Simba SC extended their lead on top of the Tanzania Mainland League table after defeating Mtibwa Sugar 3-0 Tuesday evening.
Having lost their last game against JKT Tanzania by a solitary goal, the defending champions needed to get back to winning ways.
The Sugar Millers were in no mood of concede early and they held the defending champions at bay for the best part of the first half.
However, they cracked in the 45th minute when John Bocco managed to capitalize on a Meddie Kagere pass to get the opener.
After the break, Wekundu wa Msimbazi showed they mean business and in the 47th minute, they doubled their advantage.
Mohamed Husseini exploited poor defending to put the ball past the custodian and calmed the nerves of his teammates as well as the technical bench.
Hassan Dilunga sealed the win in the 58th minute after a good move by the teammates.
Second-placed Azam FC kept up with the pace after defeating Polisi Tanzania by a solitary goal.
Mudathir Yahya scored the only goal for the Tanzania FA Cup champions.
Yanga SC lost ground on leaders Simba after drawing 1-1 agaisnts their visitors Mbeya City.
The struggling side went ahead after just 42 minutes courtesy of Lamine Moro own goal before Bernard Morrison scored an equalizer with a quarter an hour to go.
Lipuli and JKT Tanzania settled for 1-1 draw with Mwadui falling 2-0 to Ndanda SC.
Alliance defeated Kagera Sugar 2-1 with Namungo defeating Singida 1-0.