Mainland premier soccer league resumes today as eight teams will be in action at five venues this evening.
Leaders Simba and holders Young Africans are out of action as they have been temporarily exempted and concentrate on continental leagues.
Debutants Oljoro JKT are still at their base in Arusha as they host Ruvu Shooting at their Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium.
Also enjoying home ground advantage are third placed Azam FC who open the gate to let in Villa Squad at the Chamazi Stadium on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.
In Tanga coastal Union are plotting more refuge into safe horizon as they host hard to beat JKT Ruvu at the Mkwakwani Stadium.
Moro United travel all the way from Dar es Salaam to Bukoba where they meet hosts Kagera Sugar in one of the five premiership ties.
Beside Simba and Young Africans, other teams not in action today are Police Dodoma and African Lyon.
Police Dodoma have their 17th round match against Simba rescheduled for one month, same as Lyon against holders Yanga.
While Yanga host visiting Egyptian club Zamalek at the National Stadium in the opening leg of the Africa Champions League on Saturday, Simba travel to Rwanda to face Kiyovu Stars in the Confederations Cup encounter.
Wins for third and fourth placed Azam and JKT Oljoro (respectively) can not change the standings table at the top.
Leaders samba and holders Yanga have created a strong cushion of five-point gap to stay unshaken should either Oljoro or Azam post victories in today’s assignments.
A change is expected below the relegation borderline should Mtibwa sugar lose to hosts Toto Africa.
Otherwise, the Mwanza side will still be glues to the relegation tunnel until they post a win in the next round.
Villa Squad who leapfrogged into safety zone after two back to back victories, will be looking forward to shock the star studded ice cream makers. ends
Relegation-haunted Toto Africa are at home to visiting Mtibwa Sugar at their CCM Kirumba Stadium base in Mwanza tomorrow.