The Sugar Millers had no mercy for their opponents who were welcoming a new head coach
Yanga SC were defeated 3-0 by Kagera Sugar on Wednesday in a Vodacom Premier League (VPL) tie at Uhuru National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Yanga fell behind after a Yusuf Mhilu’s strike early in the first half before conceding the other two in the second half, when Ahly Ramadhan and Peter Mwalyanzi scored the other goals.
The capitulation marked Luc Eymael’s first game in charge since he was appointed as Mwinyi Zahera’s permanent replacement this week.
Mhilu scored the first goal in the 13th minute and the Sugar Millers kept their slim lead into the half-time break.
Mhilu did not celebrate after opening the goal account against his former side.
Yanga’s bad day took another unfortunate turn when midfielder Mohamed Issa was red-carded just before the half-time break.
Kagera Sugar added the second in the 67th minute when Ramadhan fired past Farouk Shikalo as the visitors grew in confidence and attacked relentlessly.
The third goal, via Mwalyanzi, came in the 90th minute as Yanga were stunned in front of their home fans for the third time.
The result means the record Tanzanian champions have now lost their second game as they race to catch up with the leading clubs.
They still have four games in hand though.
The Bukoba-based club would have emerged with a bigger win had they been clinical with all their shots on target, while Yanga registered only had one shot on target in the entirety of the game.
Yanga will remain in the seventh position with 25 points as Kagera Sugar moved up to fourth with two more points.
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