Azam FC on Saturday suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Coastal Union in a Tanzania Premier League match played at Azam Centre.
The second-placed side failed to keep the pressure on the runaway leaders Simba as they now have 44 points, 12 off the leaders.
Simba continued with their grand march to 2019/20 league glory with a routine 1-0 win away at Lipuli. That was their 18th win of the season after 22 matches, with two draws and two losses.
In other matches played on Saturday, Singida United continued with their slump as they fell 1-0 to Ndanda, Mwadui played to a one-all draw with Namungo. JKT beat Mtibwa 1-0 as Ruvu Shooting edged Mbeya City 1-0. In the final match of the day, Polisi beat KMC 3-2.
Tanzania Premier League results
- Singida 0-1 Ndanda
- Lipuli 0-1 Simba
- Azam 1-2 Coastal Union
- Yanga 0-0 Prisons
- Mwadui 1-1 Namungo
- Mtibwa 0-1 JKT
- Ruvu 1-0 Mbeya City
- KMC 2-3 Polisi