Simchimba levelled for Azam with 14 minutes left of the clock.
In Mwanza, Davi Richard scored a hattrick as Alliance thrashed visiting Mwadui 4-1. Mwadui now are firmly in relegation zone with 19 points while Alliance climb to 12th on the log with 28 points.
In Dodoma, Prisons played to a goalless draw with visiting Mtibwa Sugar.
Tanzania Premier League results
- Tanzania Prisons 0-0 Mtibwa Sugar
- Alliance 4-1 Mwadui
- Ndanda1-1 Azam