Ghanaian striker Kenneth Asamoah scored a solitary goal which gave Tanzanian champions Young Africans a crucial 1-0 win over Police Dodoma on Wednesday.
The win helped Yanga to narrow the gap in the Mainland premiership standings.
Asamoah scored the all important winner two minutes to half time when he capitalised on a goal mouth scramble.
Compatriort Yaw Berko
The holders have wound up the first half of the season trailing by just a point behind rivals Simba who dropped two precious points following a dramatic 3-3 draw with Moro United at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
By the end of the thirteen round matches, Yanga have attained a 27 pint mark as Simba have one more to lead the half season.