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Triumphant Yanga visit Bunge; The Best Political Rivary YANGA vs SIMBA

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    By In2EastAfrica - Fri Jul 22, 8:40 pm
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    Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, Speaker of the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania, Anne Makinda and former Prime Minister, Federick Sumaye with team management and players of Yanga.

    It was a Joyful Yanga fans among parliamentarians in the National Assembly here on Friday, as the team paid a visit in the house.

    Kibakwe Member of Parliament, George Simbachawene (CCM) announced the presence of the Kagame Cup 2011 and Tanzania Mainland Premier League winners in the House shortly after the question and answers session, amid applause from MPs.

    "You did a very good job and I am very pleased to invite you to the parliament," he said, declaring that he is also an ardent fan of the Jangwani-based club.
    It was all fun indeed as politicians put aside their differences and engaged in jokes here and there. Before Simbachawene had made the announcement, he directed salutations to some politicians, known to be fans of Yanga's arch-rival, Simba SC, also of Dar es Salaam.

    "I send greetings to Minister William Ngeleja (Energy and Minerals), Mussa Azzan Zungu (Ilala MP) and finally the Chairman of Simba, Aden Rage (Tabora Urban MP)," he said jokingly.

    The Yanga players were seated in one of the visitors' galleries in the magnificent house, clad in yellow and black tracksuits. When their presence was announced by Simbachawene they stood up and waved to the MPs, brandishing the Kagame and Premier League trophies, amid applause.

    Shortly after the introduction, the parliament was treated to a drama when Mtera MP, Livingstone Lusinde, stood up and sought the Chair's guidance.

    "Honourable Chairperson, this is unfair why is that Simba won the Kagame Cup seven (six) times but they were not invited in the house, but Yanga have won just four times and they have been invited," charged the MP.

    Simbachawene shot back, noting that Simba had lost 1-0 during the Kagame Cup finals that pitted the two giants at the state-of-the art National Stadium in Dar es Salaam over the last two weeks.

    Speaking outside the house, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda, said Yanga deserved to be feted by MPs because what they did was of the good of the country's football.

    He said further that Yanga's achievement should be taken as a challenge by other teams, so that they could also win Bunge's accolade.

    Speaker of the National Assembly Anne Makinda also lauded the Jangwani Street giants following their recent achievement.

    Speaking at the Bunge grounds later, Yanga Chairman, Lloyd Nchunga, who was the leader of the entourage, said the team was pleased with the reception at the law making house.

    Yanga skipper Shadrack Nsajigwa was in seventh heaven, saying the players have been highly motivated by what he called as special treat by MPs. He said they will not be carried away by their achievement in the region.

    "We'll keep our feet on the ground," the never say die Taifa Stars skipper and wing back said.
    By ALVAR MWAKYUSA, Tanzania Daily News