Yanga on Tuesday will have a chance to dislodge Namungo from the third spot when they host Mbao FC in a Tanzania Premier League match at National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
The Luc Eymael coached boys notched their first win in six league matches on Saturday when they edged Alliance 2-0 at home. They had previously drawn five matches consecutively before registering that crucial victory. That poor form saw them fall off title race and ease off the pressure on second-placed Azam United.
Yanga have 44 points while Naumgo are third with 46 points two shy off Azam. Leaders Simba SC are cruising to their title defence with 65 points.
A win on Tuesday will give Yanga much needed confidence boost ahead of their clash with fierce rivals Simba in a Kariakor Derby on Sunday evening.
Mbao travel to Dar es Salaam alive to the fact that the chopping axe is still swinging in their face. They're currently 18th with 22 points and need at least a win at Yanga to push them to safety.
Tanzania Premier League fixtures
March 3, 2020
- Yanga v Mbao
March 4, 2020
- Ruvu Shooting v Alliance
- KMC v JKT
- Azam v Simba