Dodoma Jiji will battle Young Africans on Friday, 31 December 2021, at CCM Kirumba Stadium in the Tanzanian Premier League.
A classic David and Goliath match is on the cards, Dodoma Jiji being David while Young Africans, also known as Yanga, will be the Goliath on the day. This is an exciting kickstart to the new year for Dodoma Jiji, a good result will send them to cloud nine as they celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Friday’s encounter promises to produce fireworks. Two in-form teams going head-to-head will bring entertainment of the highest order and top-quality football on the day. This is a big game for Dodoma Jiji; they will test themselves against the best in Tanzania.
Young Africans are the biggest team in Tanzania and oldest side in the league, having been established in 1936. Yanga has won multiple Tanzanian League titles; they are one of the top teams in Tanzania for a reason. Although their home ground, the CCM Kirumba Stadium, is known as a fortress, this season, they have played four home games and won all four.
Their home form has seen them be at the top of the log with 26 points. They are tipped to run away with the league; the team is too strong and plays good football. They will go to their encounter against Dodoma Jiji as the favourites.
Don’t be fooled. The underdog tag suits Dodoma Jiji in this instance and they do have a strong chance of pulling off an upset. However, a giant will be in front of them, and they will want to slay it just like David did. Therefore, Dodoma Jiji will have to play with no fear at the CCM Kirumba Stadium; they should try to go toe to toe with Yanga.
Dodoma Jiji has nothing to lose and everything to gain in this matchup. This is an advantage for them; the players will go play with no pressure. Playing against Yanga is enough motivation for the players; they will test themselves against the League’s best players.
Dodoma will be confident ahead of Friday’s match; they won their last game against Namungo, beating them 2-1. The result took Dodoma to sixth place on the log with 16 points. A good result against Yanga will see them go as high as third place.
The most likely result for Dodoma against Yanga is a draw. Depending on the game’s flow, a score draw of 1-1 or 2-2 will be the scoreline.
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